//BTN PROGRAMS

Black Tech Nation is dedicated to filling in the gaps for tech entrepreneurs on their journey towards funding and growth. We also support career technologists who want to benefit from the many opportunities available within the world of startups. We do so through the following Black Tech Nation programs.

If you’re interested in attending, speaking, and/or learning more about //BTN programs, subscribe to be notified of upcoming programmatic opportunities or feel free contact us directly.

//BTN Keynote Speakers Series @ The Swartz Center For Entrepreneurship

This TEDx style series will welcome the top Black entrepreneurs, techies, founders, educators, VCs, and leaders to Pittsburgh to speak on specific areas of expertise to ignite and inspire //BTN’s community of Black Unicorns. (Public)

“The Rountable” - //BTN Monthly Panel Series

Join //BTN every month to join the conversation as industry experts and thought-leaders discuss, debate, and educate across a variety of topics that affect founders, technologists, and the entire future of innovation. (Public)

Hosted by //BTN

Join //BTN every month to join the conversation as industry experts and thought-leaders discuss, debate, and educate across a variety of topics that affect founders, technologists, and the entire future of innovation. (Public)

//BTN Learning Workshop Series For Startups

//BTN brings in experts across various startup-related disciplines for an intimate, highly valuable 2-hour educational workshop for our founders and techies to help them become the next great Unicorns. (Invite-Only)

“Creating Space” - //BTN Meetups & Build Nights

Every other Saturday, //BTN members meetups over food and drinks to discuss ideas, get help, and build their ideas together. (Invite-Only)

The //BTN “Black Unicorn” Conference (coming 2025)

An annual conference created for future “Black Tech Unicorns” – founders, startups, investors, and technologists gather for several days of panels, events, & activities. (Public)

Annual //BTN “Holiday Souiree & Awards Ceremony”

An up-scale, annual gala celebrating //BTN’s year of accomplishments and recognizing //BTN members, founders, and partners who made great strides over the year. (Public)

//BTN BFMF - The Black Fund Manager’s Forum

A private, invite-only group of America’s top VCs and founding managers who convene quarterly to discuss important topics across startup investing. (Invite-Only)

//BTN BTN @ AfroTech Annual Trip

Every year, a select group of //BTN members are chosen on an all-expense paid* trip to AfroTech’s annual conference. (Invite-Only)

Scroll to Top