Co-founder, Code Fever/Black Tech Weekâ€”Game Changer Award Honoree
Felecia Hatcher is on a mission to rid our communities of innovation deserts by working with community leaders and government officials to create inclusive and diverse startup ecosystems as the Co-Founder of Code Fever and Black Tech Week.Â Code Fever is an initiative connects minority led startup founders to capital through their VC in Residence program,Â tech skills training for African American and Caribbean youth and young adults in the areas of technology and entrepreneurship through full stack development coding boot camps, in school programs and an annual week long emerging technology summit called BlackTech Week. As an Author, Social Entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream, Hatcher was named one of the Empact 100 Top 100 Entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by the White House and Kauffman Foundation in 2011, a 2014 White House Champion of Change for STEM Access and Diversity, a Black Enterprise Innovator of the Week, Essence Magazine Tech Master, and featured on the NBC Today Show, The Cooking Channel, and Grioâ€™s 100 African Americanâ€™s Making History.
Following her passions for food, in 2008 Hatcher founded Feverish Pops a Miami based gourmet popsicle manufacturing company with clients like Google, Airbnb, Paypal and Wholefoods. The company had a huge social mission and donated a portion of every pop sold to building community programs the company sold in 2015. Before launching Feverish and Code Fever, Hatcher worked as a marketing manager launchingÂ technology and gaming products forÂ Sony, Wells Fargo 2nd life Video game, Nintendo as well as the NBA. A globally soughtafter keynote speaker presenting engaging talks on Entrepreneurship, Tech Education, and Embracing Failure at Google London, United Nations, White House Young America Series, Girl Scouts of America, South by Southwest, Coca Cola HQ, FBLA, DECA, TEDxMiami and TEDxJamaica. Hatcher is also the author of 5 books: Start your Business on a Ramen Noodle Budget, Focused, Become an Epic Expert, PopPreneursÂ and the C Students Guide to Scholarships.