TECHPLUG was founded with the intention to address health disparities in vulnerable populations. We believe all populations should have access to tech that decreases barriers of entry. We believe technologies should increase quality of life and health without leaving populations behind.

Who We Are

We focus on building meaningful, valuable, and impactful experiences to bring significance to our partners and clients. We collaborate with organizations and startups to bridge the tech divide.

The TECHPLUG team brings over 30 years of experience and expertise.


Kornelius Bankston

Kornelius Bankston

Managing Partner

Kornelius is an advocate for developing equitable health solutions for vulnerable populations. He has extensive experience in Economic Development, Tech transfer, and business development.

Pamela Lee

Pamela Lee

VP of Community Programming

Pamela leads the firm’s events and logistics. She brings over 15 years of experience in event marketing and program management. She has a BSc (Biology) from Xavier University of Louisiana and MSc. (Cell Biology) from Clark Atlanta University.

Melanie Hendricks

Melanie Hendricks

Senior Associate

Melanie is passionate about improving clinical outcomes for all individuals regardless of socioeconomic status through fostering partnerships with innovative healthcare companies. Her background includes business development, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Pharmacy from South College and a Masters in Business Administration from Auburn University Montgomery.


A Space To Collaborate In New Orleans

The Lab by TECHPLUG powered by Healthy Blue is a community centric innovation hub addressing health disparities in vulnerable populations. We use Tech as a tool to close the health inequity gap.