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Celebrating Tomorrow's Innovators: The TWIX® College Reception Unwrapped

Every year AfroTech brings the best and brightest talent together to network, elevate their skills, and look ahead to discuss the future of tech. This year’s conference proved that the future couldn’t look any sweeter. The TWIX ® College Reception created an exclusive space for the students who will soon be the innovators, creators and industry disruptors of tomorrow. This private networking event gave 75 TWIX ® Scholars the opportunity to take a break from their studies so they could tap in with other up-and-coming tech talent and embrace one of the most slept-on forms of resistance: Black joy. TWIX ® partnered up with to transform The Reverbery into a red and gold foil-wrapped speakeasy where attendees enjoyed mouth-watering sliders, playful caricatures, interactive photo booths, and all-you-can-eat TWIX ® candy bars – and yes, we’re talking full-sized. It was the perfect backdrop for bright-eyed students eager to see what golden opportunities the tech space could...

Taylor Gordon

Dec 5, 2023

AFROTECH Conference 2023 — Disney's Bianca Maxwell Notes That If You Can't Explain Your Product To Your Grandmother You May Want To Reevaluate

If you can’t explain the next big idea for your product to your grandmother, it might be a good idea to go back to the drawing board.

Shanique Yates

Nov 15, 2023

Saweetie Hit The AFROTECH Music Stage As An Artist, But If She Returns, She Wants To Share Her Journey As A 'Mogul'

Everyone was tapped in during Saweetie’s performance at AFROTECH’s Official Music Stage on Nov. 4, 2023.

Samantha Dorisca

Nov 10, 2023

AFROTECH Conference 2023: Dawn Richard Says She Is Providing 'Proof' That Black Animators Exist

It’s important to nurture your inner child, and artist Dawn Richard has done so through her passion for animation.

Samantha Dorisca

Nov 9, 2023

Timbaland Gives Flowers To Missy Elliott During AFROTECH Conference 2023 — 'If It Wasn’t For Missy, I Probably Wouldn’t Be Timbaland Today'

Timbaland said during AFROTECH Conference 2023, his career as a producer wouldn’t have been possible without fellow rap icon Missy Elliott.

Samantha Dorisca

Nov 6, 2023

AFROTECH Conference 2023: Issa Rae Reveals The Next Era Of Her Journey Is Owning Her Intellectual Property

Issa Rae took a toast with her own Viarae Prosecco to commemorate gracing the Women’s Summit stage during AFROTECH Conference 2023.

Samantha Dorisca

Nov 4, 2023

AFROTECH Conference 2023: After Helping A Company Earn Millions As A Chemical Engineer, Robert F. Smith Wanted To Be On The Other Side Of The Equation

After earning a company millions of dollars, Robert F. Smith wanted to be on the other side of the equation.

Samantha Dorisca

Nov 3, 2023

AFROTECH Conference 2023: Tope Awotona Shares How He Was Able To Make Calendly Official With Just A Small Fee

Since launching nearly a decade ago, Tope Awotona’s Calendly has stood as one of the leading scheduling platforms. Following years of bootstrapping and tireless dedication, Awotona led the company to become one of the few Black-owned unicorns across the globe — sitting at a valuation of $3 billion — as previously shared by AFROTECH.

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 2, 2023

President Joe Biden Issues Letter Celebrating AFROTECH Conference's Efforts Of 'Putting Racial Equity At The Core'

In case you weren’t already aware, AFROTECH Conference 2023 officially kicked off on Nov. 1 in Austin, TX!  

Ngozi Nwanji

Nov 2, 2023

Follow These Networking Do's And Don'ts To Prepare You For AFROTECH Conference 2023

AFROTECH 2023 is the perfect place for you to network, so make the most of every opportunity.

Samantha Dorisca

Oct 9, 2023

So You Want To Land A Job At AFROTECH Conference 2023 — Here's What You Need To Do

The tech mecca is around the corner! The AFROTECH Conference — to be held Nov. 1-5, 2023, in Austin, TX — will be a breeding ground for opportunity, so you won’t want to miss out!

Samantha Dorisca

Sep 18, 2023