Partner with Opportunity Hub as we embark on our 2018 HBCU@SXSW experience.


The HBCU@SXSW 18 Edition promises to be larger and more engaging than ever. Over the course of one week, the nation’s top technical and non-technical students will attend official workshops and panels sponsored by partnering tech companies, as well as 1-on-1 recruiting experiences, mentorship, networking and curated culinary experiences promoting tech careers, startup entrepreneurship and wealth creation. The cohort will also be exposed to highly-respected entrepreneurs, business leaders, technologists of color, and investors from around the world. Past speakers include Janice Bryant Howroyd (Founder & CEO of Act-1 Group), the first African American woman to own a billion-dollar company; John Hope Bryant, Founder & CEO of Operation Hope, Van Jones, Founder & CEO of Dream Corps and #YesWeCode and billionaire Steve Case, Founder & CEO of AOL and Revolution Fund. HBCU@SXSW will take place across multiple venues include the $OHUBHouse (Maggie Mae’s), The JW Marriott and Capital One House. HBCU@SXSW will also hose the 4th Annual Inclusive Innovators, Investors and Influencers VIP Reception & Dinner and #YesWeCodeFund Fundraiser.


2018 Partner Presentation

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Microsoft / Crushing Corporate  – “The essence of the HBCU@SXSW initiative is exactly what Microsoft’s mission is all about – helping people and businesses to realize their full potential through technology. Being able to connect with talented young people just coming into the workforce is so important and this is a great platform to that. As a professional myself being able to give back and share my journey and guidance was gratifying. I look forward to seeing a more inclusive tech ecosystem evolve out of this initiatives contribute to the overall focus on diversity in tech.” – Yoli Chisholm, Sr. Director Digital Marketing/Author

Delta Airlines – “The partnership is a valuable opportunity to connect with the next generation of technology leaders”. – Nicole Jones, Global Innovation Leader

Airbnb – “The energy I felt at HBCU@SXSW programs was palpably positive. It was incredible to be in a room of such talented and inspiring students and the entrepreneurs that made the experience possible.” – Leah Reitz, Diversity Program Specialist

WEI / City of Atlanta – “This was a tremendous opportunity for young people to immerse in one of the most influential and important backdrops to technology and entrepreneurship available. Kudos on stewarding such a clear and direct path to success for the students.” – Theia Smith, Founding Executive Director

ConnXus – “Great group of students, great content and fantastic speakers.  Well done!” – Rod Robinson, CEO

#YesWeCode – “I thought that the HBCU@SXSW was the most prominent effort at SXSW for both education and inclusivity.  Its much needed at the high-profile festival and encourage it to continue to grow.” – Felix Flores, National Director