Urban Tech Connect Conference


Urban Tech Connect is a platform for under-represented communities to plug in to the greater technology ecosystem and to network with other founders, VCs, angel investors, tech influencers, and industry leaders. The conference also addresses access to and cultivates opportunities for tech jobs especially for Latinx and African American individuals.

From businesses that are raising significant funding or trying to be successfully acquired, Urban Tech Connect is briding the gap of diverse ideation in technology while empowering the next generation of founders and entrepreneurs. The three-day virtual Urban Tech Connect // Forward event features collaborative engagement, untapped talent, and community & economic development. 

SoCal's Premier Tech Conference

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who attends

Pre-seed and early-stage founders & startup teams

Next Generation High School & College Students

Investors (Angels and Venture Capitalists)

Tech Professionals & Recruiters

Impact-focused organizations

The Tech industry is Giant, but nothing compared to the Future

The future of tech is massive. In 20 years, it will dwarf today. And you have the potential the make moves among its inevitable growth. 

//Forward brings together the best and brightest to find partnerships, to learn, and to move Forward towards making the impossible possible.

UTC features workshops, office hours, and pre-recorded content from successful founders, investors, and tech professionals. We have tracks for tech pros, founders, and investors – keeping things focused so you get the most out of the three days depending on what track is yours.

Uncover Smart Ways to Secure Capital and Investment to grow your company

Money in the bank is key to grow and scale a business. UTC continues the tradition of bringing together thought leaders and experienced founders and professionals who can share smart and differentiating ways to finance and secure capital to grow your business without losing your soul in the process. Attendees can also expect to learn about new funding sources and ways to secure investment.

Networking and Mentoring

We are continuing to rally founders, tech professionals, recruiters, and investors to help connect the dots for Black and Brown communities. Office hours provide an opportunity to get insight and guidance on your latest opportunity and challenge. Secure a new ally on your journey to hit your next milestone.

Watch Conference Replays

On-demand video from past conferences plus other great content our founder showcases, fireside chats, and more from our YouTube Channel.

Countdown to UTC '22