ESTABLISHED IN 2015, BLACK TECH MECCA IS...

A data-driven think tank serving and mobilizing the Black Tech Community.

Delivering critical solutions that are making the tech sector more accessible.

Advocating locally-driven, tech based, collectivism to unlock global potentials.

Delivering  measurable data to redefine success within  Black Tech Ecosystems.

The organizational force powering the State of the Black Tech Ecosystem summit.

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VISION

A world where Black people are full and equitable participants in the global tech sector.

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MISSION

To use data to inform and spur the development of thriving Black tech ecosystems, where Black people contribute as tech innovators, practitioners, educators and consumers.

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WE VALUE

Data as essential power tools in the movement to open opportunities and remove obstacles to Black participation in local tech ecosystems.

The voices of marginalized tech practitioners. 

Innovation, in people and systems.

The capacity of Black communities to dream, build, and thrive in the tech sector.

Collaboration among tech ecosystem stakeholders.

Change. Without it, local tech ecosystems will never fulfill their economic potential or their capacity to revitalize Black communities.

 

 

 


LEADERSHIP TEAM


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Fabian Elliott

Co-Founder & CEO

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Fallon Wilson, PhD

Research Director

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Johnnie Lovett

Marketing Director

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Amirah Karim

Talent Manager

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Dineo Seakamela

Co-Founder & Education Director

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Kirk Parks

Finance Director

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Mark Smith

Project Manager


BOARD MEMBERS


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Mark G. Fields

Venture Partner

Alsop Louie Partners

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Kristin Stewart

SVP, Strategy, Analytics & Research

TEN35 LLC

 
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Carleton Nolan

Chief Technology Officer 

City of Chicago

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Charise Williams

Deputy Chief of Staff for Civic Engagement

Illinois State Treasurer's Office

 

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Antonio Williams

Senior Director of Government and External Affairs

Comacst NBCUniversal