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Campfire Fireside Chat: Black Men in Tech with Christopher King (CEO of We Are Marcus)

Guest Event


We’ll be hosting Christopher King, the Founder and CEO of We Are Marcus, an online character development platform. We’ll be talking about why We Are Marcus is urgent for school districts now, it’s amazing partnership programs, and why black men across the country should become mentors on the platform. The event will be broadcast simultaneously via Youtube Live QA and both in-person and online audiences will be able to ask our guest questions.

About Christopher King

Christopher C. King, Founder & CEO of We Are Marcus is a social entrepreneur, activist, and educator. King specializes in complex problem solving and community-based social impact solutions. Most recently, King’s venture was selected as the top 10 among 150 applicants for DC’s premier Accelerator cohort at 1776. The beta-launch of his ed-tech mentoring platform targets several states including New York, DC, and abroad in London, Dubai, and Capetown. He has been recognized by vc firm Village Capital for his social impact acumen in their venture capital pathways cohort and featured in Black Enterprise as a social innovator to watch.

To expand his service efforts in DC, he recently moderated a forum for youth and local techies on demystifying engineering careers at National Public Radio and is planning #BlackMenTalk tech. His passion for education can also be seen in the testimony of his mentees and students. He recently taught Entrepreneurship & Prototyping at the Innovation Inclusion Incubator (IN3) to high school students where they showcased product launch and implementation strategy.

King brings with him a decade of diverse experiences from classroom teaching, consulting in education reform, interning in Silicon Valley at Intel Corporation, to working on the operations staff for President Barack Obama in 2012. He earned his Master of Business Administration from Howard University School of Business, a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College Austin W. Marxe School of Public Affairs, and his undergraduate degree with distinction from Rockefeller College School of Public Affairs and Policy at the University of Albany in Albany, New York.