Thank You Black Tech NOLA!

Nearly 200 Black Techies Gathered During Essence Festival Weekend

NOLAVATE Black, New Orleans first Black Tech initiative, gathered Black techies during Essence Festival for its inaugural 2-day Inclusive Innovation Tech Conference. NOLAVATE Black 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.


NOLAVATE Black thanks DXC Technology for being a presenting sponsor, all partners, speakers, volunteers and the NOLAVATE Host Committee.  We are excited for Black Tech NOLA 2019! See you next year!

Congratulations Haberdashe!

Haberdashe wins $1,000 towards its mission to make women beautiful

Congratulations to Haberdashe on winning the inaugural NOLAVATE Black pitch competition.

HABERDASHE is a made-to-measure brand for women’s suiting using virtual fit technology. 3D body scanning extracts precise customer measurements, virtual fitting rooms mimic the weight and drape of the fabric so the customer can experience the garment on a personal avatar and our proprietary “fit formula” allows us to make customized garments in hours, not weeks. Founder Smyde Perry, makes clothes that give women the confidence to succeed in business and in life!

Thanks to Camelback Ventures for sponsoring.  Learn more about Camelback Ventures at

Black Tech NOLA Tech Talks

NOLAVATE Black Plans Tech Talks for Fall 2018

NOLAVATE Black hosted 30 speakers, 10 local vendors, held 7 workshops and 2 days of amazing programming to help entrepreneurs and professionals learn and grow in their industry.  Now we are kicking off Tech Talks, a series of meet-ups across New Orleans for tech professionals to discuss topics that will engage and continue to build our local tech ecosystem.


NOLAVATE Black’s vision is to build a network of Black professionals in the technology industry across the New Orleans region for professional development, networking and capacity building. Interested in supporting Black Tech NOLA? Connect with us.

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