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THE CREW

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Sherrell Dorsey

PRESIDENT + CEO

Part data and tech journalist, part social entrepreneur, Sherrell is determined to make North Carolina a more inclusive environment for diverse startup founders and technologists. 

She's creator of ThePLUG—the first daily tech newsletter covering black innovators and founders in tech.

Sherrell contributes regularly to Fast Company, Next City, The Root, and other publications, covering how black innovators are leading investment and startup growth beyond Silicon Valley. 

Professionally, Sherrell has served as marketing manager at Uber in Charlotte and on the sales team as a contractor at Google Fiber. 

She's moderated panels at Google, interviewed famous founders like Steve Case of AOL and Daymond John of Fubu. 

Lastly, Sherrell has been a regular tech expert for Charlotte's WCCB's Rising morning news show.

Say hello: @Sherrell_dorsey

www.sherrelldorsey.com

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Enovia Bedford

PARTNERSHIPS + LOGISTICS DIRECTOR

Thriving in a startup environment, Enovia's entrepreneurial approach to business has lead to a successful twelve-year career in creative fields. Her path started 10+ years ago as a jewelry design assistant that lead to a senior design position and followed with a design director position. Through her fashion career, Enovia has cultivated a knack for marketing, event coordination and corporate sponsorship procurement, including deals with Airbnb, Nomadness Tribe, and others. 

Enovia has run successful marketing campaigns, Kickstarter campaigns, influencer programs and workshops in various fields. 

Who We're For

Dope startup founders, committed leaders, and engaged citizens moving North Carolina's black tech ecosystem forward.

We're building the future of inclusive and diverse entrepreneurship in our cities one idea at a time. And we're doing it together. 

 

ABOUT US

We launched BLKTECH Interactive in December of 2016 with our first BLKTECHCLT event. We host monthly and quarterly interactive experiences aimed to resource, support, and grow black technology businesses throughout the region. 

 

OUR NARRATIVES

Community tech initiative joins tenant roster at Camp North End | Charlotte Biz Journals

Black Tech Entrepreneurs are Focus of New Charlotte Initiative | The Charlotte Observer

Sherrell Dorsey Gets Proactive in Making CLT's Tech Industry More Inclusive | Creative Loafing

BLKTECH Interactive Gets New Home at Camp North End | Charlotte Post