We Believe That Black Tech Founders Can Create Billion Dollar Businesses

Our Mission

To help close the funding gap for Black tech founders building high-growth businesses

Why Talk Tech?

Consider the Numbers

Over the past year, women started an average of 1,817 new businesses per day in the U.S. However, women of color make up the largest portion of this statistic according to the annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report. Black Women are the fastest growing group of female entrepreneurs. Black Women Founders in the U.S. remain underinvested by VCs and angels. Less than 1% of Black Women Founders get VC funding. (Fast Company, 2018)

KEY TAKEAWAYS

Black women are building valuable products and businesses with scalable market opportunities. Black women tech founders are highly concentrated in high-growth industries like education, financial, and health tech, and emerging industries like artificial intelligence/machine learning, clean energy, and wearables. Tech businesses led by Black women are achieving hockey stick growth with a built-in advantage of Black customer loyalty.The data and the stories of the Black women founders surveyed inform actionable recommendations to help anyone in the tech ecosystem – investors, policymakers, thought leaders, journalists, founders, and others – learn more about the work Black women do, the funding they don’t get, and how to overcome the tech sectors poor diversity record.

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Uncovering Black women as the Next Billion Dollar Founders

About Us

Executive Director​

Jenifer R. Daniels

BOARD MEMBER​

Regina Gwynn

CEO, TresseNoire
Co-Founder of Black Women
Talk Tech
Co-Founder Talk Tech Association

BOARD MEMBER​

Esosa Ighodaro

Co-Founder, Nexstar
Co-Founder of Black Women
Talk Tech
Co-Founder Talk Tech Association

Board Member

Laura Mignott

CEO of DFlash & Host of the Reset Podcast
Board Member

Mona-Lisa Pinkney

Sr. Director, Governance, Risk, Compliance & Engagement
Nike, Inc.

Board Member

Ed Zimmerman

Partner/Chair,
The Tech Group
Lowenstein Sandler LLP

board Member

Marla Blow

President and Chief Operating Officer,
Skoll Foundation

contact us

General Inquiries
hello@talktechassociation.org

Talk Tech Association is a registered 501c3. Tax ID # 83-0666877

Our Mission

Talk Tech leverages research and advocacy to help close the funding gap for Black tech founders building high-growth businesses.