2016 HBCU I.C.E. INNOVATION SUMMIT

November 16-20, 2016 – Silicon Valley

Building productive HBCU innovation ecosystems and connecting them to Silicon Valley and other tech hubs across the country

Program Details

The mission of the ICE platform is to transform our campuses into high-performance STEM hubs and nodes of innovation and entrepreneurship that will have increased economic impact for the African-American community. The specific goals of the platform are to significantly increase the post-secondary yield of African-Americans pursuing STEM careers; to foster innovation and entrepreneurship across HBCU campuses in a manner that improves the R&D profile, commercialization activities and tech-entrepreneurship performance of HBCUs; and to connect our campuses to economically productive innovation and tech-ecosystems (e.g. Silicon Valley) around the country.

Agenda

UNCF #HBCUInnovation Summit 2016

Wednesday

November 16: Silicon Valley

  • Welcome – Summit Orientation- What to expect on Technical Tours?
  • Visa
  • Google HQ

Thursday

November 17: South Bay/Silicon Valley

  • Veritas
  • Pure Storage
  • Net App HQ
  • Adobe HQ
  • Ebay HQ

Friday

November 18: Silicon Valley/San Francisco/Oakland Tours

  • Symantec
  • Salesforce HQ
  • Get your Pitch on + more @Kapor Center for Social Impact in Oakland
  • HBCU CSe Faculty Track @Google HQ

Saturday

Student Tech Empowerment Workshops

  • HBCU CSe Faculty Track @Google HQ
  • Workshop I: Uncovering the Different types of Technical/Non-Technical Positions
  • Technical Career Fair
  • Black Valley – What I did last Summer in Silicon Valley
  • Workshop II Lunch
    Roundtable with Recruiters
  • Workshop III: Solo
    Building your Brand/ Imposter Syndrome
  • Workshop IV:Making It Through the Technical Interview
  • Workshop V: Technical Resume Prep
  • Tech Entrepreneurship Reception

Speakers

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Phillippe Siclait
Software Engineer at Airbnb
Workshop Lead: Making it through the Technical Interview
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Katie Sanders
Head of Content & Communications, Jopwell
Technical Career Fair, Headshots Powered by Jopwell
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Matthew Ang
Co-Founder, ProSky
Get your Pitch on @Kapor Center Open House, Technical Career Fair
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Tina Shelton
Sr. AV Specialist, NetApp, Vice-President of SpelBay NAASC Chapter
Working I: Uncovering the Different types of Technical/Non-Technical Positions
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Lexi Butler
CEO Founder Grown Up Truth
Building Your Brand/Imposter Syndrome
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Mercedes Hernandez
Campus Manager, NetApp
Technical Career Fair, Roundtable Luncheon with Recruiters
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Alysia Green
General Manager, IT, Chevron
Uncovering the Different types of Technical/Non-Technical Positions
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Tony Luckett
Head of Business | Leap.ai
Lunch
Roundtable with Technical Recruiters
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Janae Royston
Recruiting Event Specialist, SpaceX
Uncovering the Different types of Technical/Non-Technical Positions
Technical Resume Prep Panel
Roundtable with Technical Recruiters
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Toyin Akindona
Recruiting Coordinator, SpaceX
Technical Resume Prep,
Lunch Roundtable with Technical Recruiters
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Noel Grant
Finance/Purchasing Manager, SpaceX
Uncovering the Different types of Technical/Non-Technical Positions
Lunch Roundtable with Technical Recruiters
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Hadiyah Mujhid
Founder, HBCU to Startup
Get Your Pitch on @Kapor Center for Social Impact Judge
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Cedric Brown
Chief of Community Engagement, Kapor Center for Social Impact
Get Your Pitch on @Kapor Center for Social Impact - Judge
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Leandrew Robinson
Founder/CEO, Hingeto
Get Your Pitch on @Kapor Center for Social Impact Judge
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Nicholas N. Leach
Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Chevron
Recruiter Roundtable Luncheon
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Marcus Williams
Military Recruitment Programs Leader, Kaiser Permanente
Recruiter Luncheon Roundtable

Organizing Team

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Angela Van Croft
Development Director, UNCF
Monica Sudduth
Regional Development Director, SF
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Dr. Chad Womack
National STEM Director, UNCF
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Carita Marrow
Senior Relationship Manager, Science Education, UNCF
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Lu Duong
Senior Relationship Manager, Science Education, UNCF

HBCU Student Representation

52
HBCU Computer Science/Engineering + Information Sciences/Technology Students
23
HBCU CSe Faculty
19
Participating HBCUs
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