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Thursday, October 12 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Techquity, hosted by Blacks in Tech - Twin Cities

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Techquity is a convening that provides a unique platform for tech innovators and leaders to engage in dialogue and knowledge-building for the advancement of racial and gender equity in Minnesota’s tech sector. The events provides visibility for entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds and united action toward growing the tech sector and the economy in an inclusive and sustainable way for future generations to come.

This events leverages the interest and momentum from stakeholders surrounding diversity in the tech sector to build a holistic ecosystem based on a strong foundation of values, people, and investments. Techquity includes regional CEOs, VCs, executives, HR managers and senior leaders of tech companies, industry associations, along with government, educators, consultants and thought leaders committed to advancing this important conversation.

We Meticulously Curated a Powerful Conversations and Connections. We provide Space for Networking and Mingling in a Fun and Radically Inclusive manner.

Event Flow:

Showcase of Startups led by Individual from Diverse and Underrepresented Background

Quick Panel Discussion with:
  • Upsie Founder Clarence Bethea / Techstars - Target
  • VC and Techstars Managing Director, Retail - Ryan Broshar
  • Boulder Techstars Managing Director - Natty Zola
  • Managing Partner, Moxie Capital - Anton Vincent 

PitchFest - three participating companies from the Showcase will have three minutes to present, then three minutes to answer questions from the judges.


Clarence Bethea

Founder Upsie

Ryan Broshar

Managing Director - Techstars Retail, Matchstick Ventures

Sharon Kennedy Vickers

Co-Founder of Blacks in Tech

Anton Vincent

Managing Partner, Moxie Capital

Natty Zola

Natty Zola is a Managing Director for Techstars Boulder. Previously Natty was Head of Consumer Products for MapQuest, where he helped MapQuest return to profitability and year-over-year growth for the first time since 2007. Before MapQuest, he was a founder of Everlater.com, a travel... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 4:30pm - 6:30pm CDT
Target Plaza Commons