Major west coast tech conference focusing on African-American entrepreneurship comes to Detroit


In recent years, various fellowships and initiatives have been launched locally to increase diversity in the tech world. Now, a well-known west coast tech conference is doing its part to raise awareness about the issue in Detroit. 

Called AfroTech Detroit, the one-day event will bring together local and national technology leaders for workshops and panel discussions on a variety of topics related to black participation in tech. Started in San Francisco in 2016, it will also highlight Detroit’s role in the tech world, especially its African-American talent. 

“Detroit is the original home of innovation and multiple Fortune 10 companies. [It’s] an exciting influx of new energy, talent and investment,” says Monica Wheat, executive director at Venture Catalysts, said in a press…

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