Urban Tech Connect – Collaborate, Create, Empower

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Urban Tech Connect – Collaborate, Create, Empower 
A different type of conference for those who think differently. Not business as usual. 
Overview
Calling all business minded professionals, founders, students and stakeholders in South Los Angeles. Urban Tech Connect is the premier conference for the next generation of tech entrepreneurs to connect, collaborate, create and receive counsel. It’s a day of empowerment. It’s a way to get plugged in. And it’s an opportunity to show the world that it’s all right here. Come join the largest gathering in SOCAL of African American and Latino Founders as they show you how to: 

Fine tune your strategy for fundraising 

Target angels and VCs to raise money  

Overcome your fears and insecurities as a founder of color

 Develop your go to market strategy

Think about opportunities in automation and how they might impact your business 

Keep it moving even when the odds are against you

Vet alternative options to raising funds for your business  

Develop tactics and strategies for product growth   

You will meet:

Angles, VCs, & Successful Entrepreneurs 

Professional resources (Banking partners, Legal advice, Incubators / Accelerator directors)

Other Founders and Executives that make up LA’s tech and digital media ecosystem

City Officials, Non-Profit and Philanthropic stakeholders in Los Angeles who want to see more diverse faces in LA’s innovation economy  

Organizer: Plug In South Los Angeles 
Admission Fee: $75-$150
Venue: Nate Holding Performance Arts Theatre 
Address: 4708 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016.

Agenda
9:00 am – 10:00 am – Registration and Co-Working Attendees and partners are welcome to work on site in the morning & schedule meetings around the conference.
10:00 am – 11:55 am – Entrepreneurs & Founders attending the conference have an opportunity to meet Venture Capitalists during office hours (Office hours for mentoring and support)
10:00 am – 11:55 am – Opportunities in Tech for Gen Z (Tech Futures) 
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm – Power Lunch  
1:00  pm – Opening Remarks (main stage opens)  
1:10  pm – Culture as Currency: The Next Billion-Dollar Company in South LA 
1:30  pm – The Power of Vision in Your Entrepreneurial Journey
1:40  pm – Growing Strong With — or Without — Seed Funding
2:15  pm – Resilience is a Muscle
2:40  pm – Rooting Your Vision in an Automated Future
3:10  pm – Grow or Die: Tactics to achieve product growth 

3:45  pm – Fundraising While Black: How To Stay Focused
4:10 pm – Founder Hacks To Get Back on Track
4:30 pm – Hard Truths: Adopting the Mindset of an Entrepreneur
4:45 pm – Closing Remarks
Who should attend:Founders, VCs,  Angels, Technologist, Executives in tech and digital media, City of LA Stakeholders, Philanthropic Leaders 
Registration & Questions:
Registration:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-tech-connect-collaborate-create-empower-tickets-44233445426
Email: info | pluginsouthla ! com
See speaker bios and learn more about the conference here.  

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