Press Features2018-06-25T22:38:15+00:00

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2017 Civic Technology Forum Explores the Role of Technology in Moving Chicago and Cook County Forward

Government, community and industry leaders join Comcast to explore how people from across Chicagoland can leverage technology to increase their economic opportunities.

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INTERVIEW

BE MODERN MAN: MEET ‘THE TECH MAVERICK’ FABIAN ELLIOTT

Using data as way to create a blueprint of inclusion for black males, Fabian Elliott’s Black Tech Mecca aims to create thriving black tech communities in cities around the world.

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Google’s Fabian Elliott On Finding A Woman Who Brings Out the Best in Him

In a city where Black men are often defined by the streets instead of their character, Fabian Elliott seems like an anomaly.

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VIDEO

Fabian Elliott, Black Tech Mecca

Fabian Elliott, Black Tech Mecca discusses the results of the Chicago Black Tech Report which can be found on their website. There are lots of ways to get involved including business, marketing and sales.

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Fabian Elliott, CEO of Black Tech Mecca, is on a mission to increase diversity

Fabian Elliott, the CEO and co-founder of Black Tech Mecca, discusses using data to get more black people involved in the tech community, his inspiration and his first job.

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DISCUSSION

Ask Fabian Elliott

My name is Fabian Elliott, founder and CEO of Black Tech Mecca, I love black people, technology, and big ideas! Ask Me Anything!

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AUDIO

Fabian Elliot, CEO Of Black Tech Mecca – Database For The Black Tech Community

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Fabian Elliot of Black Tech Mecca

Fabian Elliott is a self-described “Hybrid Entrepreneur.” While working at Google he founded Black Tech Mecca, a data-driven think tank that focused on assisting cities such as Chicago, grow their black tech eco-systems through research, education, and advocacy.

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Fabian Elliott helpsChicago’s Black tech community grow

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INTERVIEW

CATALYST CONVERSATIONS: HOW CHICAGO CAN BECOME A BLACK TECH MECCA

In this edition of Catalyst, we talk with Fabian Elliott, Co-Founder & CEO of Black Tech Mecca, to discuss the current state of Chicago’s Black Tech Ecosystem and the city’s role in expanding diversity and inclusion in tech.

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Want to Break into Tech? Here’s how.

It’s competitive to find that perfect tech gig, whether you are into content, a coder, or more of a business type. You need to have the right degree, make the right connections and commit to being a lifelong learner.

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How To Promote Black Tech in Chicago? Collaboration Is Key, Leaders Say

It’s no secret that the tech sector has a diversity problem, and last night a group of tech professionals of color met to lay out the blueprint for bringing more black people into Chicago’s tech world.

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Kurt Summers lays down a challenge at black tech summit

There was a lot of influence in the house Thursday night as entrepreneurs and supporters gathered at Google Chicago to talk about ways to strengthen the black tech ecosystem

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Chicago Group Working to Match Black Tech Entrepreneurs with Venture Capitalists

Code2040 Entrepreneurs in Residence program is compiling a report identifying all local tech companies founded by Black and Latino entrepreneurs. The goal is to make it easier for investors to find them.

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Groups gear up to boost Chicago’s black tech community

Code2040 Entrepreneurs in Residence program is compiling a report identifying all local tech companies founded by Black and Latino entrepreneurs. The goal is to make it easier for investors to find them.

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5 reasons Chicago is the next Black tech mecca

Fabian Elliott is a hybrid entrepreneur. As founder and CEO of Black Tech Mecca Inc., he is leading his organization to transform Chicago into a “global Black tech mecca” through the development of a thriving Black tech ecosystem.  Elliott shared with rolling out why he feels Chicago is the next Black technology mecca.

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Fabian Elliott – The Techie

Elliott, 25, is an advertising technology consultant for Google and the founder of Black Tech Mecca, an organization aiming to turn Chicago into a hub for technology professionals of color.

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AUDIO

Fabian Elliott On Why Chicago Should Be The ‘Black Tech Mecca’

Diversity in tech is one of the most discussed topics in the tech world. But what will it take for that conversation to turn into something real?

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Fabian Elliott Dreams of Transforming Chicago into a Global Black Technology Mecca

Fabian Elliott is a Marketing & Tech Wiz, Community Builder, and Thought Catalyst. Even with a job offer from Google in hand, he still took a significant leap of faith moving to Chicago 3 years ago, a place where he did not know anyone and had never visited.

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Boosting the ranks of blacks in tech

If you think there aren’t many female tech entrepreneurs and coders, there are far fewer African-Americans.

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FOUNDER OF ‘BLACK TECH MECCA’ TALKS TRANSFORMING CHICAGO TECHNOLOGY SCENE

Beyond making an impact at Google, the world’s largest information superpower, Fabian Elliott, with less than four years of technology industry experience under his belt, is on a mission to transform Chicago into a Global Black Tech Mecca.

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Can Chicago Become a Black Tech Global HQ? That’s Black Tech Mecca’s Goal

When Fabian Elliott strolled Downtown streets during his 15-minute commute from the South Loop to his marketing job at Google, one thing kept bothering him.

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TRANSFORMING CHICAGO INTO THE GLOBAL BLACK TECH MECCA?

We’re excited to have Fabian Elliott as one of the panelist for our “Protesting and Activism in The Informational Age” forum held at Google July 14th. Doors open at 5:30pm, and the forum is 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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ARTICLE

Can Chicago Become a Black Tech Global HQ? That’s Black Tech Mecca’s Goal

When Fabian Elliott strolled Downtown streets during his 15-minute commute from the South Loop to his marketing job at Google, one thing kept bothering him.

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Chicago Could Become a Black Tech Global Headquarters

Fabian Elliot has a dream to diversify tech by turning Chicago into a tech hub for Black people. Elliot is not a native of the city and he did not visit until he started his career at Google as co-chair of the Black Googler Network that serves as Google’s Black talent reservoir.

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AUDIO

Fabian Elliott On Why Chicago Should Be The ‘Black Tech Mecca’

In this interview with Chicago Inno, Fabian talks growing up in North Carolina and interning at Google, Chicago’s racial disparity and history of black leaders, and what gets overlooked in the conversation around diversity in tech.

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VIDEO

Creating Opportunity with Data

Fabian talks to Ellee Pai Hong of Comcast Newsmakers about creating opportunity with data and the upcoming 2018 State of the Black Tech Ecosystem summit.

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