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Project NorthStar

Philadelphia, October 2018

In partnership with the City of Philadelphia


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Project NorthStar 2018

The inaugural Project NorthStar conference was created in partnership with the City of Philadelphia with a strong belief that there is boundless untapped tech talent in Black and Latinx communities that the world needs. And, that talented people from these communities have earned the right to be showcased in an uplifting space. For that reason, Black & Brown Founders remains dedicated to curating a tech conference that offers an experience that we know our people deserve, but rarely receive.

Intention and care went into every aspect of what we wanted NorthStar attendees to learn, feel, and share. From the front door to “The Backyard”, we aimed to create enjoyable spaces that were conducive to making connections, leveling up, and allowing folks who are often “sprinkles of seasoning” in most spaces to bring their whole selves into a professional event full of people just like them.

Black & Brown Founders is grateful to Mayor Jim Kenney, the City of Philadelphia, our advisory committee, sponsors, programming partners, speakers, mentors, and community partners for their contributions. Project NorthStar would not be what it was without you.

See the report and photos from the event below.