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Black Tech Entrepreneurship in America | Selected


As promised, since there’s no way we could shine our light on the entire community of Black entrepreneurial movers & shakers in only 1 month, we’re continuing to publish new dedicated articles to keep up the momentum by passing the mic as far & wide as possible!

Keep reading to discover our on-going list of Black tech entrepreneurs, organizations, events, and articles.

Fantastic Black Americans that you should know & celebrate.

Learn here. Check out fantastic articles by AfroTech here & here.

Celebrating these 6 fantastic Black tech entrepreneurs:

Aisha Bowe, CEO @STEMBoard

  • “Aisha is an aeronautical engineer and entrepreneur managing multi-million dollar defense contracts and private-sector technology clients. This unique combination has strengthened Aisha’s commitment to evangelizing the power and unlimited future of science and technology for young women all over the world.”

Kimberly Bryant, Founder and CEO @Black Girls CODE

  • “Founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology” by introducing girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts.”

Lisa Dyson, CEO of @Air Protein & CEO of @Kiverdi

  • “CEO of Kiverdi, a technology company with a mission to develop innovations that go beyond traditional agriculture to help us feed and power a growing world, one that will include 3 billion more people by 2050.”

Riana Lynn, Founder @Journey Foods

  • “Biologist turned serial entrepreneur, I’ve developed high-growth, internationally recognized technology, and food businesses with a great community of supporters and bright individuals.”

Sabelo Mhlambi, Technology and Human Rights Fellow @Carr Center for Human Rights

  • “Founder of Bantucracy a public interest organization that focuses on ubuntu ethics and technology… Mhlambi’s work is at the intersection of human rights, ethics, culture, and technology and emphasizes global south perspectives in AI policy.”

Michael Seibel, Managing Director and Group Partner at Y Combinator

  • “Currently, I work at Y Combinator as a Group Partner and Managing Director of YC early stage. Previously, I was a co-founder and CEO of from 2007 – 2011 and the co-founder and CEO of Socialcam in 2012. During 2012, Socialcam participated in Y Combinator, raised angel financing from a group of amazing investors, and sold to Autodesk Inc. for $60m.”

Inspired by these 6 Black entrepreneurship organizations:

4 articles on the Black entrepreneurship ecosystem in America:

1 upcoming event for Black entrepreneurs in America:

Note: This article will be updated as we discover & hear from more Black entrepreneurs! Stay tuned for next month’s article Highlighting Black Entrepreneurs in the European Union


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