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NOLAvate Black is committed to mapping accessible pathways into the tech industry by sharing resources to help professionals advance their careers.

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Our Work


Build a strong network of tech professionals of color who operate as vital contributors toward the economic sustainability of our region.


Identify, connect and communicate clear pathways that help individuals navigate, participate and become decision-makers within the technology ecosystem.


Facilitate and create spaces for professionals and entrepreneurs to find jobs, get training, share resources and engage with executive mentors to advance their careers.


Promote a culture of inclusive innovation through initiatives that transform recruitment, retention, advancement and investment in underresourced and underrepresented communities.

our mission driven programs


Black Tech Collective

A network for BIPOC professionals and entrepreneurs advancing their careers in tech.

NOLA Tech 30

Celebrating Black technologists in New Orleans.

Black Tech NOLA

New Orleans first and only Black Tech Conference celebrating tech, art and culture.

NOLA Codes Black

Learn to code during Black History Month.

Meet Ups

Networking events that connect tech professionals in New Orleans.

Advance Tech NOLA

Connecting Black talent to companies that value inclusion in tech.







Connecting Black technologists since 2018.

Tech + Art + Culture


An annual convening of global influencers bringing the best and brightest in Black tech during Essence Festival week. In 2020, for its 3rd annual conference, Black Tech NOLA includes talks, panel discussions, meetups and job recruitment opportunities. The event showcases leaders from global brands committed to supporting NOLAvate Black’s efforts to ‘build an inclusive and sustainable ecosystem in technology’. Black Tech NOLA is the only Black Tech event where tech meets culture. Save The Date June 27-29, 2022.

"NOLAvate Black is doing the work to build a sustainable tech ecosystem. Everyone needs to know what is happening in New Orleans."

Tony Zanders CEO and Founder @skilltype
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