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. Code Fever is an initiative that trains 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 Black Tech Week. As an Author, Social Entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream, Hatcher was named one of the top 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 Grio’s 100 African American’s Making History.
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. Before launching Feverish and Code Fever, Hatcher worked as a marketing manager for technology and gaming companies Sony and 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, PopPreneurs and the C Students Guide to Scholarships.