As a result of the HBCU Innovation Summit Facebook Hacakathon and the increase in desire of students wanting to study entrepreneurship I am proud to say we have started an innovation and entrepreneurship organization for student's at Prairie View A&M University, PV WIRE - Where Innovation Reaches Entrepreneurship. We are moving at a very fast pace, we started this organization January 10, 2015 and in the short amount of time we have acquired our own makerspace, and we have a members who are starting businesses(iOS apps, and a consulting business).Therefore I want to thank you for hosting the HBCU Innovation Summit Facebook Hackathon.
Prarie View A & M
At my visit to Google and Facebook, I had the opportunity to meet many different kinds of people. I met with software developers, new hires, and even some project managers. Along with these people I was able to see many great advances in technology such as the Google self driving car. Seeing so many people of different ages and from so many different backgrounds changing the world through technology together helped me see that it is possible for anyone to be able to apart of something great such as being apart of a company like Google or Facebook. At the summit they encouraged us to speak of all of our ideas, nothing was too big, or impossible to achieve. I now have a desire to be apart of something bigger than myself, but to help shape the world with others with our ideas through technology.
Prarie View A & M
It is not often that you get a chance to mingle with other professionals especially if you are in academia and constantly swamped with loads of work. In my view the program had a well-orchestrated array of events that provided the opportunity not only to meet other professionals, but most importantly, to meet people who are willing to give an/their honest opinions; people who are willing to share personal experiences, people who are willing to advice, people who are enthusiastic about our success and clearly have an interest in us. To me, this event was more than any scientific meeting I have ever attended, it was undoubtedly a unique experience
UNCF Merck Program Orientation Participant