Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship event series

Black innovation and entrepreneurship program

The Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship program annually spotlights Black inventors and business personalities across the United States to showcase their legacy contributions to America’s ingenuity and innovation.

Black Innovation and Entrepreneurship program events feature:

  • Discussions with remarkable innovators 
  • Explorations of entrepreneurship 
  • Seminars focusing on how to obtain and use intellectual property
  • Information about helpful United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) resources


Past events

Learn how you can connect to the innovation ecosystem to jumpstart your business idea.

Hear from successful Black innovators, business owners, and education experts how you can build a resilient brand

Educators, successful inventors, and USPTO staff discuss building and nurturing the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.

Learn how intellectual property protection helps successful entrepreneurs, small business owners, and inventors.

Successful innovators and USPTO staff discuss investing in intellectual property and building wealth.

Successful innovators and USPTO staff discuss best practices and vital resources to help other innovators protect their creative work and build businesses.

Artist Elizabeth “Liz” Montague and Google art director Angelica McKinley provide a behind-the-scenes view of their collaboration to produce a “doodle” for Google’s homepage.

Three contemporary Black women inventors discuss their amazing career paths and game-changing inventions.