A program of Howard University in partnership with Fiserv and Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3DC)
After working diligently for many years in the tech ecosystem, as a professional and as an entrepreneur, I was happy to announce last week the partnership of HU, Fiserv, and In3. I know the impact I have been committed to having in the district, and here
I am today sharing this unfortunate news that the program has been terminated.
The Inclusive Innovation Incubator (IN3) Entrepreneurship training Program, which has trained over 100 entrepreneurs in the US announced last week (link), a partnership with Howard University and Fiserv. Since the press release announcement, the partnership has been halted after having worked on it since spring 2020.
Due to unforeseen measures taken against In3DC, Howard University sent today a “Notice of Decision to Decline Collaboration” letter that did not provide any justification or explanation. It is unfortunate such action was taken by Howard University as the realities of this announcement and notice have been costly to the In3DC brand and will continue to impact our ability to support under-resourced entrepreneurs, technologists, and creatives in the region.
We will continue to do our work to offer our training programs and workshops in tech and entrepreneurship.
We are committed to provided support to the 15 individuals who had already signed up and to others who were considering it. Inclusive Innovation is not part of Howard University, we were initially contacted by Fiserv because our work is known and valued and we brought this opportunity to Howard.
Thank you for all of your support, we all need to work together... we are looking forward to continuing our support for the region and open to partners willing to join us in this effort.