The Takeover: Meet The Innovators Behind The Growth Of Urban Music

August 03, 2018 - 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
The N.U.L. Experience & Expo // Main Stage // Hall C


TechConnect is a 2-day summit that explores the intersection between technology, culture and entertainment.  A premier destination for innovators of color, TechConnect features:

  •  The Podcast Village, an interactive space elevating important voices for change.
  •  The Live, Love, Learn, Lifestyle Lounge, a robust space to engage with fashion + beauty brands.
  •  The Google Pop-Up Lab! An immersive experience that brings Black history to life. 

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TechConnect Demo Day is a confluence of tech + social change for innovators to pitch viable solutions to pressing issues facing communities of color.

Pitch your social innovation startup and win $10,000 in cash and prizes!  Space is limited. 

CLICK HERE  to submit your pitch

Experience the Annual Conference like never before. Be sure to register for TechConnect today!



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For the first time ever, hip-hop and R&B has become the most consumed genre of music in the country.  Hear from the architects behind the genre’s biggest artists about how radio, streaming, new revenue models and other technology platforms are shaping the future of the music industry.

Shadow Stokes (Brooklyn Knights Entertainment/300 Entertainment
Dion Summers (Sirius XM)
Tuma Basa (YouTube)
Sam Selolwane (RCA Records)

Moderator: Colby Tyner (Urban One)