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From Silicon Harlem to the Valley

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From Silicon Harlem to the Valley: Innovation Labs, Co-Working Spaces, and Other Technology Innovation Models for Communities of Color

Description: The concentration of high tech jobs and innovation centers on the West Coast drives economic growth.  Experts will discuss how the Silicon Valley model can be replicated in other metropolitan areas across the United States and benefit communities of color.

Rosa Mendoza, Executive Director, Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership

Clayton Banks, Founder and Co-Executive Producer, Silicon Harlem; President and CEO, Ember Media

Steven Jumper, Partner and President of Strategy, Ghost Note

Bruce Lincoln, Co-Founder, Silicon Harlem; Founder and Chief Design Scientist, Urban Cyberspace Company; Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Columbia University

Erin Horne McKinney, Tech & Innovation Sector Manager, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, District of Columbia