Minority Innovation Weekend


— The National Society of Black Engineers – Baltimore Metroplitan Area Chapter (NSBE-BMAC) Launches the Minority Innovation Weekend in November

The goal of the Minority Innovation Weekend is to provide minority innovators with fundamental knowledge needed to successfully launch startups

The National Society of Black Engineers – Baltimore Metropolitan Area Chapter (NSBE-BMAC) is launching the Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW). MIW will focus on providing future startup founders and co-founders with the fundamental knowledge needed to launch startups. MIW will also feature an interactive panel discussion with local innovators and entrepreneurs. MIW will foster an environment where minority innovators can successfully launch startups that create job opportunities and in-turn improve economic conditions in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. MIW launches at 9AM on Saturday November 11, 2017 at Hotel RL – Baltimore Inner Harbor in Baltimore MD. Tickets can be purchased at http://miw.eventbrite.com. Ticket Sales will end on November 2, 2017.

MIW will feature talks from experienced and dynamic speakers that will cover:

•Defining & Validating Your Idea

•Defining the Competition: Competitive Analysis

•The Minimal Viable Product (MVP)

•”The Pitch”

•Going to Market

•Funding Your Innovation

•Innovating on the Side

For this event there are several participating organizations which include: •Society of Hispanic Professionals Engineers (SHPE– Washington DC)

•The Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA – Capitol Area)

•Greater Baltimore Leadership Association (GBLA)

•Morgan State University Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center (EDAC)

•Will Holmes Consulting

•National Black MBA Association Washington D.C. Chapter

•National Society of Black Engineer chapters in the Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania area

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Derek Westray at 240-547-9156 or email at Derek.Westray@nsbe-bmac.org.