About Change Catalyst
Change Catalyst empowers diverse, inclusive and sustainable tech innovation – through education, mentorship and funding.
Our Tech Inclusion programs explore and develop innovative solutions to tech diversity and inclusion. We partner with the tech community to solve diversity and inclusion together through conferences, career fairs, strategic consulting and training. Our work spans the full tech ecosystem, including: Education, Workplace, Entrepreneurship and Policy.
Our Change Catalyst Startup Fellows Program supports and showcases early stage underrepresented entrepreneurs. Our highly vetted early stage entrepreneurs receive funding opportunities, introductions to key investors, mentorship, curriculum, storytelling, networking opportunities, and more.
Change Catalyst is a Certified B Corp, winning the “Best for the World” award for community impact in 2014 and “Best in the World” overall in 2015. Learn more about how you can take part in the Change Catalyst programs by signing up for our newsletter.
Meet The Team
Melinda has more than 20 years of experience elevating brands and developing business innovation strategies for social entrepreneurs, mature social enterprises, Fortune 500 companies and global NGOs.
In addition to mentoring and advising early stage startups, Wayne’s life goal is to educate entrepreneurs who are passionate about using technology to change the world.
Salem is passionate about technology, women leaders, and catalyzing change through in-person events, coordinating a number of events including Wisdom 2.0.
Ro is passionate about creating experiences and building community, bringing people together in meaningful ways by ensuring the message is relevant and compelling.
Meet The Catalysts
These incredible persons share their time, energy and passion for diversity, inclusion, and accessibility to support our mission to drive change throughout the tech industry. They deserve applause and forever have our appreciation.
Social Creative Entrepreneur passionate about empowering people and organizations to share their voices.
Maïa Cybelle Carpenter
Change Catalyst inspires me as they are working towards an inclusive and diverse tech industry better equipped to solve the world's most pressing issues.
Team Alumni Gallery
We would like to thank the following past Change Catalyst team members and community volunteers who have and continue to contribute their time and efforts to help transform the tech industry.
Sumayyah Emeh Edu
Catalyst Alumni Gallery
Big thanks to the unwavering work shared by these incredible persons that helped to grow our mission and reach.
Startup Showcase Coordinator
Liva Neyroud Rajaonah
Career Fair Coordinator