Founder and Executive Director
Hadiyah Mujhid is the Founder and Executive Director of HBCUvc. HBCUvc is a student-run venture firm for students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCU). The program aims to increase the representation of African Americans in tech entrepreneurship and venture capital. It gives its student partners real-world experience and allows them to be mentored by top investors.
Hadiyah is a strong advocate for leveraging technology to address economic inequality. She’s written and spoken on the field of software engineering, tech entrepreneurship, and diversity in tech. She’s taught the fundamentals of software programming to women and people of color (and the intersection) at Hackbright Academy and Delaware State University. She’s the founder of Playpen Labs, a software development agency focused on user experience and agile techniques. In addition to Playpen Labs, she co-founded Black Founders, a non-profit that creates education and networking opportunities for Black tech entrepreneurs.
Her work has been featured in publications such as Black Enterprise, Business Insider, VentureBeat, Handelsblatt, Ebony, and Blavity. Hadiyah received her MBA with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Drexel University, and her BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, a historically black university.