Black Tech Week 2018 Where Techies Educators and Others In Miami Reconnect
Black Tech Week was a blur for me
This year Black Tech Week was a blur for me, again. lol The reason being is, my startup has moved away from: a napkin, different startup programs and now to an actual working MVP with real clients. Thus, preventing me from attending conferences as I did while still figuring out the tech landscape. I had the pleasure of being part of Black Tech Weeks 2018 VC in residence program for a week, 2nd time for me! Blessed! Balancing my small business called Magnitax.com and my start up, Shngli App this program really jump started some growth ideas for me.
Peace and happiness while in FinTech
The conference brought me peace and happiness because based on a few moves, I was unsure where I stood in the Financial Tech landscape. Yes, from the image above you can see that I am once again a solo founder at the moment and it is not fun, especially when it comes around conference time. However I was able to meet a lot of new entrepreneurs and other successful entrepreneurs who reminded me that the journey is not over. If you’re looking to join my startup team, give me a ring at shngli.com.
Miami and south Florida’s Poppin Tech Scene
Miami and south Florida’s poppin tech scene encourages many entrepreneurial activities (hyperlink to breakdown of activities) at the moment. One thing I can say that Black Tech week does right is the feeling of having a family reunion with a bunch of strangers in a city where most people think about the beaches and parties. If you are looking at adventuring in Miami, check out this guide.
The contacts I made during that week included entrepreneurs from:
- New York City
Who knows what will come out of these relationships but what I do know is, to be successful as a black entrepreneur unless I work with more entrepreneurs who understand my strengths and weaknesses.
Three takeaways from Black Tech Week 2018
- Research who will be in attendance at the conference such as:
- Other startups that may fit your business model
- Potential customers
- Don’t attend workshops that are your strengths.
- Learn about something new that could enhance your startup
- Don’t just pass out business cards!
- Have a coffee/smoothie/etc
- Learn more than surface level information, this could truly expand your startup!
Until next time, build your best startup and remember it really does take a Tribe to grow your brand!
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