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Black Women Talk Tech Presents: ‘Ideas on Tap’, A Pitch Practice Social


NEW YORK, — Black Women Talk Tech proudly announces ‘Ideas on Tap: A Pitch Practice Social,’ a 4-city event series that kicks off 2024 and celebrates Black History Month! In collaboration with Diageo, this groundbreaking tour will visit Washington DC with a special HBCU Edition on February 1st.

This pitch social offers a platform for women innovators to showcase their ideas in Food & Beverage, Hospitality, Green Tech, Smart Cities, and Sustainability.

At ‘Ideas on Tap,’ creativity takes center stage in an environment designed for idea sharing and refinement. This isn’t a pitch competition; it’s a safe space to let your ideas brew and receive constructive feedback – no startup needed. 

The Washington D.C. Pitch Practice will also celebrate HBCUs! All HBCU Students & Alumni are invited to attend, pitch and network with professionals and leaders in the technology ecosystem. Supporting these communities is important to both Black Women Talk Tech (who runs a Black Students Talk Tech HBCU program) & Diageo. 

“We are proud of our partnership with institutions like Howard University, Grambling State University and Southern University that share our commitment in shaping a more equitable society. To date, Diageo has contributed over $11 million to create permanent endowments at 29 HBCUs and MSIs (Minority Serving Institutions) across the U.S. as we look to provide future diverse leaders with employable skills and champion them to success.” – Dr. Danielle Robinson, Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships, Diageo North America.


Here’s more on what to expect at Ideas on Tap

  • A Pitch Practice Feedback Session: Get valuable feedback from a panel of experts
  • People’s Choice Award Winner: Get exclusive access to Diageo executives & BWTT Leadership (1 winner per city).
  • Networking Opportunities: Network with peers and influential figures in each city’s tech ecosystem.
  • Job Opportunities with Diageo: Explore potential career paths in hospitality.
  • Light Bites & Specialty Drinks and Cocktails courtesy of Diageo: Enjoy signature cocktails from Zacapa, Baileys Ciroc & Crown Royal.

Prepare to be wowed by our lineup of hosts & speakers! Imagine receiving invaluable insights from luminaries such as Brandon Andrews, CoFounder of Gauge, Jarrett Albritton, Host of Big Tech Energy Podcast and Danielle Robinson PhD, Head of Community & Engagement, Diageo.

With these influential execs confirmed, ‘Ideas on Tap’ promises an unparalleled experience!

View further information on Diageo’s commitment to championing inclusion and diversity, and the company’s larger ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’ 10-year ESG action plan.


ABOUT BLACK WOMEN TALK TECH
Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT) is a collective of Black women tech founders with a unique understanding of challenges Black women startup owners face and their innovative contributions.

The organization seeks to identify, support, and encourage Black women to build the next billion-dollar business. To learn more, visit www.blackwomentalktech.com. Follow BWTT on the socials: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.




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