Black Tech Mecca uses data to identify challenges impacting how black tech practitioners integrate into the local tech ecosystem, crafting solutions to fill the gaps and spearhead change. We are champions of tech empowerment - redirecting resources, reshaping perspectives, and redefining obstacles. Our goal is to democratize technology, ecosystem by ecosystem, breaking down barriers one community at a time.
DATA IS OUR CURRENCY.
It is how we tell our story and validate both the promise and potential of black practitioners within the larger tech ecosystem. Our first research study is a comprehensive report on the current state and future trends of the Black tech Diaspora in the areas of academia, corporate representation and entrepreneurial innovation - with a focus on Chicago.
SOLUTIONS, OUR GOLD.
We work to make data actionable and solutions ownable for the local tech ecosystem.
Driver of Access.
Curator of Resources.
Coordinator of Opportunity.
We strip away the color barrier within tech, making it both accessible and approachable for black tech practitioners.
We got together with a few of the key contributors of this report to tell us more about the journey. Play to learn more.