OFC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program

 ATLANTA, GA • MAY 25-28, 2016



Over the last fourteen years, the Opportunity Funding Corporation (OFC) has infused entrepreneurship into Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) curriculum. With the emergence of economies driven by technology and disruptive business models, OFC recognizes the next wave of leaders must possess an entrepreneurial mindset that can lead to new venture creation and increased career opportunities.
The OFC Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program provides the resources and knowledge needed to bridge the gap for HBCU students. Our program will connect students with the startup ecosystem, and empower students to develop an entrepreneurial mindset through coaching, training and networking.

Do you have an interest in innovation and entrepreneurship and like to think BIG?

Join us on an exciting three-day entrepreneurial training and development conference! The OFC Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E) Program is looking for 80 of the greatest young minds, who think critically and solve problems. Compete against your peers in a 72 hour workshop that will challenge and reward you!
Students will be tasked with developing solutions to a business, social or education-related problem, pitch their idea before a panel of expert judges representing entrepreneurs, small business owners, executives, and angel investors. Students may choose to join one of our two conference tracks, the Hackathon or the Innovation Bootcamp. On the final day, students from both tracks will pitch their idea at the Pitch & Win Competition before a panel of experts who will decide which students will take home winning prizes! Scroll down to learn more.
The OFC I&E Conference is an optimum learning opportunity for students to develop the three C’s of Entrepreneurial Mindset - Curiosity, Connections, Creating Value. Click here to find out about our eligibility requirements.

Innovation Bootcamp

Track 1: Hackathon

Designed for students to build mobile apps, compete for prizes and most importantly: develop and utilize their technical skills to participate in the $30 billion dollar developer ecosystem. Students will be introduced to Apple’s Swift programming language, allowing them to build smarter and faster while having fun creating the next big idea.


Innovation Bootcamp

Track 2: Innovation Bootcamp

Designed for aspiring student entrepreneurs to take part in an intensive experience to share ideas, form teams, build projects and launch startups to solve real world problems. Participants will leave this tailored coaching practicum with increased knowledge and experience in the areas of Venture Ideation/Team Building, Business Model Canvas, Customer Discovery and Pitching.


Conference Location & Dates



Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30303


Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - Saturday, May 28, 2016 






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