BlackTech Weekend NOLA is a two-day event hosted by Short Speaks Creative and BlackTech Weekend LLC connecting local creative entrepreneurs of color to innovators, founders and investors from around the country with the objective of strengthening the Black tech ecosystem in the Greater New Orleans Region.
Black Tech Weekend NOLA is a stop on 2018 BlackTech Weekend (BTW) 12 city tour across the country. Sponsored in part by the Knight Foundation, BTW is a national conference designed to support entrepreneurs of color who are in the startup phase of potential high-growth businesses. BTW provides an inclusive and innovative convening for investment in entrepreneurs of color promoting and supporting sustainable economic development in our communities. Since its inception, BlackTech Week/Weekend has convened over 2700 techies, career professionals and startup founders from diverse backgrounds.