Black Tech Talent launched two years ago to support Black professionals in Minnesota. The ambitious startup is now looking to expand nationwide.

Michael A. Jackson founded Black Tech Talent two years ago to build camaraderie among Black tech workers and to diversify Minnesota’s workforce. The organization’s online community hosts more than 7,000 subscribers and counts more than 100 corporate partners, including Best Buy, BluDot, the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sunrise Banks, and American Express. Jackson says the last two years have shown the rest of the country that Minnesota has a strong Black community that knows how to mobilize and that’s ready to grow.