JUNE 2021

in the Triangle

Would your perception of technology change if you knew it started in Africa? Do you know how you fit into the innovation community in your city?

This is not a diversity and inclusion conference. Our unique 2-day experience is built around our culture: the ways we learn, the ways we engage, and the ways we build. 

Inspiring Talks

Hear straight talk from our speakers as we redefine technology and the voices considered in the innovation conversations.

Q&A Sessions

With our collection of thoughtful and unique perspectives, it's important we have an open dialogue.


These workshop-style sessions are designed to provide a blueprint on how to develop your skills and strategically access this vibrant community.


Looking for a job? Want to actively engage with this brilliant community? The summits activations are designed to support .

incredible people

meet Our speakers

Bibi Gnagno

Founder, Rich, Happy, Healthy Life

Doug Speight

Founder & CEO, AnnexTech Partners

T.H.E. State of Black Tech,

Dr. Deborah Stroman

Founder, Stroman Athletic & Asset Management

Dasan Ahanu

Poet, Writer, Scholar

Tivi Jones

Marketer, Hey Awesome Girl

Farad Ali

VP, National Minority Supplier Development Council

phenomenal community

Who attends
the summit

  • Startup

    Founders, Entrepreneurs, Ecosystem Builders

  • Media

    Journalists, Bloggers, Film

  • Corporate

    Tech Professionals, C-Suite Executives

  • Investment

    Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, University Funds, Bankers

  • Creative

    Visual Artists, Musicians, Culture Curators

  • Entertainment

    Athletes, Performers, Event Organizers

  • Government

    Policy Makers, City and County Employees

  • Education

    Educators, Students, Researchers, K-12, University

the place for innovators



Durham is the best place in the Triangle to host a discussion on raising the awareness of the innovation ecosystem built by and for the Black community.

Durham, traditionally a majority-minority community, once had more Black millionaires per capita than any other city in the nation. It connects Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, and Chapel Hill. Durham is known for its vibrant, technology-rich, community with a penchant for openness and diversity.

Get Your Ticket Early!

Early Bird Starter



  • This ticket is for: musicians, visual and performing artists, writers, makers, small business owners, early and mid-stage tech founders
  • .
  • Light Breakfast
  • Lunch for two days
  • Access to all content sessions including keynotes

Early Bird General Admission



  • This ticket is for: business owners of large companies government workers and officials, startup ecosystem builders, educators, startup tech professionals
  • Light Breakfast
  • Lunch for two days
  • Access to all content sessions including keynotes

Early Bird Corporate



  • This ticket is for: C-suite executives, and corporate tech Professionals
  • .
  • Light Breakfast
  • Lunch for two days
  • Access to all content sessions including keynotes
  • General admission to conference after party
  • Corporate perks

Cover the Summit

Join media, journalists, and bloggers from across the region and cover the thought provoking conversations and top industry leaders shaping the future of the southeast during this truly unique experience. 

partner with us

We are bringing together leaders and innovators to showcase the breadth of diversity within the Triangle. Currently, we are the first and only organization convening all sectors of our regions Black tech and innovation ecosystem.

Our local event invites national attention attracting diverse talents, businesses, and investment to the Triangle. We are creating unique experiences and opportunities for partners to  authentically engage with this community. 

Summit 2021

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