Mayor Muriel Bowser To Attend Opportunity Hub & Movement 50’s Innovators Dinner AT SXSW


For Immediate Release

(Atlanta, GA) – On Saturday, March 14th, The Honorable Muriel Bowser (Mayor, District of Columbia) will attend and give remarks during the Innovators Dinner sponsored by Opportunity Hub (OHUB), Movement 50 (MVMT50) and The Washington DC Economic Partnership.

Strategically planted during SXSW, the world’s largest innovative and creative festival and conference, SEVENTYINNOVATORS, ENTREPRENEURS, ANGEL INVESTORS, VENTURE CAPITALISTS, INFLUENCERS, ENTHUSIASTS AND STAKEHOLDERS will come together to raise funds for full-time scholarships for Opportunity Hub’s CODE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP & SEED FUND.  

Access to opportunity, particularly within the technology ecosystem, isn’t always created equally.

Opportunity Hub, The Iron Yard & Movement 50 have partnered to address these deficits. The Iron Yard has agreed tomatch every dollar raised by OHUB and its partners to fund full-time seats in its national recognized and respected code school. OHUB has partnered with the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and Gifted Education Foundation to serve as funding and student pipeline collaborators. During the dinner, Chad Womack of UNCF will announce its commitment to fund the first full time student.

Additionally, partnering accelerators, incubators, angel investors, and venture capitalists have agreed to take a deep look at startups and high growth companies presented by Opportunity Hub and Movement 50.

Additionally, Opportunity Hub will announce its partnership with Digit, a high growth FinTech startup, who has agreed to support the code school scholarships and seed fund initiative with $5 for every new user to its free service. Guests will be encourage to join Digit that evening and share the innovative service with their networks.

Emceed by Donna Byrd (Publisher, The Root), the evening will include an interactive panel featuring Rodney Sampson (Founder & CEO, Opportunity Hub), Troy Carter (Lady Gaga’s former manager turned venture capitalist), Michael Seibel (Partner, Y Combinator), Chad Womack (Director of Innovation & Technology, United Negro College Fund), Candace Mitchell (Cofounder, Myavana/Techturized) and Erik Moore, Founder, Base Ventures who will discuss definitive solutions and experiential best practices to creating a diverse and inclusive innovation, entrepreneurship and investment ecosystem.

The Innovators Dinner is apart of several experiences planned by Opportunity Hub during SXSW in collaboration with Movement 50 and The Washington DC Economic Partnership at the WeDCHouse.


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