On October 8 – 9, TechConneXt returned to the Bay Area to engage, empower, and recruit black tech talent. More than 700 tech professionals gathered at the San Francisco Marriott Waterfront for access to resources, capital, and the latest advances in tech.  I introduced Turo to two of the conference’s most esteemed speakers, Angela Yee, co-host of The Breakfast Club and creator of Lip Service Podcast, and “Innovator of the Year” Honoree, Grammy-nominated artist, and philanthropist, Akon — both of whom were excited by Turo as an earnings engine for the community.

I met Black Enterprise’s executive team to discuss how Turo can benefit their 6,000,000 readers as a viable micro-business enterprise.  Additionally, I was elated that BE staff gave me an opportunity to address the conference participants in a general session about Turo, and our mission to put the world’s billion cars to better use.

A highlight of the event was the 4th Annual Black Enterprise Smart Hackathon, presented by American Airlines. An impressive group of 64 students from historically black colleges and universities gathered to show off their skills as emerging computer scientists and engineers. Turo is committed to ensuring that we have a diverse workforce that reflects the world.