Amanda Spann

Amanda Spann

#SociallyInnovative Tech Publicist, @tiphubAfrica Marketing Director, Co-founder/Fmr @Blerdology CMO, @BusinessInsider 30 Under 30 Women in Tech

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    Amanda is a formally trained publicist and an avid innovation enthusiast who currently serves as the Communications and Content Manager for IBM Cloud Computing Category. She is also the Co-founder & Marketing Director of tiphub, a mentorship driven accelerator and business consultancy that develops and supports seed stage technology and social impact ventures within Africa and the African Diaspora. The Washington, DC based collaborative educates, engages and empowers global entrepreneurs through its special programming, investment fund, business development services, and extensive network of renowned mentors.

    Prior to IBM & tiphub, Amanda ran BRANDSPANpr, an innovation identity agency and served as Co-Founder and CMO of Blerdology, a tech social enterprise to support and engage the black tech community and the first organization to host community hackathons targeting African Americans. Blerdology helped to spark black interest in technology, assisted aspiring minority entrepreneurs by pairing them with fellow minority developers to build their apps or projects for little to no cost and bridged policy and innovation to combat social issues in communities.

    The Florida State University and Georgetown grad has been honored as one of Business Insider’s 30 Most Important Women In Tech Under 30, as one of BET’s Blacks on the Brink of Greatness, and as one of 5 future leaders in technology by Black Enterprise Magazine. Amanda recently served as the National Director of Communications for BDPA, the largest and oldest non-profit for minority IT professionals and recently spearheaded a women’s innovation tour of the continent of Africa.

    The budding social entrepreneur frequently speaks on the topics of media, entertainment and technology and hosts a young innovators networking series in DC ( Visit her on twitter at @amandaspann or on her blog at

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