[ONLINE] - Challenges and Opportunities for BIPOC Public Interest Technology (PIT) Entrepreneurs


The University of Michigan’s Public Interest Technology Knowledge Network (UM PIT-KN) Team, in partnership with the #BlackTechFutures Research Institute and New America’s Public Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN), are excited to present the findings of their research aimed at informing discussions and learning regarding career pathways into the field of PIT, with a focus on BIPOC PIT Entrepreneurs. 

Panelists representing various perspectives in public interest technology ecosystem will provide an overview of what a “PIT Entrepreneur” is, discuss the challenges faced by BIPOC PIT Entrepreneurs, offer a student perspective of participation in a PIT-focused experiential learning course, and gather feedback from panelists and attendees on pathways to support BIPOC PIT entrepreneurs.

Follow the conversation online using #PITUN and #BlackTechFutures and by following @NewAmericaPIT.


Raymar Hampshire
, @raymarhampshire
Strategic Advisor and Operations Consultant, UM PIT Knowledge Network, University of Michigan  

Dr. Fallon Wilson, @SistahWilson
Co-Founder, #BlackTechFutures Research Institute

Meka Egwuekwe, @Mekaeg
Executive Director, CodeCrew

Selene Ceja
Legislative Assistant, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA-17)


Tayo Fabusuyi

Research Faculty, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan