When SaulPaul met Nyasha, she immediately recognized he has the IT factor. When SaulPaul later found out he was a key factor behind the launch of Black Channel Partner Alliance (BCPA), he wasn’t surprised. Nyasha’s been quoted as saying…”I believe Microsoft can better engage with Black and African American-owned businesses by providing them with a community where they can come together and share experiences.”
Well…That’s the Black Channel Partner Alliance (BCPA). It’s a partner-led community with a lofty—but straightforward—mission: Build high performance, community focused, sustainable next generation channel partners. BCPA is working toward and helping build momentum and capital for other Black and African American founders and technologists. Their three-year goals include building a movement of 100 partners, adding $100 million in revenue to their businesses, adding 800 tech jobs and performing 1000 digital transformations for community-based organizations.
When Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid out his vision for Microsoft moving forward after the events surrounding the death of George Floyd, Nyasha Tunduwani was reminded of an idea that he had years earlier. That’s when Nyasha, Frank Valdivieso, Lauren Anderson, and Danny Brown put this idea in motion. Simply stated…The Black Channel Partner Alliance is creating change by empowering the community.
That’s definitely on brand for SaulPaul. And a reason SaulPaul was excited to join the community and play part in BCPA’s June outreach.
Black Channel Partner Alliance is Microsoft’s nonprofit, black tech community program. The goal is to increase technology support for nonprofits that support people of color, and to expand the impact of these communities through the power of technology.
Microsoft is an American multinational technology company which produces computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Their mission and values are to help people and businesses throughout the world realize their full potential.