SXSW 2024

Building America’s Premiere Black Tech Ecosystem


According to CompTIA, Black individuals represent 8 percent of employees in tech jobs. Addressing this disparity is the City of Detroit through private and public partnership and community building.

Learn about Detroit’s abundance of Black tech talent, from EVs to chips to those solving global, critical challenges with tech, from clean air to special education to voter turnout. Through grassroots programs like Black Tech Saturday, Michigan Founders Fund and more, Detroit is bringing together innovators, community leaders and investors to become THE epicenter of Black innovation worldwide.

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  1. What community building is and how it can promote job growth and economic prosperity
  2. How to bring products and value to market with the help of other entrepreneurs
  3. Determining pathways to funding and partnerships, including working with State government



Taylor Trovillion, Vice President, Finn Partners

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Tech Industry
  • Track 2
  • Level: Intermediate

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