Why the Tech Industry Can No Longer Delay the Conversation About Race

Insights from Karen Fleshman, Founder of Racy Conversations “We will postpone and delay the conversation about race because it makes people extremely uncomfortable.” That’s Karen Fleshman, Founder of Racy Conversations, speaking with Change Catalyst’s Juliette Roy on the Tech Inclusion...

/ June 23, 2017

What’s Diversity Got To Do With It?

Over the past five years, the landscape of the Austin tech startup scene has changed. Some would argue the change has been for the better. But if we look closely, we can still see many opportunities for growth. You have...

/ June 23, 2017

Journey To BlackWallStreet, Part I

I was never taught in school about Black entrepreneurs, investors or inventors, which I believed many of us are not. It wasn’t even mentioned in my African American Studies Honor class in High School. Why was that? I wasn’t introduced...

/ June 15, 2017

BLNDED Founders | Miriam Derin Raji

Next up on BLNDED Founders, we interviewed Miriam Derin Raji, founder and CEO of Tekhniteo, capturing building energy usage to provide targeted product and services. Miriam currently is apart of DivInc 2nd cohort group, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity, located at Capital Factory...

/ June 13, 2017

Backstage Podcast: CareAcademy – Helen Adeosun

Helen Adeosun, Co-Founder and CEO of CareAcademy, shares the story behind the mission of a startup setting the standard in education for caregivers. CareAcademy mission is to make sure that all caregivers have access to an excellent education so that...

/ June 13, 2017

Apply for LAUNCH’s Founder.University this July!

LAUNCH.co sends out a newsletter highlighting the hottest news happening in the tech world each day. On occasion, they also send out information on opportunities that can benefit entrepreneurs! The LAUNCH team recently announced the next edition of their Founder.University, which...

/ June 9, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Jamal Wilburn

In our series premiere of BLNDED Founders, we interviewed Jamal Wilburn, founder and CEO of BigMouff media, DivInc 2nd cohort, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity, located in Austin Texas. Signup here for BigMouff beta release coming soon. Signup for DivInc’s Spring 2017 Demo...

/ June 2, 2017

Meet Austin’s Newest Diversity in Tech Meetup

Social media has become a huge instrument for inspiration and impact. For Ricky Sánchez, he was inspired after reading a tweet by Lara Hogan (Engineering Director at Etsy). and in response wrote the article “Sponsoring and promoting women and minorities in tech” expressing...

/ June 2, 2017

Seattle Diversity and Inclusion Leader Spotlight: Cheryl Ingram, CEO of Diverse City

In today’s Diversity & Inclusion Leader Spotlight, we hear from Cheryl Ingram, PhD, CEO and Founder of Diverse City LLC. Diverse City offers the development and implementation of long term high quality, diversity, inclusion, and equity strategies, policies, and practices....

/ June 1, 2017

Diversity and Inclusion Leader Spotlight: Kevin L. Nichols

  In today’s Diversity & Inclusion Leader Spotlight, we hear from Kevin L. Nichols, Founder, President & CEO of The Social Engineering Project. TSEP addresses four key areas to make the tech industry more diverse and inclusive: develop pipelines for...

/ May 23, 2017