Empowering Equity in Web3
Our mission is to increase the participation in Web3 of people traditionally underrepresented in technology through educating, amplifying activities and projects, and promoting policies that create more diverse and inclusive activities in the blockchain. Our vision is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive Web3 ecosystem where people from all backgrounds have access to the knowledge, tools, and opportunities to build decentralized technologies and participate fully in shaping the future of the internet.
Check out Miami Art Week @ Bitbasel Recap
In July 2022, Storj Institute hosted
a collaboration of blockchain
technology leaders in an effort
to bridge the Web3 onboarding
gap for BIPOC business owners, creators, and communities.
This inaugural event prioritized
training and education in Web3,
access to a cooperative network of people and resources,
and amplification of projects.
Attendees continued their connections post-event and a few joined together and created a project called "The Webolution Podcast".
The Blockchain Association and Wilson Center
Storj Institute is excited to partner with the Wilson Center, having a seat on its Digital Assets Working Group and providing an important voice for disadvantaged communities who are typically left behind when new technology emerges. In September 2022, Storj Institute became a member of the Blockchain Association whose goal is to improve the public policy environment so that blockchain networks can thrive in the United States.
Art Culture & Web3
Storj Institute hosted an event during BitBasel at Art Basel's annual Miami Art Week. The event name highlights the intersection of art and Web3. The event featured NFT art, a panel with experts in that nexus, and a Founders Live pitch competition showcasing Web3 entrepreneurs.
In May 2022, Katherine Johnson,
President of the Storj Institute
Board participated in a panel at
WEB3 MSP, a mini-conference
that took place during VeeCon
weekend showcasing MSP-based
brands, artists, influencers and
leaders in the Web3 space. This
year’s theme was “Digital Equity,” how MSP leaders are using
Web3 to create opportunities and
increase equity in underserved
communities across the country.
Fintech BLK Decoded 2022
Storj Institute is excited to partner with Bond & Play at their Fintech BLK Decoded event. 4 Days of speakers, masterclasses, conversations & excitement held 11/30 - 12/2, 2022 at the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurship in Atlanta, Georgia. Sessions at this four day event were designed to power a world class FinTech education curriculum, address the under-representation of Black students in FinTech, and drive new career pathways, start-up culture and a diverse and inclusive tech industry. Fintech BLK Decoded
Black Blockchain Summit
Storj Institute sponsored this 5th annual summit which brought
together blockchain enthusiasts,
entrepreneurs and thinkers to
discuss a myriad of key challenges facing Black communities around the world, and find
innovative and lasting solutions
that disrupt the unsustainable
Black Blockchain Summit
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