Black Enterprise Partners with AfroLife
October 4, 2017 - Miami, Florida AfroLife.TV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Press Media Group, announced today that is has been selected as the production and live stream partner for the BLACK ENTERPRISE TechConneXt Conference in San Francisco’s Silicon Valley. The four-day conference is the only one of its kind where BLACK ENTERPRISE brings in the top students from HBCUs to compete in a two-day hackathon. The students are introduced to the technology world from the ground up in Silicon Valley while they tour campuses of Salesforce, Google, and other trailblazing companies.
BLACK ENTERPRISE’s TechConneXt event in Silicon Valley includes a competitive hackathon. A portmanteau of “hacking” and “marathon”, hackathons are events in which computer programmers create apps over a period of 24 hours or more. Hackathons test the mettle of developers and are great ways for those studying app development in school to test their coding skills. BLACK ENTERPRISE’s hackathon include five groups of students from the following HBCUs: Alabama A&M University, Bowie State University, Delaware State University, Dillard University, Fisk University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, Johnson C Smith University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T University, Prairie View A&M University, Southern University, and Tuskegee University.
“When asked to produce the Live Stream program for BLACK ENTERPRISE, we immediately jumped on the opportunity to bring the four-day event to audiences of color here and abroad. It’s exactly what our mission at AfroLife is: connecting the global community around innovative content and programming and this does just that,” says Alberto Marzan Founder and CEO of AfroLife.TV
BLACK ENTERPRISE’s TechConneXt 2017 conference starts on October 9 at the Marriott Hotel and Conference center in Burlingame, California and you can also tune in for the complete Live Stream at AfroLife.TV, BLACK ENTERPRISE properties, and social media platforms.
AfroLife.TV is a streaming media destination aimed at connecting the African Diaspora around premium content and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Press Media Group, Inc. The service launches in the US in Q1 of 2018 with innovation around content types and verticals that we as African Americans identify with.
About BLACK ENTERPRISE:
BLACK ENTERPRISE is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BLACK ENTERPRISE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.