Created to transform the perception of minority innovation and increase the number of venture-backed, minority-led firms across the country. Code Fever has an innovative and demonstrated approach to increasing exposure to STEM fields through Career Jams that take students from low opportunity areas into the offices of major Tech Companies, as well as digital literacy and Full-stack development training bootcamps.
Our adult programs offer training, and a minority entrepreneurship pipeline that builds national and regional capacity to attract new capital, increase regional deal flow, and generate additional support for early and late stage entrepreneurs of color. It involves focused investments in the
(1) identification and development of minority entrepreneur talent,
(2) attraction and mobilization of instructors of color, mentors and investors, and
(3) growth of local and national ecosystems for entrepreneurs of color in regions and cities across the state of Florida, with a specific push to invest and implement programs in communities that have an existing startup ecosystem where marginalized groups are disengaged.
Proven experience developing, implementing, and leading Inclusive startup ecosystem strategic planing and programming.
2014 White House Champion of Change for STEM access and Diversity for African American Educational Excellence
Launched and spearheaded the minority technology and start up community in South Florida.
Started the largest Tech and Startup conference on the east coast for Black Innovators
Publishing the Startup Ecosystem Diversity and Inclusion Report for the State of Florida
Supported by the Knight Foundation, Simpkin Family Foundation, Dover Foundation, Wege Foundation, Broward County Public Library system, Dell, Intel, BET Networks, South Florida Cares Mentoring, Rooted Investments, .Co, Ultimate Software.