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10 Must-Attend Startup Events For Founders In 2024

Now is the perfect time to begin planning to attend some of the many startup events already gearing up for 2024. These events can be a transformative opportunity for a growing business or an entrepreneur with an idea that has the potential to become something big. Startup events often bring together entrepreneurs, investors, industry experts, and innovators to discuss emerging trends, share knowledge, network, and showcase new ideas or products. These events typically feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, pitch competitions, workshops, and networking sessions. Registering early for 2024 events could be a smart financial investment , as many offer reduced prices for early commitments. This is especially true as many of these startup events are occurring in different cities worldwide. Below are some of the best startup events for those who want to take their business to the next level and make connections that will open doors to new opportunities and potential success. 1....

Leah Jones

Jan 5, 2024

Salesforce's Terrence Williams Believes Embracing Your Blackness Will Make You A Better Designer

Black designers have mastered code-switching while working in predominantly white spaces, but how can they embrace their authenticity more in professional settings? We’re covering this topic during the AfroTech Conference from the lens of Terrence Williams, a Black designer and visual artist who consistently advocates for more inclusive design spaces. He has been working as a senior design lead at Salesforce for the past four years. In the “Designing Blackness: How Black Designers Can Embrace Their Authenticity” session on the engineering and design stage, Williams plans to talk about why it’s crucial for Black designers to embrace being their most authentic selves in workspaces. “As a designer of color, I’ve had to navigate a number of spaces where I may be the only one or may not always feel as connected,” Williams told AfroTech. “I’ve had to learn to build my community as time has gone on.” Williams also told AfroTech that he struggled early on in his career without mentors that...

Michelai Graham

Oct 20, 2021

Digital Venue Black Market Partners With Terrence J and Toyota to Showcase Black Designers

The fashion world is inserting itself into the digital space more than ever before. With this new platform, overlooked Black designers are now getting their spotlight as well. According to a press release, Black Market — a newly-launched virtual venue — has announced partnerships with Toyota Motor North America and media personality Terrence J, to launch a virtual fashion event to showcase up-and-coming Black fashion designers.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by The Black Market (@theblackmarketshowroom) This purpose of the online event is to provide support for those Black designers who don’t receive the same opportunities as their other peers in the industry. “The influence of the Black community and Black designers on fashion is undeniable, but that’s often not reflected in the opportunities provided to us,” Terrence J said in a statement . “I’m excited to partner with Black Market, to give Black designers a much-needed platform to showcase Black Excellence, and...

Njera Perkins

Nov 27, 2020

Rapper Offset to Help Struggling Artists With New Virtual Events Platform

Live events in the entertainment industry have been scarce for the last few months due to restrictions for in-person gatherings. However, artists and companies have been coming up with innovative ways to keep the industry afloat. This week, rapper Offset and event and entertainment facility Axis Replay announced the launch of a brand new production company called AXSD Media , which specializes in hosting both live and virtual events for artists to perform their music and still interact with fans, REVOLT TV reports . “With COVID-19 shutting down performances, it’s tough on artists mentally and financially; especially emerging artists,” Offset said in a statement . “AXSD Media offers a solution that lets artists do what they love in-person as safely as possible while still reaching fans virtually at the same time.” From an artist’s standpoint, Offset’s new venture will create a happy medium between artists and fans to allow for meaningful interactions and fulfilling performances. “We...

Njera Perkins

Sep 11, 2020