NSBE-BMAC to host Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) 2019 (October 12&13) at University of Baltimore

(BALTIMORE – September 9, 2019) – The National Society of Black Engineers – Baltimore Metropolitan Area Chapter (NSBE-BMAC) will host Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) 2019 on Saturday, October 12, 2018, and Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the University of Baltimore in Baltimore, MD.

Minority Innovation Weekend (MIW) is a weekend summit dedicated to aiding minority innovators launch tech-focused startups, exploring trending technologies, and showcasing tech startups that have a minority founder or co-founder. MIW’s goal is to facilitate minority innovators with learning how to take an idea or concept and launch a tech-focused business. MIW will bring tech enthusiasts for a weekend of presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and more.

MIW 2019 will feature three program tracks for attendees to choose from.

  • Startup Fundamentals – The MIW Startup Fundamentals track will cover many of the steps required to take a tech-focused idea or concept and launch a successful company. The Startup Fundamentals track will give soon-to-be, new, and experienced tech entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn from experienced speakers in their fields.
  • Hacking Health Equity Challenges w/ Technology – The MIW Hacking Health Equity Challenges w/ Technology track is designed for individuals and organizations from various fields interested in discussing and solving problems at the intersection of technology and health equity. This track aims to bring together individuals and work collaboratively to develop approaches to address health disparities in minority communities through technology. Attendees are encouraged to form groups to develop and present ideas. Following the conference, attendees can continue to work together to further develop solutions to address health disparities.
  • Cybersecurity – The MIW Cybersecurity track will assemble the best minds in cybersecurity for two days of insightful presentations and discussions. The goal of our event is to equip attendees with the knowledge to tackle current cyber threats and advance their careers.

Individuals interested in registering for MIW 2019 should visit https://miw.eventbrite.com to register.

MIW 2019 is free for college students that register prior to MIW 2019. College students must contact us via e-mail (Derek.Westray@nsbebaltimore.org) for information on how to register for free.  For more information, please visit:

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Derek Westray at 240-547-9156 or via email at Derek.Westray@nsbebaltimore.org

National Society of Black Engineers -Metropolitan Area Chapter (NSBE-BMAC) was officially chartered in March of 1989. NSBE-BMAC represents engineers, physicists, mathematicians, scientists and other technical and business professionals in the Baltimore Metropolitan area. NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.
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