‘Black Men Talk Tech’ Conference, The Event Connecting Entrepreneurs With Unicorns

Memphis-born Abiodun Johnson, along with co-founders Boris Moyston and Evan Leaphart created the first “Unicorn Ambition Conference” for Black Men Talk Tech in 2019, and since then, they’ve gone from strength to strength awarding over $80,000 in funding to Black tech founders,

BMTT is a collective and concert series that supports emerging and elite Black tech entrepreneurs.

Unicorn Ambition Conference is a national tech conference providing exposure and resources to Black tech founders who are building innovative companies and focused on massive growth or becoming the next “unicorn.”

What is BMTT all about?

Since its inception, the conference has highlighted Miami and South Florida as emerging tech hubs. It had its third annual conference on October 21st, over the Hopin virtual platform supporting in-person events in Miami.

Organizers closed out the conference with a pitch competition. The winners received funding for their businesses totaling $25,000, thanks to sponsors Square and Mastercard.

At the event were dozens of diverse speakers from the tech scene, including founder and managing partner at
Capitalize VC Tessa Flippin, Venture Capitalist at Soft Bank Opportunity Fund, Chad Harris, and Global DEI Talent Program Manager at Intuit, Damion Wright.

The conferences themselves serve as educational seminars for founders and practitioners in the tech industry to share helpful information on marketing, scaling their business, and other helpful tips. 

They also give away funding to entrepreneurs through pitch competitions. Johnson said BMTT had awarded over $80,000 in funding to Black tech founders since 2019.

But one unique aspect about the events is that they always have a pre-conference basketball match before the actual conference.

For more information on Black Men Talk Tech and how to join next year’s conference, visit their website at blackmentalktech.com.

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Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.

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