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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 Founders | Brian L. Fontenot

How many students graduating in December 2017 had a mentor or someone who helped push them to realize their fullest potential? In certain underserved communities, that number is probably slim to none. The reason is due to school programming that can...

/ December 5, 2017

How Congo Ltd’s Diverse Team Built An Acquirable Platform

On October 11, DigitalTown (OTC PINK:DGTW), a GovTech 100 company that builds city-specific Web portals to serve as directories and marketplaces, announced their agreement to purchase certain assets from Congo Ltd., including the technology powering Congo Ltd’s flagship brand JustLegal. Willy...

/ November 2, 2017

Why the #FundAFounder Crowdfunding Campaign Is What Minority-Led Startups Need!

Whether you’ve been following diversity in tech in the news or not, the stats about diverse founders raising capital has been low compared to their white counterparts. Female-led companies made up just 4.94% of all VC deals in 2016. Even...

/ October 23, 2017

$100,000 Dallas Diversity and Inclusion Investment Challenge in Partnership with DivInc

Back in August, the Texas Startup Manifesto was released and Capital Factory announced plans to expand its accelerator program to include Dallas by having a presence at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center. After a successful launch, Dallas mentors accepted five Dallas startups to the accelerator and...

/ October 18, 2017

Austin’s Newest Coworking Directory: Cowork ATX

Cowork ATX is an interactive map of coworking spaces located in Austin, TX. The website’s creator, Dusty Vegas, intends for the site to consolidate all of Austin’s coworking spaces and make it simple to browse through based on your location. The site...

/ October 18, 2017

Say Hello to Startup with Google

Startup with Google launched today as a new site that brings together all of the company’s resources for founders and startups. As the name implies, the focus is on Google’s own tools, services, and initiatives (think everything from Firebase and Android...

/ September 19, 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

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

Join the Austin Urban Tech Movement at IBM

The Austin Urban Tech Movement is teaming up with IBM for a free event on driving radical collaboration. Join the group on Thursday, July 27th from 6-9p and have the opportunity to: Talk to recruiters and get on-the-spot resume feedback Connect...

/ July 5, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Sophie Kwok

In our ongoing series on BLNDED Founders, we spoke with Sophie Kwok, founder and CEO of Love Intently, a member of the second cohort group of DivInc, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity located at Capital Factory in Austin Texas. If you’re interested in building...

/ June 29, 2017