Building America’s Premiere Black Tech Ecosystem

Mar 12, 2024

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Black individuals represent just 8% of tech employees. Addressing this disparity through public and private partnerships is Detroit.

Learn about Detroit’s abundance of Black tech talent, from EVs to chips to those solving global, critical challenges with tech, from clean air to special education to voter turnout. Through grassroots programs like Black Tech Saturday, Michigan Founders Fund and more, Detroit is bringing together innovators, community leaders and investors to become the epicenter of Black innovation worldwide.

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Garlin Gilchrist

State of Michigan

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Alexa Turnage

Evenscore; Black Tech Saturdays

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Johnnie Turnage

EvenScore, Black Tech Saturdays

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