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MBDA and PowerMoves Miami Support Minority Entrepreneurs in Tech

Blogged By: 
Ebony Mack and Nick Perkins, MBDA Office of Business Development
Created on February 29, 2016
 

African-Americans currently make up less than three percent of the nation's technology workforce. Seeking to increase the number of African-American and other ethnic minority technology executives, engineers, and business owners, the second annual Black Tech Week was held earlier this month, featuring PowerMoves Miami, a nonprofit incubator and training organization. 

Prior to the conference, PowerMoves Miami led a 6-week boot camp for 29 startup companies that focused on pitching to investors. The boot camp culminated with a Demo Day pitch competition. In addition to boot camp training and pitch competitions, the conference provided an opportunity for entrepreneurs of color to network and become part of the PowerMoves and Black Tech Week communities.

U.S. Consumer Goods and TPP: Supporting jobs and Economic Opportunities for Americans

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on February 19, 2016
 

With Valentine's Day a recent memory and the Groundhog predicting an early end to winter, the focus of the American public turns to consumer goods; items such as jewelry for your loved one, recreational vehicles, or sports gear for the summer.

It's no surprise that the world enjoys many of these items that are made in the United States, leather goods, contact lenses, footwear, sporting equipment and musical instruments are sought after across the world. In 2014, more than 10 states saw consumer goods exports to Asian countries exceed $50 million. These states were spread across the country. Both coasts, as well as the heartland were represented across the Asia-Pacific.

Hannover Messe: Space is Filling Up - Reserve Your Spot Today

Blogged By: 
MBDA
Created on February 19, 2016
 

USA Partner Country status at Hannover Messe is an unparalleled opportunity for U.S. companies, research institutions, and economic development organizations to connect to the global industrial tech market.

Join President Obama, Commerce Secretary Pritzker, and global business leaders at Hannover Messe to connect to your next potential customers, partners, and buyers!

Secure your spot by Feb. 26! 

Start your registration process now to ensure you can reserve space in the U.S. Pavilions.

USA Partner Country: More Opportunity for Your Company

The Next Generation of Youth Entrepreneurs in STEM Innovation

Blogged By: 
Demetria Gallagher, MBDA Senior Advisor
Created on February 16, 2016
 

STEM 3D PrinterLong before the concept of STEM entered the American lexicon, African-American scientists, educators, and entrepreneurs were creating important products, services, and businesses that helped shape the American economy. From Benjamin Banneker, a mathematician and polymath in 18th Century Maryland, to Dr. Charles Drew, a 20th Century doctor and blood specialist who revolutionized the process of blood transfusions, our nation has prospered and developed as a global leader in science, economics, and business, thanks to the significant contributions of men and women of color.

The stakes are high: America’s future success in the global arena depends on our ability to foster innovation within communities that historically have been under-served. As the world’s top scientists and engineers pave the way for new breakthroughs across emerging industries, the U.S. continues to be the global leader in science and technology discoveries. The Obama Administration has championed the 21st century STEM revolution.

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