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Morgan State University hosts Black Founders hackathon

A two-day student hackathon at Morgan State University begins today.

Black Founders organizes hackathons at HBCUs.

This afternoon marks the start of a two-day student hackathon at Morgan State University.
It’s the third stop of Black Founders’ inaugural HBCUHacks Tour. An all-volunteer organization based in San Francisco, Black Founders’ mission is “to increase the number of black entrepreneurs in tech events,” said Hadiyah Mujhid, a software developer, graduate of University of Maryland Eastern Shore and one of the four cofounders of Black Founders.
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To that end, the organization arranges for hackathons and other tech events at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
So far this year, the organization Black Founders has organized hackathons at Morehouse College in Atlanta and Howard University in Washington, D.C., both in February.
Morgan State’s hackathon, while not as long as more well known, weekend-long events, like Startup Weekend, follows a similar schedule: after forming teams at the start of the hackathon, Morgan State student-participants will spend 24 hours building a web or mobile app, with the best projects winning awards by weekend’s end.
Co-sponsoring the event are IamDTech (formerly DiversiTech) and startup, cofounded by three Morgan State University graduates.
It was Sam Henry of who handled much of the organizing of the Morgan hackathon, Mujhid said. After attending the Howard University hackathon, he decided to introduce the Black Founders hackathon to Morgan State.

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