Are there Black people in the metaverse?
That’s one of the provocative questions speakers are posing Thursday at the inaugural How To Boston While Black Summit, a three-day (and in-person) conference at Westin Copley Place. The first day will dive into Boston’s growing tech scene and analyze where Black workers are — and where they can grow — within the industry, said Sheena Collier, the Boston While Black founder and CEO.
“This city is [one-fourth] Black, but people aren’t connected,” she added. “When putting together the summit, we thought, ‘How can we fix that?’”
The who’s who of Boston tech will be participating. Nicole Obi, president of Black Economic Council of Massachusetts, will weigh in on “earth-friendly entrepreneurship.” Mayor Wu’s chief of economic opportunity, Segun Idowu, will analyze the role of policy in attracting Black talent to Boston. And Damon Cox, one of the newest additions at the MassChallenge startup accelerator, is speaking on the social impact of fintech.