March 16 - 20, 2021
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OHUB, the leading diversity, equity & inclusion based technology, startup & venture ecosystem building platform & SXSW, the largest interactive technology, film & music festival in the world return for the 6th annual OHUB.SXSW during SXSW Online 2021, a digital experience from March 16–20, 2021 including keynotes, conference sessions, Music Festival showcases, Film Festival screenings, world-class networking, and the unexpected discoveries that are always a part of SXSW.

Since 2016, OHUB has sponsored over 1,000 Black, LatinX & Indigenous People of Color from  400 plus colleges & universities, including our nation’s Historically Black Colleges & Universities. 90% of the scholars have been placed at paid summer internships and full time roles.

In 2021, OHUB is working to include 1,000 students in SXSW Online which will include dedicated session with this year’s hiring partners; and sessions featuring Brad Feld (Foundry, Techstars), Rodney Sampson (OHUB, 100 Black Angels & Allies Fund), Dominic Davis (Business Insider), Bridget Chisholm (The Links, Incorporated), Davyeon Ross (RG/A, Shottracker) and Vickie Gibbs (UNC Chapel Hill Kenan Flagler Entrepreneurship Center).

With a historical 90% placement rate with median internships and starting salaries of $20,000 and $90,000 respectively, we can create $20,000,000 – $90,000,000 in real and measurable economic output for the culture and beyond.

In 2021, our goal is to sponsor up to 1,000 students at a cost of $1000/student, or $1,000,000

Sponsored students receive a SXSW badge, inclusion in our resume book, our New! OHUBBox and an annual campus skills membership via OHUB’s Futures platform & virtual reality world. Students do not pay to participate. OHUB covers all expenses.

Our ask is simple: Ask 1,000 companies – large and small – to  sponsor, mentor and hire at least one student.

Let’s make history.

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Testimonials : Spelman | UT Austin | Clark Atlanta University | Stanford

meet our 2021 co-chairs

Rodney & Shanterria Sampson
Mayor Steve Adler
City of Austin
Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette
Huston Tillotson University
Angelica Erazo
Hugh Forrest
Joah Spearman
Seth Bender
Willie Henry

past cohort testimonials

featured sxsw speakers

Stacey Abrams

Melinda Gates
Mary J. Blige
Brad Feld
Foundry, Techstars
Dominic Davis
Business Insider
Rodney Sampson
Bridget Chisholm
The Links, Incorporated
Davyeon Ross
Vickie Gibbs
UNC Chapel Hill

OHUB is the leading technology, startup entrepreneurship & and venture ecosystem building platform created to ensure that everyone, everywhere has equitable opportunity in the future of work, fourth industrial revolution and beyond as a path to multi-generational wealth creation with no reliance on pre-existing multi-generational wealth. Welcome to the ecosystem.