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Tennis star Serena Williams is coming to Cincinnati this month for Black Tech Week

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Black Tech Week takes place this month in Cincinnati and world-class athlete Serena Williams will be the keynote speaker. The Black Tech Week team announced Williams as the keynote speaker on Friday for the conference’s inaugural year in Cincinnati. Black Tech Week is a week of innovation and ideas that aims to support and encourage Black people working in the tech industry and is coming to Cincinnati.Candice Matthews Brackeen, Founder and CEO of Cincinnati-based Lightship Foundation , announced that the organization has acquired Black Tech. Week, a minority tech ecosystem-building festival that was previously based in Miami, Florida. With the acquisition, the Lightship Foundation will move the event to Cincinnati to take advantage of local corporate partners and community networks, including the Cincinnati District of Innovation. “Black Tech Week is a culturally historic event where innovators of color have come together for the past seven years to branch out. their minds, their networks and their access to capital,” said Matthews Brackeen. “I am thrilled to bring this conference to Ohio and give thousands of Black coaches throughout the Midwest the opportunity to attend.” Ohio. “In our mission to make Ohio the most innovative business state in the Midwest, it is important that we attract the talent necessary to support a growing and economically diverse business sector,” said Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, director of InnovateOhio. “The Cincinnati Innovation District is at the forefront of building the workforce of the future, creating opportunities for Ohioans in the local community, and the Lightship team has been a dynamic leader in advancing a technology landscape that highlights the great things happening in this region. ”Mayor Aftab Pureval also said that the festival will be a good way for the region to attract diverse talents from all over the country. “The City of Cincinnati is committed to becoming a place where prominent business people of color feel supported and seen,” said Mayor Pureval. . “The Cincinnati Innovation District’s partnership with the Lightship Foundation creates opportunities for local tech founders of color to thrive and attracts talent from across the country to leverage their programming alongside our region’s resources. We are excited to host Black Tech Week and look forward to continuing our work with the Lightship team to diversify the city of Cincinnati’s tech ecosystem.” The event is scheduled to take place from July 18 to 22. For tickets or more information on Black Tech Week, click here.

Black Tech Week takes place this month in Cincinnati and world-class athlete Serena Williams will be the keynote speaker.

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The Black Tech Week team announced Williams as the keynote speaker on Friday for the conference’s inaugural year in Cincinnati.

Black Tech Week is a week of innovation and ideas that aims to support and encourage Black people working in the tech industry to Cincinnati.

Candice Matthews Brackeen, founder and CEO of the Cincinnati-based Lightship Foundation, announced that the organization has acquired Black Tech Week, a minority tech ecosystem-building festival that was previously based in Miami, Florida.

With the acquisition, the Lightship Foundation will move the event to Cincinnati to take advantage of local corporate partners and community networks, including the Cincinnati District of Innovation.

“Black Tech Week is a cultural landmark event where innovators of color have come together for the past seven years to expand their minds, their networks and their access to capital,” said Matthews Brackeen. “I am thrilled to bring this conference to Ohio and give thousands of Black technicians throughout the Midwest the opportunity to attend.”

Leaders in the region fully support the festival’s relocation to Cincinnati and offer continued support for Lightship and its economic development work focused on minority entrepreneurship in Ohio.

“In our mission to make Ohio the most innovative business state in the Midwest, it is important that we attract the talent necessary to support a growing and economically diverse business sector,” said Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, director of InnovateOhio. “The Cincinnati Innovation District is at the forefront of building the workforce of the future, creating opportunities for Ohioans in the local community, and the Lightship team has been a dynamic leader in advancing a technology landscape that highlights the great things happening in this region. ”

Mayor Aftab Pureval also said that the festival will be a good way for the region to attract diverse talents from all over the country.

“The City of Cincinnati is committed to becoming a place where prominent businesspeople of color feel supported and seen,” said Mayor Pureval. “The Cincinnati Innovation District’s partnership with the Lightship Foundation creates opportunities for local tech founders of color to thrive and attracts talent from across the country to leverage their programming alongside our region’s resources. We are excited to host Black Tech Week and look forward to continuing our work with the Lightship team to diversify the city of Cincinnati’s tech ecosystem.”

The event is scheduled to take place from July 18 to 22.

For tickets or more information on Black Tech Week, click here.

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