National HBCU Blockchain and FinTech Innovation

In the Fall Semester of 2021,  the National FinTech Center awarded 8 new  Innovation Grants to HBCUs and also continued a collaboration with the University of the Virgin Islands and  Simba Chain to create a Farm to Table Application of Blockchain Technology.  These projects and the HBCU Students Inform the Block Video Competition all reported on the results of their work at the 2nd National HBCU Blockchain and FinTech Conference on November 12-13, 2021.  Each of these projects had an impact on the students and faculty creating a ripple-effect of influencing many students to learn more and pursue career and entrepreneurship opportunities in the field. Faculty members developed projects, including but not limited to, blockchain clubs, think tanks, a campus token, a pitch competition, a game development hack-a-thon,  and training sessions for students in blockchain development.

Funded Innovation Projects 2021

Title University
Turning Blockchain Ideas into Commercially Profitable Products Alabama A&M University
Alabama State University Blockchain Think Tank Alabama State University
Blockchain Workshops-On-The-Go Florida A&M University
An Educational Blockchain Newsletter to Engage Students in FinTech Huston-Tillotson University
Advancing Awareness and Engagement…Blockchain FinTech Club Southern University and A&M College
GameOn!!!: Increasing Knowledge…Educational Game Development Spelman College
2021 LET US Academy Tuskegee University
Xavier University Crypto on Campus (XUCC) Xavier University of Louisiana

Alabama State University

Alabama A&M University

Florida A&M University

Labs 2021

Tuskegee University

Recordings 2021

Huston-Tillotson University