STUDENTS!

Are you passionate about technology?

Do you have a great idea?

Are you looking for a mentor, internship or job?

Then Pitch Your Tech! is for you!

Pitch Your Tech! is a technology conference aimed at racially diverse youth ages 15-19 in the GTHA. Its goal is to inspire and educate youth through presentations and workshops led by today’s foremost leaders/brands in tech, to teach them how to pitch their next big idea with useful in-person feedback, and provide them with internship, mentorship and job opportunities.

WHAT TO EXPECT



Network with entrepreneurs, CEOs and innovators in development, virtual reality, the Internet of Things, gaming and more.

Get tips on how to navigate the tech industry, and info on some of the hottest jobs.

Learn how to pitch ideas and get feedback from tech experts.

Interact with companies who want to mentor and hire young talent.

Win internships and other prizes.

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WHY WE NEED MORE DIVERSITY IN TECH

Racial Disparities Are Far Worse Than Gender Disparities in Tech


Racial diversity in the tech workforce is a far more prevalent issue than gender as the racial gap in tech leadership positions between white men and minority men is larger than the gender gap between white men and white women.

There was a 13 percent decline in African-American women professionals working in tech since 2007—the only racial group among men or women to lose representation in the general tech workforce. *

*"The Ascend Foundation recommended that tech companies would have to stop investing in vague and broadly-defined “diversity” goals and start actively targeting black and Latino women for recruitment and promotion, with special emphasis given to retaining black women.” @BRENTINMOCK


CHECK THIS OUT

A software engineer, entrepreneur and hip-hop dancer, Benjamin Williams integrates his experience in computer science and as an advocate for diversity in STEM with spoken word and dance to make us look at and consider challenging questions. In this performance he asks why there are so few people of colour in tech, and how can we include more? He is accompanied by dancers Monyett Crump Jr. and Jasmin Williams.

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OUR CHARITABLE PARTNER


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TXDL provides young people from diverse backgrounds a pipeline to achieve their highest potential in technology. Charitable receipts will be available to anyone interested in donating directly to our program partners. For more info, check out txdl.ca.

How You Can Help

Mentor youth interested in pursuing a career in technology.
BECOME A MENTOR

OUR PARTNERS

Here are just a few of the many companies who are helping to support the tech dreams of diverse youth.

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