All posts by BlndedMedia

Living at the intersection of diversity in business and technology. We aim to inspire, empower and connect our diverse community through content, data and technology.

BLNDED Founder Series | Divine & BLAK Fintech

Meet Divine, Founder and CEO of BLAK Fintech. BLAK, which stands for “Building Leverage Acquiring Knowledge,” is an online and mobile financial services company. Its mission is to build affordable and tech-driven personal financial and banking products with a focus...

/ August 8, 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

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

BLNDED Founders Series | Sophie Kwok

In our ongoing series of BLNDED Founders, we interviewed Sophie Kwok, founder and CEO of Love Intently, DivInc 2nd cohort, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity, located in Austin Texas. Interested in building real and lasting relationship? Connect with Love Intently on...

/ June 29, 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

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