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2024 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship program: Innovate, Elevate, and Empower

February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

USPTO Black innovation and entrepreneurship program

Do you want to learn more about becoming a successful entrepreneur, small business owner, or inventor? Do you want to hear from experts on how to protect your intellectual property (IP)? If so, join us for the 2024 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, “Innovate, Elevate, and Empower: Connecting the entrepreneur to the innovation ecosystem,” on Thursday, February 22, 1-4:30 p.m. CT. This free program can be attended virtually or in person at the T-REX Building in St. Louis, Missouri.

Special guests and expert panelists will discuss resources and services that can help you access capital, protect your IP, find mentors, and network with fellow innovators and entrepreneurs. After the program, you can attend a networking session with subject matter experts from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

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The 2024 agenda and speaker list will be posted soon. If you would like to be alerted when it is available, or if you have any other questions, please email BlackInnovation@uspto.gov.

To see recordings of previous Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship programs, visit the event series page and select the event you want to watch.

The USPTO offers inspirational and educational events, open to all, that feature successful innovators from a wide variety of backgrounds. Come learn about IP, innovation, and valuable resources available to independent inventors, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and underrepresented or underserved populations. Find out more at www.uspto.gov/innovationforall.

The Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program is presented by the Office of Innovation Outreach. For more information, please contact BlackInnovation@uspto.gov.

The content and opinions shared by our guest speakers during this program are not those of the USPTO, nor an endorsement of any persons, products, programs, or policies mentioned therein.

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If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.




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