Alabama’s Hub for Minority Tech Talent & Entrepreneurs

Welcome to The Alabama Collective! We provide essential resources, training and networking opportunities to our state’s vibrant minority tech talent and entrepreneurial communities.

Our Mission

The Alabama Collective seeks to expand and enhance emerging tech, innovation and entrepreneurial programs in Alabama. By fostering growth and diversity within the state’s tech and entrepreneurial landscape, The Alabama Collective is creating a hub for minority tech talent and entrepreneurs while also preserving the existing infrastructure that is essential to economic prosperity.

Elevating Diversity, Driving Innovation

The Alabama Collective is more than an organization – it’s a movement, championing a diverse, inclusive, and prosperous future for Alabama’s tech and entrepreneurial communities. We help minority entrepreneurs and innovators in our region by:

Our Leaders

The Alabama Collective is led by executive director, Charisse D. Stokes and backed by an impressive advisory board.  These leaders are catalysts driving change and harnessing their expertise and passion to reshape the technological and entrepreneurial landscape of Alabama. Their collaborative efforts have been crucial in building and nurturing a community where innovation thrives and diverse talent flourishes.


Executive Director,
The Alabama Collective


Director, HBCU IE
The Alabama Collective


Founding Director,
Montgomery TechLab


Tech Birmingham

Dr. Nichole Thompson

Executive Director,
Lab on Dexter

Waymond Jackson

Ed Farm

Mayor Randall Woodfin

of Birmingham

Mayor Steven Reed

of Montgomery

Our Partners

After hosting multiple events in the Montgomery and Birmingham areas, The Alabama Collective has set its sights on elevating minority tech talent across the entire state of Alabama. By leveraging our partners’ extensive reach across various communities and our ability to provide tools and resources to many, we are swiftly becoming the state’s go-to resource for advancing minorities in tech and innovation throughout Alabama.

Diversity is our strength, innovation is our passion, and inclusion is our promise. Together, we’re building a tech and entrepreneurial community in Alabama that knows no boundaries, only endless possibilities.

Charisse Stokes, Executive Director, The Alabama Collective

Our Programs

HBCU Innovation Experience

Tailored opportunities specifically for students, faculty, staff, and alumni at Alabama HBCUs

Community Based Programs

Workshops, trainings, and engagement activities enhancing the economic of workforce development of the state

Upcoming Events

Scale and elevate your business or enhance your tech proficiency

News & Updates

Experience the Sips at Sunset Garden Party!

Saturday, August 3, 2024 | 5-9 PM

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts – Sculpture Garden

Live Music, Crafted Cocktails, Gourmet Bites

Support small and minority-owned businesses!