We create economic pathways through Black innovation
The Center for Black Innovation is a think tank and black innovation ecosystem building organization with the understanding that smart cities and communities are formed by cultivating great leaders, entrepreneurs, and real capital pathways that values black culture and communities as our greatest asset.
The Center for Black Innovation drives change through providing exposure to innovation pathways, scaling black innovation ecosystems, diversifying existing innovation ecosystems with data-driven policies and research, with strategic long-term actions to solve the greatest funding challenges blocking Black prosperity.
5 PILLARS OF CFBI
"Build that capital. Build that wealth. Empower others, and stay politically engaged and active" - BlackTech Week Fireside Chat 2021
"Black Tech Week is where I met my first mentor Jeff Hoffman, the co-founder of Priceline” - The Hungry Black Man Media Morning Show
"Every smart kid should look at a career in tech because it’s a great way to build a great future” - BlackTech Week 2016
"We’ve gotta create this ecosystem in a meaningful way so that there are multiple paths to success. Black Tech Week- [is] super important" - Cafecito Talk with The Center for Black Innovation
"Black Tech Week is a one-stop-shop on how you go from idea to growth and every step in-between" - BlackTech Week 2016
"Technology is the best when it brings people together" - DA Dorsey House Miami, FL
"Good founders can give me a picture of the future that I can believe, and the second that I believe your version of the future, you have leverage" - BlackTech Week 2017
"More capital to back more entrepreneurs with more ideas from more places, in a more inclusive way" - Steve Case, Rise of the Rest Roadtrip, at the Center for Black Innovation, 2019
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