Black and Latino Tech Initiative Launch will give their ideas a chance,” said Lyneir Richardson in Black Enterprise

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Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017
Location: 
Newark, NJ

Black Enterprise

On March 2, Rutgers Business School's Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development will hold its Black and Latino Tech Initiative Launch (BLT). The free event (registration is required) offers black and Hispanic tech entrepreneurs valuable advice on preparing their businesses for an accelerator program as well as on-site networking opportunities with venture capitalists and accelerators.

"Less than 2% of all technology startups are led by black or Latino individuals," says CUEED executive director Lyneir Richardson. "The reasons for this are two-fold: black and Latino entrepreneurs have difficulty securing capital, and they also have challenges building business teams that get accepted into top tier accelerators. Our BLT Launch event will seek to remedy this situation by providing scientists, inventors, and technology innovators with essential info that will give their ideas a chance to be developed, funded, and launched into the marketplace."

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