The BTC is an initiative of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce.
The BTC’s mission is to accelerate engagement and entrepreneurship, identify and share best practices across industry, and encourage inclusivity and representation amongst Black technology professionals in the Greater Austin region.
Our vision is to help Austin realize its potential as a ‘Mecca’ for Blacks within the technology sector.
- Mike McLennan, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dee Copeland Patience, email@example.com
Advisory Board Members:
- Lauren Kelly, Executive Director, Commercial Business Strategy, Dell
- William Crowder, Managing Director, DreamIt Venture Funds
- John Sibley Butler, Director, IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin
- Navarrow Wright, Chief Technology Officer, Interactive One
- The planning of at least 4 social/informational gatherings to encourage entrepreneurship training, networking and best practice exchange
- Working with GABC to plan quarterly web-based informational speaker events with key leaders in technology to encourage entrepreneurship learning and training
- Assisting the chamber with branding and marketing the Black Technology Council to future members
- Annually provide an in-person update report on best practices and areas of improvement for the Black Technology Council to be presented before the Board of Directors of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce quarterly on efforts and initiatives
- Identify council liaisons for strategic partnership cultivation and engagement
As part of the Chamber’s overall employment inclusivity agenda, we are developing online industry-specific resume books to be shared with hiring managers and recruiters for companies located within the Greater Austin region or those looking to expand or relocate their operations.
Essentially, we have digitized the job fair process in an effort to provide ‘binders full’ of qualified candidates to regional employers on a monthly basis. If you would like to submit your resume for inclusion in our BTC- Tech Talent Resume Book please click here.
- SXSW Welcome to Austin Reception – Coverage by Black Enterprise
- CCAACC DC Technology Delegation Visit
- CCAACC Brazil Technology Delegation Trade Mission– Covered by the Statesman
- Mission of AmCham led training for IT entrepreneurs with technology giants in the U.S.
- CCAACC/SXSW African Diaspora Fellowship Program Launch
- Austin Struggling to Recruit/Retain African American Professionals – Covered by the Statesman
- CCAACC Launches Black Technology Council – Covered by the Austin Business Journal
- Importance of Diversity in Austin Technology Economy – Official SXSW Panel – March 9, 2013
- Cultivating the New Minority Entrepreneur – Official CCAACC SXSW Panel – March 10, 2013
- CCAACC featured article in Black Enterprise Magazine Best City for Blacks in Tech
- CCAACC featured in Madame Noir New Black Technology Council Wants to Attract Businesses to Austin
- CCAACC covered by the Austin Statesman Austin tries to raise its profile among African-American professionals
- CCAACC covered by the Community Impact newspaper Austin’s growing tech scene needs to be more diverse
- Google Fiber Comes to Austin
Special Events Programming:
- TedX Austin
- RISE Austin
- SXSW Interactive
- Black Enterprise Entrepreneurship Conference
Joining the Black Technology Council involves becoming a dues paying member of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce. If you are interested in joining the GABC BTC, sign up for chamber membership today!