Hill Tech Society
Hill Tech Society is the latest initiative at the Hill CDC with the goal of building a vibrant technological, innovation, and business community in the Hill District. The first program of the initiative will focus on bridging the digital divide for small business owners and entrepreneurs and working with partner organizations to help narrow the technology gap. Hill District residents will have the opportunity to participate in technology and training classes to overcome digital inequalities and move forward in their careers. Hill CDC through Hill Tech Society will offer a variety of programs and revolutionary thinking that connects place to progress in the context of innovation in coming months and years.
If you have any questions, please contact our programs team at: programs [at] hilldistrict.org (subject: Hill%20Tech%20Society%20) .
Device Giveaway - 2021 STATISTICS!
Small Businesses are a cornerstone of American economy, with $6 trillion in economic output and employing $85 Million Americans. Small Businesses have been heavily impacted by Covid-19 pandemic, with one in five small businesses closed temporarily or permanently. With social distancing restrictions in place, small business owners are counting on technology more than ever, to reach customers, market their products, and expand their business.
The Hill CDC started 2021 supporting our small business community, helping them to pivot in response to COVID-19 by gifting them with their tech device needs. As such, we gave away a limited number of tech devices to Hill District businesses in need.
These graphics show the statistics from our awardees and the importance of technology for Black owned small businesses!
Black owned, small businesses need our continued support as we continue to redevelop our community!
March 21' Hill Tech Society Tech Session
First Monthly Hill Tech Society Tech Session about the benefit of embedding technology in business culture.
In this workshop you will learn the benefits of embedding technology in business culture. Ultimately, leadership is the source of company culture and comes from the company values. Valuable technology tools can be of use for positive and productive reinforcement. This requires thoughtful and deliberate selection with an understanding that it will influence the ability to flourish with technology.
New Year Devices Giveaway
We started 2021 supporting our small business community, helping them to pivot in response to COVID-19 by gifting them with their tech device needs. As such, we gave away a limited number of tech devices to Hill District businesses in need!
Biz + Tech Boot Camp
The first program that we offered as part of the Hill Tech Society is a Biz + Tech Boot Camp was for individuals who had been in business for at least one year and focused on introducing the technology skills that are needed in the retail, food, construction, and artist/creative industries in a post-COVID-19 society.
By the end of the Boot Camp, participants understood each technology concept and how it fits within their current business model; designed a template to create operational workflows for their business; understood project management software applications; developed and built an enticing profile on social media and enhanced their brand toolkit; understood and identified the best financial management apps for their business; learned to write a business proposal; identified File Transfer Protocol (FTP) sites vs. platform-based systems in construction and much more!
Past Boot Camp Sessions:
Integration of Technology Into Business
Managed IT Services
Social Media and Marketing
All Things Construction: Part 1
All Things Construction: Part 2
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