bringing techies together


Upcoming Events

NOLAvate Black is known for our amazing meetups and networking events. We bring technologists together to share the awesome innovation happening in our ecosystem. We are excited to be back in person! Join us every month at the NOLA ART Bar for Black Tech Fridays!

  • Black Tech Lunch & Learn

    FREE Lunch & Learn at the Black Tech Lab Come Friday Dec. 9th @ 12pm on Web3, Crypto & NFTs. Explore the future of Black tech and why equity and access is important. As the world gears up for the future of tech through art and music, what does it mean for Black and Brown creators in that space. Let's talk about what's real and what isn't. We will be speaking with our special guest Tara Hernandez, investor, entrepreneur and Web3 superstar. Refreshments provided. Black Tech Lunch & Learns will be held every month in The Lab to connect Black Techies around tech and entrepreneurship.

  • Tech The Halls NOLA Tech 30 Meetup

    Join us Friday, December 16, 2022, 6pm at the NOLA Art Bar as we celebrate our NOLA Tech 30 nominees and honorees making an impact in New Orleans tech. Hear from our special guest about preserving New Orleans culture and network with ecosystem builders, professionals and entrepreneurs in tech. NOLA Tech 30 is an opportunity to recognize the Black and Brown creatives, innovators and advocates changing the culture of tech. Tech wouldn’t be tech without us! NOLA Art Bar 2128 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116. Thanks to our sponsors New Orleans Business Alliance and NOLA Art Bar.

  • Black Tech Fridays

    Kicks off Sept 30th @5pm NOLA Art Bar - Meet with Black Techies and tech recruiters in New Orleans looking for top talent. Learn how to take your career to the next level. Music, drinks and networking. Free and open to the public. How we do tech! Black Tech Meetups will be held every month at the the NOLA Art Bar 2128 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116. Upcoming dates: Sept 30; Oct 28; Nov 18; Dec 16; Jan 27; Thanks to our sponsors New Orleans Business Alliance and our partners NOLA Art Bar for helping us get back outside!

  • *Rescheduled* 504 The Culture VR Podcast

    Rescheduled - New Dates Coming Soon - Virtual Reality podcast featuring Black artists and creators talking the future of tech and Web3 hosted by Sabrina Short, Founder & CEO of NOLAvate Black. Web3 unlocks tremendous power for artists to generate multiple streams of sustainable streams of income, which establishes a strong foundation for building generational wealth. Let's talk about it! Free and open to the public. Attend in Altspace! You will need an account to join. Code: CKP504 Thanks to our sponsors NOTCF & New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Foundation.

  • Black Tech Meetup: Black In VR - Watch On Demand

    February 17, 2022, 5pm - Virtual. Join us next Thursday for a fireside chat with Artsy and Abdul Aziz from Metaculture. Artsy is one of the most in demand VR world builders and Abdul Aziz is an award-winning artist and cultural anthropologist in New Orleans. We will be in live in Altspace! If you don't have a VR headset, that's ok. We will also stream live on Zoom. We are excited to have NOLABA and Microsoft XBox join the line up to talk about Game Camp. Let's keep the Web3 convo going!

  • Black Tech Meetup: Web3 - Watch On Demand

    January 21, 2022, 5pm - Virtual. Meetup to celebrate the 2021 NOLA Tech 30 honorees. A message from our Founder Sabrina Short about our creative economy followed by a panel discussion with current and past honorees on "Web3: Why should creatives and artists pay attention to Blockchain?" Speakers: Dawn Richard, Artist and Creative Tony Zanders, Founder & CEO of Skilltype Kim Thomas, CEO of Independent Gaming League Foundation (IGL) Let's kick the year off lifting up Black excellence.