2023 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program: Part III – Fri, Feb 24th

Join the third session of the 2023 Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program: Learning from Leading Black Innovators on Friday, February 24, from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. ET.

  • Learn how HBCUs function as regional centers of excellence for inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs.
  • Hear from special guests about intellectual property (IP) innovation in the hair care industry.
  • Learn from business experts how you can build a successful brand.

Watch the world premiere of the documentary short “America’s Ingenuity,” created in partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF). The film focuses on Richard F. America, one of the youngest Black inventors on “Baker’s list,” the first repository of African American patent holders compiled by lawyer, assistant patent examiner, and civil rights activist Henry E. Baker (1857 – 1928). The documentary features an interview with America’s son, the only known living child of an inventor on Baker’s list. Read our Journeys of Innovation story about Henry Baker’s important work.

Register to join online or in person at the Morgan State University Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management.

If you have any 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.