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RESULTS: 30 UNCF HBCU Innovation Summit Fellows now have Technical Roles

We have been hosting the UNCF HBCU Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley for the past three years. Our data indicates a clear upward trend. The results are both positive and gratifying.

#HBCU Innovation Summit Fellow, Morehouse student Take on, “Diversity + Tech Recruitment,” by Jopwell

“So, who exactly is on your platform?” It’s the most common question people ask me after learning about Jopwell, which introduces great underrepresented ethnic minority candidates to great job opportunities.

2015 UNCF #HBCUInnovation Summit Recap Video

special Thanks to our Summit Staff: Stacey Lee, Marcus Ware, Ashlei Stevens, Grace Lowe and Angela Van-Croft   UNCF partnered with nearly a dozen major Silicon Valley corporations– including eBay,

Webinar Recaps: ” How did I/ How to get into Tech?”

February, 22, 2016 UNCF hosted a webinar with Jopwell on Learn best practices from dope members of Jopwell’s team who are here to better connect you to Tech.    


HBCU Innovation Summit

2017 HBCU Innovation Summit + Student Tech-Empowerment Workshop
October 25-29, 2017
San Mateo, CA

2016 Recap

Featured Fellows
Student Testimonial

We are transforming our campuses into high-performance STEM hubs and nodes of innovation and entrepreneurship that will have increased economic impact for the African-American community.


Aggressively and effectively changing the S.T.E.M. landscape in ways that broaden access and exposure of a new community of young black minds

Student Testimonial
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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