Project Description

Strategic Consulting and Publishing

Minority Entrepreneur Connectivity Assessment (MECA)



There continues to be substantial public and private investment in building the tech start-up sector; it is essential that the beneficiaries be reflective of the communities in which they operate. Ethnic minority participation in the tech sector continues to be a challenge.





The Katalyst Group introduced the Minority Entrepreneur Connectivity Assessment (MECA), a framework that analyzed data, ecosystem’s structure, and insights from diverse entrepreneurs. Now, the MECA Report is the standard for assessing and driving diversity in Ohio’s statewide tech ecosystem. The platform successfully translated learning into practices that enable eco-systems nationally to review their structures and capabilities to ensure that they are positioned to generate greater access and growth
of ethnic minority entrepreneurs.