we are color in tech

Diversity in tech is really bad

...we are trying to change that

Founded in 2016, Colorintech was started with the belief that a more inclusive tech industry is better for products, innovation, employees and leads to a larger generational impact when it comes to wealth creation and closing opportunity gaps.

Feeling frustrated with being one of a few black individuals in tech, Silicon Valley tech executive Dion McKenzie and ex-Googler Ashleigh Ainsley teamed up to create a nonprofit that would help to increase the number ethnic minorities entering the UK tech workforce and inspire thousands of past and future leaders join the movement.

Colorintech is focused on one mission - to make Europe the most inclusive tech hub in the world.


Since then, Colorintech has been focused on one mission - to make Europe the most inclusive tech hub in the world. We do this by building programs that create access to some of the world’s most innovative companies for ethnic minorities.

We’ve come a long way. And we’re just getting started.

Over the past three years, we’ve worked to build a nonprofit that diversifies tech from all angles – one that increases the number of underrepresented entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and engineers. Today, Colorintech is the UK’s leading non-profit working to address diversity and inclusion in tech, helping over 500 individuals to enter the tech workforce.

4 programs

Our programs span the entire pipeline from secondary school all the way to starting a startup.

450+

Minorities who graduated from our programs in 2018.

30,000

Network of students, professionals, volunteers and tech companies impacted by our work.

Only 4%

Percentage of ethnic minorities in the UK tech workforce.

Leadership

Dion McKenzie

Co-founder & Chairman

Ashleigh Ainsley

Co-founder

Millie Zah

Head of Programs

Advisory Board

Cedric Brown

Kapor center

Jason Touray

Black Unicorn

Vladimira Mesko Briestenska

The Timber Ventures

Ulysses Smith

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Jabu Dayton

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