Partnering with Black businesses and tech innovators
On February 23, Grow with Google and the U.S. Black Chambers Inc. will host its third National Black-Owned Business Summit, with workshops focused on how to communicate the value of your business and sell products online. Digital Coaches will also host short live training sessions on the program’s Instagram and in-person workshops across the United States. To find upcoming workshops hosted by your local Digital Coach, visit the program page.
We’ll also continue to support Black and Latino students and entrepreneurs this year. Later this month, we’ll share updates to our Google for Startups Black and Latino Founders funds, including a new application and awarding process for recipients. In addition, Google is giving a $300,000 grant to Last Mile Education Fund to close the graduation gap for underrepresented students — including men of color — pursuing computing degrees.
Tech Equity Collective (TEC), an initiative started by Google, accelerates Black innovation and representation in tech by bringing together community and industry partners to create programs and experiences that lead to tangible progress for Black tech innovators. During the month of February, TEC will distribute $1 million from the Tech Equity Collective Impact Fund as a commitment to support organizations that are unlocking opportunities for aspiring Black tech professionals. You can stay connected through the TEC website for announcements and updates.
The Black Googler Network’s theme for Black History Month this year is “It Takes a Village.” And it certainly does — from people at Google like our Product Inclusion team, to Black creators and entrepreneurs. Join us in community to honor Black history, creativity, legacy and innovation — during Black History Month and beyond.