“The lack of diversity in the tech sector is apparent”
Elijah is a final year management and economics student at the University of Manchester and will start his Masters at the University of Manchester in the upcoming academic year. He as aspirations to do postgraduate research into how emerging technologies has/will contribute(d) to economic and social equality.
Elijah has led multiple teams and projects whilst at university; he was treasurer of the African Caribbean society and a leader in Manchester Entrepreneurs. Outside of university Elijah was the editor of NORTH30, a powerlist that celebrated and highlighted 30 trailblazers under 30 that are based in the North of England with the aim of challenging the perception that success for young people only comes from moving to the capital.
Having launhced a web design agency whilst in sixth form Elijah has always had a keen interest in tech. The lack of diversity in the tech sector was apparent to Elijah; through tech events that he attended (startup weekends, hackathons etc), conversations with students, employees in the tech sector and founders. In response to this Elijah created arkisites to make the tech sector more diverse.