2015 HBCU I.C.E. INNOVATION SUMMIT

November 18-21, 2015 – Silicon Valley

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

Program Details

We are continuing the discussion we started last year on building productive HBCU innovation ecosystems and connecting them to Silicon Valley and other tech hubs across the country. Last years summit was focused on the theme of “Defining Pathways of Success from Computer Science Education to IT Sector” and has been expanded to include students.

November 18: Tech Entrepreneurship 101- Lean Startup

Meet and Greet : HBCU Innovation Summit Fellows
Tech Empowerment Workshop: Startup/Tech Entrepreneurship 101

2015 HBCU Tech Trek Champions

November 19: San Francisco/Oakland Tours

  1. Twilio HQ
  2. Yelp HQ
  3. Pinterest HQ
  4. Uber HQ
  5. Pandora HQ
  6. Square HQ 

November 20: South Bay/Silicon Valley

  1. Intuit HQ
  2. Ebay HQ
  3. Oracle HQ

Nov 20: DivTech Forum

Nov 20: Launch: National Tech Diversity Pipeline (NTDP)

NTDP launch (read background) activities are open to ERG Interactive attendees, and are designed as unique opportunities for ERGs, recruiters, diversity professionals and technologists to directly interface with some of the best and brightest HBCU STEM students.*

  • Fri, Nov 20, 5:30pm – 6:30pm: NTDP LAUNCH MIXER (Meet the UNCF HBCU ICE Fellows)

November 21: Tech Empowerment Workshops—Prep for Tech Careers

Workshop 1: Panel: Uncovering the Different types of Technical/Non-Technical Positions (Position Trajectory)
Workshop II: Panel: Making It Through the Technical Interview
Workshop III/ Lunch: Roundtable with Recruiters
Workshop IV: Solo : Building your Brand, NetApp
Workshop V: Panel : Technical resume Prep

Stay tuned for Agenda Updates!

Events

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Uber Tech Trek Partner #WelcomeUNCF Video

Speakers

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Rachel Williams
Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Yelp
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Leslie Miley
Engineer, Mobile + Web Development
DivTech Forum Speaker
``Being Black in Silicon Valley``
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Aisha Bowe
CEO and Co-Founder STEMBoard
DivTech Forum Speaker: Black Tech Startup Founder
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Dr. Jarvis Sulcer
Director of Education STEMBoard
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Damien Hooper-Campbell
Global Head of Diversity + Inclusion, UBER
DivTech Forum Speaker: Being Black in Silicon Valley
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Jason Towns
Silicon Valley/DC Serial entrepreneur
11/18: Lean Startup 101 Presenter
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Mitch Kapor
Partner, Kapor Center for Social Impact + Partner, Kapor Capital
DivTech Forum Speaker
Fireside Chat w/ Michael Lomax
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Megan Mitchell
Program Manager UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs, UBS AG
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Mercedes Hernandez
Campus Manager, NetApp
Tech Empowerment Workshop: Lunch with Recruiters
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John Curry
Senior Engineering, NetAPP
Tech Empowerment Workshop Speaker
``Making it through the Technical Interview``
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Lexi Butler
Engineering Program Manager, NetApp
Tech Empowerment Workshop Speaker:
``Building your Brand``
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Cheryl Contee
CEO Fission Strategy
Co-founder of Fission Strategy and Attentive.ly. + #yeswecode
DivTech Forum Speaker: Black Tech Startup Founder
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Gloria Kimbwala
Campus Program Specialist
Tech Trek Champion!
Thx for leading the efforts on the Square Tour
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Rachel Hallstrom
Interim Military & Diversity Workforce Strategist, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Student Tech Empowerment Workshop:
Luncheon Roundtable
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Howard Sueing
Software Engineer, Google (Black Googlers Network)
DivTech Forum Speaker,
``Being Black in Silicon Valley``
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Jeannie Wong
University, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Student Tech Empowerment Workshop:
Luncheon Roundtable
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Kevin Hart
Vice President and Business Information Officer, Northern California, Kaiser Permanente Information Technology
Tech Empowerment Workshop: Uncovering the Different types of Technical/Non-Technical Positions (Position Trajectory)
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Leah McGowen-Hare
Master Technical Instructor, Salesforce.com
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Pete Huitsing
VP of Engineering, ZeeMee
Student Tech Empowerment Workshop Panelist:
Making It through the Technical Interview
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ADAM METCALF
Co-Founder and CPO, ZeeMee
Workshop 1: Panel
Uncovering the Different types of Technical/Non-Technical Positions (Position Trajectory)

Organizing Team

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Dr. Chad Womack
National STEM Director, UNCF
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Carita Marrow
Senior Relationship Manager, Science Education, UNCF

HBCU Student Representation

64
HBCU Computer Science/Engineering + Information Sciences/Technology Students
21
Participating HBCUs
  • Bennett College
  • Bowie State University
  • Claflin University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Fisk University
  • Florida A&M University
  • Hampton University
  • Harris Stowe State University
  • Howard University
  • Huston-Tillotson University
  • Miles College
  • Mississippi Valley State University
  • Morehouse College
  • Morgan State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Shaw University
  • Spelman College
  • Tougaloo College
  • Tuskegee University
  • Virginia State University

Sponsors