June 20-22, 2023

Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship

NYU Stern School of Business

44 West 4th Street, New York, NY

The Racial Equity in Technology Entrepreneurship (RETE) Workshop exists to expand the body of research across academic disciplines at the intersection of race, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. In just two short years our workshop has convened a racially and ethnically diverse group of approximately 143 scholars, practitioners, and leaders from 90 different organizations, including 70 different colleges and universities across 4 continents (Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America), currently engaged in this work. This was made possible by generous funding from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Our 2023 workshop will begin with a reception, film screening, and panel discussion on racial gaps in tech entrepreneurship. This event is open to the public, but seating is limited. Further details are available on the Eventbrite registration website. Days 2 and 3 of the workshop will include research presentations from our network of scholars, panel sessions with practitioners in the field and research support professions, and round table discussions designed to generate new research questions and foster collaborations. Click the link below for a more detailed schedule. Registration is open for those interested in attending the workshop virtually. In person attendance is limited to session participants.

Day 1 

JUNE 20th


Opening Reception & Film Screening 

Black in America - Silicon Valley: The New Promised Land, and panel discussion

Register Here

Day 2

JUNE 21st

8am-5:30pm (Dinner @ 6:30pm) 

Research Presentations, Panel Sessions, and Roundtable discussions

Day 3

JUNE 22nd


Research Presentations, Panel Sessions, and Roundtable discussions


Charlton Mcllwain

Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement & Development

Professor, Media, Culture, and Communication

New York University

Workshop Co-Chair

Rachel Marie Brooks Atkins

Assistant Professor of Economics

St. Johns University

Workshop Co-Chair


Tim Weiss

 Imperial College London

Ebony McGee 

Vanderbilt University

Alexander Lewis 

 UT San Antonio

Seyram Avle

UMASS Amherst

Rosanna Garcia 

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Cathy Yang Liu 

Georgia State University



Center for Critical Race + Digital Studies

About Us

Since 2021, the Racial Equity in Technology Entrepreneurship Workshop has grown to become a leader in the convening of diverse global scholars advancing research on race and technology entrepreneurship. Today we continue to support scholars through our convenings and sub-grant awards.

Our Mission

To build a racially inclusive community of scholars and support them in researching questions on race, entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation.

Our Vision

To establish a high quantity of high-quality published research at the intersection of race, entrepreneurship, technology, and innovation.


Have questions?

Contact project manager, Nena Ugwuomo, at nku2002@nyu.edu