THE MISSION + THE CREW
We're creating an inclusive ecosystem of dope startup founders, committed leaders, and engaged citizens moving North Carolina forward.
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.
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
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 also the creator of ThePLUG—the first daily tech newsletter covering black innovators and founders in tech.
Say hello: @Sherrell_dorsey
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.
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR + COO
Several years in the corporate environment working for Pepsi, Desmond lead several sales teams to profitable growth and increased market share. Leaving the corporate world to gain global exposure in China where he added an MBA in International business and shifted to the startup arena working on VC cross-border projects. Now a co-founder himself for BatteryXchange, he seeks to expose innovation and tech on a global scale.
Say hello: @worldwidewiggs_
PRESS + COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR
An accomplished business educator and PR consultant with 20+ yrs in the game and a special gift of rich ideas, Freda is the founder of XpoSure Consulting, a public relations firm specializing in successful artist management, small business development, crisis management and media relations. Her journey began with special programs in music entertainment working with Universal Music, MCA, Dreamworks and Interscope.