Become a Mentor
BTMP’s global platform creates space to fail, but not be a failure. Whether through speaking, educating, or advising, there’s a way for you to give back.
One person can make a difference. Commit to share best practices, offer support, and spark imagination about what’s possible within technology. Fulfill your desire to make an impact.
Become a Mentee
Our Mentees are so very important to us.
The Black Technology Mentorship Program is a system focused on teaching emerging technologies to black communities.
emerging technologies. The way to begin. The way forward. From adolescence, teens and onward to adulthood; the approach to career and entrepreneurship path is long, necessary and enduring. Giving each Mentee an experienced Mentor to help along the way.
Our program is about educating Mentees and demonstrating new and advanced technologies that youth and adults can actualize, understand and know that they’re the builders of today and the future.
Create environments where new entrepreneurs are inspired to contribute their complete working selves and are guided well
Welcome to BTMP
Our online education platform prepares mentees through self-paced learning, small group classes, and speaker sessions, offering a space to discover, explore, and master technical knowledge and leadership skills.
Pipelines offers career development – advising some to enter the workforce and others to pivot careers. While shipyards guides founders from ideation to growth and scale through a five phase program.
Our Curriculum Focus
Hardware & Software Training
Soft Skill Development
Research & Exploration
With BTMP we focus on teaching relevant, cutting edge skills that addresses the needs of today’s work environments.
It’s the training grounds where mentees of all areas of tech and skill levels meet for collaboration and growth.
This application process is rigorous and includes: an essay, multiple rounds of interviews, a questionnaire and a panel presentation. Prospective applicants submit a 3-year plan and state how participation in Pipelines can support them in achieving their goals.
Our objective is to have our members grow personally and professionally while preparing them to be highly effective employees.
We emphasize positive relationships, wellness and team building.
We support future founders and entrepreneurs, by providing a variety of resources and guidance to start and run their new businesses.
The path to becoming a pioneer is filled with hurdles and steep learning curves.
Shipyards focuses on helping founders get the information they need to excel for lab to funding, lab to market processes in creating optimal teams and delivering products.
A series of five programs designed to maximize the viability of the startup path from inception to market scale.
A ten class introductory course on becoming an entrepreneurial pioneer and what it means to be one.
Our pre-filtration system that advises prospective startups on processes, needs, and documentation to minimize difficulties and mistakes common in the startup industry.
Our accelerator platforms provide startups with everything needed to finish the last mile to market.
Post Modern Mentorship
Even after going to market, startups often need a little extra support on marketing, advertising, and handling growth and scale. We provide access to advisors to continue building together.
A New Fleet of Cybersecurity Experts
Innovation needs diversity. Allyship is using your gifts and talents to give back where you can, standing up when needed, and building together.
Seek out opportunities
Fact: Black workers historically face twice the average rate of unemployment.
BTMP was created out of a desire to give back freely and create equal access.
People rise to the occasion when expectations are clear and opportunity is present. From recruitment pathways and incubators to free technical and soft skills education, our allyship works to build connections that meet our mentees needs and strengthen our network.
From the BTMP Founder
I’m such an advocate
For more Black people in Technology.
To build the next Google, Apple and Amazon.
For children to come home to a parent that works in Tech.
To see things differently in the necessary discussion of social equality for black communities, and to combat systemic racism by producing positive efforts towards driving actionable and scalable narratives for black communities.
Through the Black Technology Mentorship program, we’re connecting brilliant minds of technology to our black hidden genius youth-and-adult mentees.
To mentor progress in becoming entrepreneurs and career contributors.
We just can’t make social posts and forget about it.
We must live it.
The commitment of time is small. The impact is huge.
A platform with heart
We seek to bring people together, remove barriers, and leave out excuses.
Where both mentees and mentors grow through sharing stories with one another.
Where people from seemingly different planets join to offer advice and listen to best practices.
Where hidden geniuses connect with hidden heroes who have answered the call simply to build together.
Community requires dedicated people coming together.
Mission & Vision
Changing the future of Automation for the better
In the current covid era, the working global ecosystem has become more reliant on emerging technologies that enhance traditional work environments. Many technologies have become more relevant in 2020 then ever before. With BTMP, our Mentors are qualified and skilled in dozens of these applied sciences to teach and show examples of what these sources are and how they function in real environments, and more importantly the best way toward learning how to use them.
Organizational (Mentor) Training
BTMP’s training educates participants on how to remove barriers to innovation and welcome the benefits of diversity. The objective of our training is to teach the skills necessary to increase efficiency, communication, and overall satisfaction of your employees.
Change can be messy. We work with our partners to assess the cultural landscape, create a collaborative roadmap, and deliver training that fits your specific needs.
Ready to Work
BTMP talent undergoes a demanding process working through a development plan that is customized to see them succeed. Mentees gain abilities to reduce team friction and maximize collaboration. Technology needs people who are ready to hit the ground running.
We foster a drive in our mentees to run through the finish line, whether that is funding a new company or securing a new job.
It’s never too late to start.
Black communities have been underserved for hundreds of years.
Now, their voices are crucial in helping create the technology of the future.