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BLACK TECH

New Orleans

Local People. Local Solutions.

JULY 5TH - 6TH, NEW ORLEANS

FIND YOUR TRIBE

Network With Hundreds of Black Techies During Essence Festival Weekend

Black Tech New Orleans, presented by NOLAVATE Black, is a 2-day tech conference that aims to connect Black tech professionals and entrepreneurs of color to innovators, founders and investors with the objective of strengthening the Black tech ecosystem in the Greater New Orleans Region.

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

Two Days of Networking, Learning and Fun!

PANELS & DISCUSSIONS

Our main stage presented by DXC Technology will include two days of dynamic panel discussions and Q&A sessions! Our topics include diversity and inclusion in tech, education and tech, funding and fiscal management, branding and marketing and more!

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INNOVATION LAB

Stop by the Innovation Lab for a change of pace. The lab is open from 10am – 4pm each day. You can get some work done, charge your phone and get personalized advice from our incredible lineup of speakers.

TECH AFTER HOURS

NOLAVATE Black presents the ultimate tech turn up on July 5th 5pm-7pm at the New Orleans Board of Trade. Join us for drinks and networking at Tech After Hours sponsored by the Urban League of Louisiana.

Start The Party Early With Our 4th of July Kick-Off!

Register early to get VIP passes to our exclusive Black Tech Kick-Off Event at the  NOPSI Hotel downtown on July 4th, 5:30pm-7:30pm. Stick around after the kick-off to have dinner at the posh Public Service restaurant and watch fireworks from their rooftop bar. Get your tickets today to kick your Essence Festival Weekend off like a boss! Tickets available with conference registration. Check out the fabulous NOPSI here.

 

Special thanks to our partners New Orleans Regional Black Chamber and NOPSI!

NOLAVATE PITCH COMPETITION

Thursday, July 5th, 4PM

Come listen to New Orleans entreprenuers pitch their Big Idea

for a chance to win $1,000. Free Event.

Sponsored by Camelback Ventures

PITCH COMPETITION KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Jaia Thomas is a Los Angeles-based sports and entertainment attorney, adjunct professor at UCLA and contributor for Entrepreneur Magazine. In addition to practicing law, Jaia is the co-founder of The Presley Group. The Presley Group is a management firm that represents social media influencers of color. The mission of The Presley Group is to diversify the social media influencer marketing landscape.  Jaia also sits on the board of the Los Angeles Black Investors Club (LABIC). LABIC hosts quarterly business pitch competitions for African-American entrepreneurs, providing them with start-up capital and other various resources.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

KYNDRA JOI
KYNDRA JOI
Speaker, Entertainer
Kyndra Joi is the host of the newest show on WBOK, On the Move! She serves as the Executive Director of the non-profit I Am My ...
ASHTEN FIZER
ASHTEN FIZER
Web Designer
Starting a career in Social Media Strategy by necessity is no easy task. Ashten began as a Deejay, and knew that she had to ...
DANIEL APPLEWHITE
DANIEL APPLEWHITE
Director of Programs and Innovation
Daniel Applewhite is an entrepreneur, change maker, and speaker leading the development of early stage businesses in ...
SEVETRI WILSON
SEVETRI WILSON
Founder/CEO
A resident of New Orleans, Sevetri Wilson is CEO at ExemptMeNow, a technology startup she founded in 2015 to revolutionize how ...
TERRELL BOYNTON
TERRELL BOYNTON
Director and General Manager
As Director & General Manager of New Orleans Digital Transformation Center DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC), Mr.Boynton is ...
BRANDAN ODUMS
BRANDAN ODUMS
Visual Artist, Filmmaker
Brandan “Bmike” Odums is a highly sought after visual artist and filmmaker who uses these chosen mediums to tell stories and ...

Event Schedule

JULY 5TH - JULY 6TH

#SessionSpeaker(s)10:00AM - 5:00PMBoard of Trade
1Inclusion Policy & AdvocacyQUENTIN L MESSER JR , JONEE LOVE , TERRELL BOYNTON , RACHEL GRAHAM 10:00AMDXC Main Stage
2Public Private Partnership11:30PMDXC Main Stage
3Minority Start-upsSEVETRI WILSON 2:30PMDXC Main Stage
4Funders Circle Q&ADANIEL APPLEWHITE 3:00PMDXC Main Stage
5Pitch CompetitionJAIA THOMAS 4:00PMDXC Main Stage
6TECH AFTER HOURSNOLAVATE BLACK 5:00PMBOARD OF TRADE COURTYARD
#SessionSpeaker(s)10:00AM - 5:00PMBoard of Trade
1WOMEN IN TECH DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PANELDR. K. RENEE HORTON , ROSLIN HICKS , NETTA JENKINS 10:00AMDXC Main Stage
2WOMEN IN TECH FIRE SIDE CHATASHTEN FIZER , TARA WALKER 11:00AMDXC Main Stage
3DIVERSITY MEDIA & CONTENT FIRE SIDE CHATIMAN SHERVINGTON , BRANDAN ODUMS 2:00PMDXC Main Stage
4EDUCATION IN TECH KEYNOTEJONATHAN JOHNSON 3:00PMDXC Main Stage
5BUILDING YOUR BRAND4:00PMDXC Main Stage
6GO FATHER TOGETHER - CLOSING CEREMONIES NOLAVATE BLACK 4:40PMDXC Main Stage

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

No! All are welcome to connect, be inspired and get equipped to take your career and your business to the next level. Join the discussion!

Yes. Day passes will be available starting July 1st. Keep checking blacktechnola.com for more information.

No. Each registration comes with an access pass for reentry. Lunch is mostly on your own which gives you a chance to explore the city. Don’t forget to come back for Tech After Hours!

Street metered parking is available. There are also parking lots nearby that offer daily rates. Board of Trade is right downtown between Poydras and Magazine, save time and money and catch an uber!

Downtown hotels in New Orleans are super expensive right now and are pretty much sold out. Book your stay in Gretna, Terrytown or Algiers which is only 10 minutes from downtown.

Sponsor

Partner with us to connect your brand with hundreds of tech leaders of color from across the country.

Volunteer

Sign-up to help and get free tickets to “Tech After Hours”! Must be 21 years or older.

Vendor

Demo a product, set-up for job recruitment or provide information about products and services in a 10×10 space. Limited spots available.

Partners & Sponsors

Black Tech NOLA’s Main Stage presented by DXC Technology.

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Accelerator Partners

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