Black Tech Mecca shares one unifying mission: to build a thriving tech ecosystem that unites and empowers the Black tech community from the inside out, starting with a place close to our hearts–Chicago.
To do this, we connect the Black tech community through our Ecosystem Network, measure progress through comprehensive research, and direct strategies to improve the Black tech ecosystem. A mouthful, but you get it. Our eye is on scalable, high-impact solutions. Join the fun. Join the movement. Come build with us!
Chicago has a historically strong Black identity. It has one of the largest Black populations and fastest-growing tech markets in the U.S. And yet, there’s no current framework to support and nurture a Black tech ecosystem in this city. Untapped potential, much? We thought so, too. So we’re rolling up our sleeves and putting our brains together to use Chicago as the testing ground to develop the framework that unlocks this dormant potential.
The Ecosystem Network is the hub of the Black tech community. Find Businesses, Organizations, Events, and Members actively building the tech scene in your local tech community. Our hope is that you find your next business partner, peer group, maybe even gym buddy and start something incredible together. Enjoy!
The State of the Black Tech Ecosystem is a comprehensive research report intended to provide thought leadership on the current state and future trends of the Black tech Diaspora in the areas of academia, corporate representation, and entrepreneurial innovation. Conducted with the UIC Natalie P. Vorhees Center, the research will produce Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to introduce a first of its kind scorecard that we will use to measure the progress of our ecosystem.
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