We are in the business of advocating providing and empowering spaces for early-stage black founders in Middle Georgia to grow in their next stage of business
Creating an equitable path through resources and programming for early-stage black founders in the Middle GA area in under served communities looking to build tech-enabled solutions for community challenges.
“Fueling the local black ecosystem empowers us to hold space within the global scale to move the needle in the innovation economy "
At Macon Black Tech, our vision is to create a thriving and inclusive tech and innovation ecosystem in Central Georgia that drives economic growth and influences rural communities across the United States while having a global impact. We believe in providing local founders with access to the resources they need to succeed, including mentorship, funding, and networking opportunities.
Our goal is to build a diverse and supportive community that empowers underrepresented groups to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and contribute to the broader tech industry. We believe that by cultivating local talent and fostering an inclusive atmosphere, we can help drive innovation and build a more equitable and prosperous future for all.
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Our Advisory board comprises a group of tech enthusiasts, innovation consultants, project managers, early-stage founders, professionals, and more dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech industry. They also love Middle Georgia.
Theory of Change
Macon Black Tech aims to build a diverse and supportive community that empowers underrepresented groups to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and contribute to the broader tech industry.
Access to Resources
Macon Black Tech provides local founders with access to the resources they need to succeed, including mentorship, funding, and networking opportunities.
Macon Black Tech fosters an inclusive atmosphere that cultivates local talent and encourages innovation, helping to drive economic growth and development in the region.
By fueling the local black ecosystem, Macon Black Tech empowers black founders to hold space within the global scale to move the needle in the economy.
Continuous Learning and Improvement
Macon Black Tech is committed to continuous learning and improvement, monitoring and evaluating its programs and activities to ensure they achieve their intended outcomes.
With a background in Health IT and Healthcare Innovation, Christele and Ariane Parham saw a need to create a safe space where individuals in Middle Georgia could co-create through tech and innovation in a collaborative culture. After running the idea by many friends in the tech and innovation space, Macon Black Tech was birthed in August 2019. While planning, we also discovered the need to share stories of innovators in the Tech and Innovation space, hence the Macon Black Tech Podcast.
Our main goal is to curate experiences of gatherings that allow participants to feel safe to innovate and unleash their creative power in a collaborative environment. We set the tone by intricately planning through empathy & Human-Centered Design lens. This is at our core, as we strive to create a safe space where individuals can co-create.
We love and believe in Macon and so do our participants and community partners. This is why we curate community hackathons and different events that empower our community participants to solve issues by studying out pain points and coming up with prototypes (MVP).