America is hurting. Atlanta is hurting. We can do better. We must do better.
This past week I was asked what we can do to support Atlanta’s black tech founders. Start with action.
Here are five immediate ways to support Atlanta’s black tech founders.
It Takes a Village Pre-Accelerator – Free 4-month program for under-represented founders providing direct access to community, education, mentorship, and capital. Volunteer, mentor, become a customer. Cohort five just wrapped up and cohort six is accepting applications (apply now).
Atlanta Founders Academy by Google – A series of hands-on programs from Googlers, experts, and investors to support under-represented Atlanta startup founders on topics such as sales, strategy, hiring and fundraising. Get involved, give back.
Become a Customer – Check out Calendly, LeaseQuery, Storj, Patientory, Goodr, and many more. Use your resources and buying power to purchase software and subscriptions from our local black tech founders.
With so many challenges and injustices, on so many fronts, it’s daunting where to begin.
Start small, start now.