Tech Equity Collective
The Tech Equity Collective Impact Fund is a $1 million commitment to support organizations improving tech career prospects for aspiring Black tech talent. Learn more about the inaugural recipients below.
TEC Impact Fund Finalist
Black Sisters in Stem
Founder: Nyamekye Wilson
Black Sisters in STEM is on a mission to unleash the global brilliance of Black women in STEM. We are building the largest talent marketplace of Black young women pursuing STEM careers through portfolio building, meaningful mentorship and access to opportunities at scale.
BLK Men in Tech
Founder: Kham Ward
BLK Men in Tech, Incorporated (BMiT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides access, resources and community for Black men within the tech industry, as well as those who are tech curious (exploring opportunity in the industry). Our philanthropic initiatives support the next generation of tech leaders.
Colored Coded Labs
Founder: Branden Jones
Color Coded Labs is a multi-week coding bootcamp that provides adults with high demand skills that will provide transformative, above average incomes and job mobility.
Founder: Jehron Petty
ColorStack is a tech nonprofit cultivating the strongest cross-campus community of its kind to deliver community building, academic support, and career development opportunities at scale.
Creating Coding Careers
Founder: Mike Roberts
Creating Coding Careers is building the front door into tech to create generational wealth through employer driven earn and learn pathways.
Founder: Professor Eleanor Brown
DiversiBoard is a Techstars company that provides companies with a pipeline of highly skilled Black Diaspora Tech and Tech-Adjacent Talent from the best universities in the Founder's native Caribbean and West Africa, including data scientists, software engineers, UX/UI, product managers, accounting tech and other engineering types.
Focus on Children United for Success
Founder: Wanda Jenifer
Focus on Children United for Success provides information technology workforce training and education to underserved communities in Baltimore at no cost to them.
Founder: Tyrone F. Schieszler
Hyetus is a vaulted online incubator primarily fostering the creation of unique digital products for the Video-Game Industry.
Founder: Zach Farley
KITTLABS mission is to form a continuous learning community that helps new devs overcome imposter syndrome, escape tutorial hell and make more money all while building a solid foundation of becoming a better problem solver.
Founder: Sheldon Gilbert
Kura Labs is a non-profit online academy that provides free training and job placement in Cloud Infrastructure, SRE, and DevOps Engineering for individuals from underserved communities.
Last Mile Education Fund
Founder: Rian Walker
Last Mile Education Fund addresses the graduation gap among striving low-income students pursuing degrees in the high demand technology fields,
Morgan Latimer LLC
Founder: Anthony D. Mays
Lighting the way for the next generation of technologists through 1:1 career and interview coaching and program design for companies looking to prepare underrepresented talent. Led by former Google engineer Anthony D. Mays, the organization also provides DEI consulting services to help bridge the gap between companies and underrepresented talent.
Technology Association of Georgia
Founder: Dr. Loretta Daniels
The Technology Association of Georgia has launched Bridge Builders to remove the walls impeding progress and diversity in Georgia. Bridge Builders is a Social Justice & Equity initiative designed to bring the technology and business community together to drive change.
The Black Women in Computational Biology Network
Founder: Jenea I. Adams
The Black Women in Computational Biology Network amplifies the voices of and fosters community amongst Black women in computational biosciences.
The Knowledge House
Founder: Jerelyn Rodriguez
The mission of The Knowledge House is to empower and sustain a talent pipeline of technologists, entrepreneurs, and digital leaders who will uplift their communities out of poverty.
Founder: Shannon Morales
Tribaja is on a mission to increase economic mobility in the BIPOC community through tech careers.
- Black-led and allying organizations for aspiring Black tech professionals
- Programming focuses on engineering and technical roles
- U.S. based
- Organization services individuals ages 18+
The $1 Million Tech Equity Collective Impact Fund supports organizations driving Black equity in tech.
Black-led organizations and companies are developing aspiring Black tech talent, yet they lack access to funding that is critical to their success in building an equitable tech ecosystem. The $1 Million Tech Equity Collective Impact Fund supports Black-led and allying organizations, within the US, that provide programming for aspiring Black tech professionals, with a focus on core engineering and technical roles. Selected organizations will receive between $5K to $75K in grant awards capital along with Tech Equity Collective partnership and hands-on support to help amplify their work.
TEC’s Impact Fund has launched to drive the initiative’s mission to partner with the Black community, other tech companies, and Black-in-tech focused organizations to create scaled holistic pathways for aspiring and current Black tech innovators. TEC aims for the Impact Fund to mobilize organizations who are calling for companies to go beyond hosting diversity programs, but to also commit to hiring Black talent and creating nurturing and supportive environments to retain Black talent.
Check back soon to read more about our inaugural recipients!
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