August 23, 2019

AfroTech Focuses on Entrepreneurs With a Different Story to Tell

On Nov. 7, thousands of tech innovators will converge on Oakland, California, for the fourth annual AfroTech conference, which brings together black entrepreneurs, techies, startups, and community organizations for discussions, workshops, and networking events on business, culture, and technology.

Blavity, the company behind AfroTech, has called it “the biggest black tech conference” in the nation, and it all started with a group of friends—Morgan DeBaun, Jonathan Jackson, Jeff Nelson, and Aaron Samuels—sitting at a lunch table at Washington University in St. Louis.