Co-Founder & CEO
Black Tech Mecca, Inc
Fabian Elliott is a ‘Hybrid Entrepreneur’ as Co-Founder & CEO of Black Tech Mecca Inc. and an Advertising Technology Consultant at Google. In his ad-tech consulting capacity, he has worked with top tier clients like Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and others to better leverage their consumer data to drive their digital advertising strategies. Fabian’s bold vision for leveraging technology as a catalyst for black empowerment stirred him to play a key role in the revamp, revitalization, and rebrand of Google’s black employee group in which he completed his term as inaugural appointed Global Co-Chair back in 2015. In this role, Fabian co-chaired the 10-person leadership team responsible for the 700+ membership across the company and the 14 chapters spanning the globe including London, Dublin, and Sao Paulo.
The experience inspired Fabian to find a way to help build thriving black tech ecosystems in cities around the world, starting with Chicago. His organization, Black Tech Mecca, is the world’s only data driven think tank focused on the black tech community. They help cities assess racial equity in the local tech sector and surface fresh insights that accelerate measurable growth. BTM has developed a proprietary SMART BTE City Assessment Framework and recently completed a report on the city of Chicago sponsored by Google, NBC-Comcast, and CompTIA. Fabian is recognized by Builtin Chicago as one of the Top 50 Tech Influencers to follow, 2016 Porsche Power 30 Under 30 in Technology, Chicago Defender 2017 Newsmaker Award – Technology, and 2017 Black Enterprise Modern Man 100. His work with Black Tech Mecca has been featured in Ebony, Black Enterprise, Chicago Tribune and Comcast Newsmakers.
Outside of the tech world, Fabian is a member of the 100 Black Men of Chicago Inc., Economic Club of Chicago.