November 17, 2021

Virtual And In Person Events For Latinx And Black People In Tech Looking For Funding And Mentorship

The opportunity for transformation and growth starts with access to mentorship. Dozens of studies have shown the benefits of having a mentor are endless and these include having increased confidence, improved communication skills, strengthened leadership skills, and a stronger sense of empowerment.

But finding the right mentor can come with its challenges, which is why we’ve created a list of events you should attend to find a mentor, investors, and work experience.

It’s still early, so expect much of this list to be updated in the coming months as events are added, removed, or rescheduled.

CES 2022 Takes You Beyond the Everyday

Over 1600 companies from across the globe – with more being added every day – will showcase the latest in digital health, food tech, automotive tech, NFTs, gaming, smart home, and more.

This would be a good chance for those in the tech sector to join the event to find out the latest innovations and how your products compete. You could also use it as a great networking opportunity to meet your potential mentor. ( It’s a US-based virtual and in-person event taking place between January 5-8)

Elevating Your Career in Tech with Mentorship

The US based online event includes talks from Mary Baptista Martinez, a software engineer on Yelp’s Design Systems team and leads the Accessibility working group.

She is Nicaraguan-born and identifies as Latina and as a member of the LGBTQ community. Mary is passionate about making Yelp more inclusive internally and externally and started the YelpAbility Employee Resource Group (ERG) for employees with disabilities and their allies. (November 18 at 10:00 am PST)

A Day in the Life of a User Experience Researcher

The event is focused on User Experience Research (UXR).

You may have heard the term and seen a job posting on LinkedIn.

But what is User Experience Research? In this panel, “A Day in the Life of a User Researcher,” researchers from Adobe share a bit about their world, as well as the many unique paths to get there.

Angels Investment Show 14, Watch, Pitch or Network

There are four savvy Angels investors ready to hear your pitch and invest in your business; if the Angel investors like your project – they’ll support you! Successful startups will receive an investment as a loan or % of equity. The event would be filmed and televised.

Start-ups have the opportunity to pitch their project for 10 minutes in total: 10 minutes pitching and a further 10 minutes for question & answer. If investors are convinced, they may offer you the investment or an investment package subject to due diligence.

You can sign an initial agreement or contract in person at the event or progress the talks later. After the main pitching Event (10 pitchings), you can use the “30 seconds elevator pitch” to pitch your business to Angel investors & audience investors for consideration of investment; We expect there to be people in the audience who may also be able to help your business.

By London Entrepreneurs Network – A UK based event.

Your funding options for a startup

Do you know your Series A from your Series B?

In this session, we’ll help you understand the various investment options available to you and your startup, along with the pros and cons of each option.

The session will be led by the startup factory tech founder Ian Brookes, and he’ll be joined by one of our Investor partners.

By the startup (A UK based event that will also be recorded.)

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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