Month: July 2017

Why Women Need to Get Out There and Speak

Poornima Vijayashanker at the 2016 Tech Inclusion Conference You don’t have to be a history buff to know that women have not been given equal opportunities to share their voice throughout America’s existence as a country. In a powerful talk...

/ July 28, 2017
IBM Design Studio

How IBM Uses Design Thinking to Better Implement & Understand Diversity

The Austin Urban Tech Movement has made great strides here in Austin, Texas by hosting meetup events targeting minorities in technology. The group hosts these events at the biggest tech companies in Central Texas including Amazon, Oracle and Indeed. Each event...

/ July 28, 2017

DivInc Fall 2017 Applications Due Friday!

APPLICATION DEADLINE JULY 28, 2017 To apply, one of the founding members must be a woman or person of color and the company must be tech or tech-enabled. Our Fall 2017 cohort will run from September 5th – November 29th,...

/ July 26, 2017

Female Talent in Tech Is There to be Found. You Just Need to Look for It.

Kathryn Brown of Scout Savvy on Being a Women Entrepreneur in Tech By Jared Karol Kathryn Brown, CEO and Founder of Scout Savvy, a Portland, Oregon-based data driven diversity recruiting platform, doesn’t buy into the common refrain from companies that say...

/ July 21, 2017

When tech tackles the multi-billion beauty industry

Before founding Shedul, a free booking platform for hair salons and spas, New Zealand natives William Zeqiri and Nick Miller, were on different career paths. In Dubai, Miller was with the Embassy of New Zealand before moving into branding, while...

/ July 21, 2017

New World Bank initiative targets women entrepreneurs

The World Bank announced last Saturday the creation of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) to finance and support women entrepreneurs in developing countries. The project, which is worth over $1 billion, was initiated five months ago by Ivanka Trump,...

/ July 21, 2017

Techstars Expands Anywhere Startup Accelerator

Techstars is excited to announce that we’re expanding the Techstars Anywhere startup accelerator to a full 10 company class and will be launching our second Techstars Anywhere class in January of 2018. Applications open July 24, 2017. I will continue to...

/ July 6, 2017

Austin Urban Tech Movement Partners with IBM

Austin Urban Tech Movement is partnering with IBM, who has for more than a century been dedicated to every client’s success and to creating innovations that matter for the world. Free and open to the public, this event will allow...

/ July 5, 2017