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


The 2019 Edition of HBCU@SXSW promises to be larger and more engaging than ever. Over the course of a long weekend, the nation’s top technical and non-technical students from colleges and universities across America convene on Austin, TX during SXSW, the largest interactive technology festival on the planet to attend official workshops, sessions, networking events and curated culinary experiences promoting tech careers, startup entrepreneurship and multi-generational wealth creation — all sponsored by our partner companies. The student cohort is also exposed to highly-respected entrepreneurs, business leaders, technologists of color, and investors from around the world. This year, OHUB will develop programming for corporate professionals and influencers seriously interested in advancing their careers 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 (Spotify) and billionaire Steve Case (Founder & CEO of AOL and Revolution Fund). HBCU@SXSW will take place across multiple venues. OHUB will also host it’s 5th Annual Inclusive Innovators, Investors and Influencers VIP Reception & Dinner & Fundraiser.

2019 Partner Presentation

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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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