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The Rise of Black Owned Tech Brands| You Cant Miss These

We’ve seen many black business owners break into the tech space, but now we’re seeing these businesses take off because they’re being recognized as leaders in their respective industries. Here are the top 10 black owned Tech companies to watch out for…

Did you know that African-Americans own the fastest growing minority owned tech brands? It seems like an impossible feat, but these entrepreneurs are proving it’s possible. These companies are not only making waves in the industry, they’re also changing how people think about entrepreneurship and what business ownership can look like.

We’ve seen many African-American entrepreneurs break into the industry, but now we’re seeing these businesses take off because they’re being recognized as leaders in their industries.  This has led to more visibility and opportunities for other entrepreneurs to follow suit.


Calendly simplifies scheduling. The app is a tool for you to book and organize meetings without the hassle of constant emails. It integrates easily with Google, Outlook, Office 365 or iCloud calendars; and lets you automate tasks with Salesforce, GoToMeeting, Zapier, and more. You can even accept payments during scheduled meetings using PayPal and Stripe

Karma The Game Of Destiny

Karma aims to breakaway from the superficiality of online dating interactions. Instead, users are encouraged to forge meaningful connections on the path to make new friends, find new romance and go to great events and venues all over the world. Unlike popular dating apps like Match, E-Harmony, Tinder and Grindr, Karma is all about building tangible relationships first. Users who are inclined to engaging in naughty behavior run the risk of being ZAPPED! out of the game by fellow players or they can instead find players who are also naughty.

Eat Okra

EatOkra helps you discover Black-owned restaurants and eateries across the country. Founded by a husband and wife team, the app makes it easy to locate and support Black food entrepreneurs near you.

For The Culture App

Grab an opponent or a group of friends and start the party anywhere with this wildly entertaining guessing game. For The Culture puts a modern spin on the classic game night favorite, charades.


If you want to monetize your social media posts and audience, download Fanbase. The photo, video and live streaming app allows creators to build both a following and a paid subscriber base. Much like other social media apps, users can still follow your profile for free. However, with Fanbase, you have the option of choosing which of your posts should be paid for. 

Manual Photo

Reusable Camera_001 is an ABS plastic body sleek, compact, manual wind 35mm film camera. It comes with a built in flash and can be shot with any 35mm film roll – color or B/W. We see this as the perfect sustainable replacement for our disposable cameras. Use it, abuse it, take it with you everywhere and create some incredible memories. We can’t wait to see what you shoot.

Swivel Beauty

Through Swivel, women of color can quickly locate hair stylists or well-equipped salons and book an appointment. If you happen to be a stylist or salon owner who specializes in textured tresses, get listed! Currently, you can use the Swivel app to find stylists in New York, D.C., and Chicago. However, the company’s founders have plans to expand nationwide.


As the cannabis market expands and dispensaries multiply, more people need access to trustworthy resources like Tetragram. The app allows users to keep track of medical marijuana sessions and learn which strains work best while treating symptoms.

The Cookout

For years, audiences across the Black diaspora have legitimized and made social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and now ClubHouse, worth billions. However, unlike The Cookout, none of Big Tech social media brands are Black-owned. Created by three LBGT+ Black women who grew tired of being targeted and abused online, The Cookout is an invitation-only social media app. As the company’s site declares, the app is where “Blackness is celebrated, not tolerated.”

Custom Collaborative

Custom Collaborative offers management consulting, mentorship, technical assistance, advanced training, and professional equipment to Training Institute graduates and others in the fashion industry. Our goal is to maximize work opportunities and improve socio-economic outcomes for all women. We accept sample and small production orders.

The future of tech is bright and we want to ensure that it’s diverse. The tech industry is one of the most competitive industries in the world. It’s hard to find success within it, but there are some entrepreneurs who have found their way in and are taking over. We’ve seen many black business owners break into this space, but now we’re seeing these businesses take off because they’re being recognized as leaders in their respective industries.

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