Partner with Opportunity Hub as we embark on our 2019 HBCU@SXSW experience.

HBCU@SXSW19 is March 7-11, 2019, during SXSW, the largest interactive technology festival on the planet.


The 4th Edition of HBCU@SXSW promises to be larger in scope, engagement and impact  than ever. Over the course of a long weekend, the nation’s top technical and non-technical students of color from colleges and universities across America will convene on Austin, TX during SXSW, the largest interactive technology festival on the planet to attend official workshops, sessions, networking events, recruitment experiences, and curated culinary experiences promoting tech careers, startup entrepreneurship and multi-generational wealth creation — all sponsored by our partner companies. The cohort  of students are also exposed to highly-respected entrepreneurs, business leaders, technologists of color, and investors from around the world. This year, OHUB has also developed official programming for corporate professionals and influencers seriously interested in advancing their career, startup, philanthropic and investment opportunities in the innovation, entrepreneurship and investment economy.

Past speakers include Janice Bryant Howroyd (Founder & CEO of ActOne Group), the first African American woman to own a billion-dollar company; John Hope Bryant (Founder & CEO of Operation Hope and Promise Homes), Van Jones (Founder & CEO of Dream Corps and #YesWeCode), Rodney Williams (Founder, Lisnr), Dr. Timnit Gebru (Microsoft), Jessica O. Matthews (Uncharted Power), Kei Henderson (Manager, 21 Savage), Troy Carter (Cofounder, Atom Factory & Cross Culture Ventures) and billionaire Steve Case (Founder & CEO of AOL and Revolution Fund). HBCU@SXSW will take place across multiple venues which include Huston-Tillotson University, AT&T Hotel & Conference Center, Capital Factory & The JW Marriott. OHUB will also host it’s 5th Annual Inclusive Innovators, Investors and Influencers VIP Reception & Dinner.

2019 Partner Presentation

Opportunity Hub (OHUB) welcomes people and organizations of all backgrounds and sizes to partner on HBCU@SXSW as a definitive opportunity to authentically advance diversity, inclusion and racial equity in the future of tech, work, entrepreneurship and investment for all as a path to multi-generational wealth creation for all. You can review and purchase some of our introductory level packages here. You can review our larger partnership packages by requesting the partner presentation by completing the short form below.

Early partners include Facebook, Oculus, Mailchimp, Tesla, Uber, Deloitte, Lyft, Mailchimp, Southwire and more.

If you are serious and able to commit financial resources to sponsor OHUB’s recruitment related events and offer paid internships and jobs to students of color, then we welcome your request to review our exclusive partnership presentation. Let’s make history together.

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  • Partner with OHUB to ensure that 250+ of the nation’s leading college students will have access to HBCU@SXSW. OHUB will amplify your company across our social channels and send out a dedicated email to our community about your tech, startup & venture opportunities.

Student Scholarship

  • The unit economics of HBCU@SXSW are simple. It’s $3,000 to sponsor a student. This covers their round trip flight, housing for 5 days/4 nights, 3 meals per day, SXSW interactive registration & badge, OHUB VIP wristband, curated programming & nonstop recruitment opportunities.


  • This innovative exploratory package allows companies and organizations to explore all HBCU@SXSW has to offer while simultaneously supporting this massive undertaking. HBCU@SXSW is March 7-11, 2019, Austin, TX, during SXSW, the largest interactive technology festival on the planet is where you must be. Sponsor three student and advance your own professional development at the same time. Includes one corporate profession package, SX interactive badge and Includes digital signage inclusion and social media amplification.


  • Join corporations and foundations like Surdna Foundation, Living Cities, Atlanta Hawk’s Kent Bazemore and The Kauffman Foundation as supporting partners OHUB’s HBCU@SXSW. Partnership at this level ensures the overall success of this major undertaking. Organizations also gain access to the cohort resume book, digital signage inclusion and social media amplification. Sponsors 5 students. Includes one corporate professional package, OHUB VIP wristband and ticket to 5th annual VIP reception and dinner.




Student Testimonials

“I first learned about HBCU@SXSW during Spotify’s 20/20 Shift conference last year. After a rigorous application process that required the submission of several essays, a “shark tank” pitch, recommendation letters, a resume and a video, I was one of 125 students selected from more than 2,000 applicants. This meant so much to me, particularly because I am a non-technical student majoring in strategic communications. I knew my application needed to stand out in order to compete. Plus, I’ve always wanted to attend SXSW and was excited to be going with all expenses paid through the program! ”

Nia Wellman

Junior at Hampton University

Sponsor Testimonials

“For now, MailChimp’s growing internship program will continue to give college students real-world experience. And our partnership with HBCU@SXSW ensures that we’ll have further opportunities to leave a mark on HBCU students at SXSW. Finally, our continued support of local schools will help to make a distinct mark in our community.”

Daniel Waithe

Senior Quality Assurance Manager, MailChimp