Who is Justin McLeod?


I am a business savvy creative that loves bringing ideas to life. I combine my skills in event marketing and branding to open doors of opportunity in technology which fuel my passion to create generational wealth in the black community.

By pursing my passions and applying my skills to emerging industries, I have coordinated large-scale events for 35,000+ students at Georgia State University, developed the first social media strategy for the worlds largest sports, entertainment, and convention complexes at GWCCA, launched an awarded winning event discovery startup called Event Tent, helped startups led by women and people of color raise $860K+ in seed investments and generate $2.5M+ in revenue at Atlanta Tech Village, implemented diversity-focused strategies and programs at Surthrive, and currently invest in outlandish ideas at Outlander Labs

By living in the intersection of culture and technology, I am on a mission to shift the narrative in today’s society by bringing more diversity into the tech industry, making tech a cool alternative wealth generating option for my community, and empowering the next generation of leaders disrupting traditional career paths.

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"See, there's a difference between fame and notoriety. Fame is when people know you. Notoriety, is when people know your work and notoriety leaves a legacy."

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"I know if I'm generous at heart I don't need recognition, the way I'm rewarded? Well, That's God's decision" - Kendrick Lamar


Award for Ecosystem Building at the 2018 GA Blacks in Tech Policy Conference
Community Influencer Finalist for 2018 Startup Atlanta Awards

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