BPTN 2024 Media Kit

About BPTN

BPTN is the best talent acquisition solution for Black tech talent in North America.
With a growing network of 90,000+ Black tech professionals, companies worldwide trust our solutions to help them grow a diverse recruitment pipeline with top-tier Black tech talent, strengthen their brand affinity, and positively impact the tech industry.

Products and Services Information

With a suite of Obsidi® products designed to respond to varying organizational needs, employers can quickly maximize their talent acquisition goals.
Obsidi® Recruit: Expand your Black tech talent pipeline approach tenfold with a SaaS tool that addresses the gaps within your existing talent acquisition strategy.
Obsidi® Academy: Access work-ready software developers equipped to be work-ready on day 1 with a bespoke talent acquisition solution.
Obsidi® Awards: Celebrate and support the best and brightest in the Black tech community and capitalize on the brand positioning and awareness opportunities to attract top executive talent.

The BFUTR Global Tech Summit: Take center stage by becoming a strategic partner at North America’s largest gathering of Black tech professionals, BFUTR 2024!

Lekan Olawoye, CEO and founder of BPTN

Lekan Olawoye is the Founder and CEO of Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN), the largest Black tech and business community in North America. Lekan was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2021 for his indelible mark as a thought leader in Black tech. With a mandate to disrupt the network gap facing Black professionals, Lekan created – BFUTR – the largest Black professional summit in North America. In the spring of 2024, Lekan and his team also launched the Obsidi® mobile app, a tech job board for Black professionals and their allies to find jobs with employers of choice.

Before BPTN, Lekan was the Lead Executive of Talent Development at MaRs Discovery District, Toronto. There, he guided professionals in adapting to new environments in fast-growing companies. Previously, he was Executive Director of For Youth Initiative, Toronto, working on policy and strategic development. In 2014, Lekan also served as Chair of the Premier’s Council on Youth Opportunities for the Ontario government.

Lekan has an MSW in Social Work specializing in non-profit management from the University of Toronto and a BSW in social work from Ryerson University. He volunteered with the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), the Telus Foundation, and the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services.

Various publications have featured Lekan, including The Globe and Mail, IT World Canada, Yahoo! News, the Toronto Star, TechCrunch, and CIO.com.

Press Releases & News

  • 2024 Obsidi® Awards, Presented by BMO – Applications Open
  • Obsidi® Academy CIO Roundtable – February 16, 2024

Brand Assets

  • Obsidi® logo
  • Obsidi® Recruit logo
  • Obsidi® Awards Presented by BMO logo
  • Obsidi® Academy logo
  • BFUTR 2024, Presented by TD logo
  • Obsidi® 2024 logo guide

Contact Information

Head Office
155 Queens Quay E Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5A 0W4


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