The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Aneela Idnani

Cofounder & Marketing/Design Lead
Minneapolis, MN
Aneela Idnani is Cofounder & Marketing/Design Lead at HabitAware. HabitAware is a Minneapolis-based mental health tech startup and 2018 TIME Magazine Best Invention. HabitAware's flagship product, Keen, is a smart bracelet designed to help people overcome body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB). Having grown up with hair pulling disorder (also known as trichotillomania, a BFRB), Aneela is an outspoken mental health advocate, raising awareness of these very common yet unknown conditions. 
HabitAware holds research grants from the NIH & NSF to improve Keen for body focused repetitive behaviors. The company has been featured as a TIME Magazine 2018 Best Invention, BuzzFeed, SELF Magazine, The Washington Post, Prevention Magazine and was also the 2018 MN Cup winner.
Aneela is a 40 Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal "40 under 40." Aneela is a native New Yorker who proudly calls MN home.