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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 | Miriam Derin Raji

As a part of the BLNDED Founders series, we interviewed Miriam Derin Raji, founder and CEO of Tekhniteo, a company working to capture building energy usage to provide targeted products and services. Miriam is currently part of the second cohort...

/ 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 and a member of the second cohort group of DivInc, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity located at Capital Factory in Austin Texas. Sign up here for BigMouff’s...

/ June 2, 2017

Meet Austin’s Newest Diversity in Tech Meetup

Social media has become a huge tool for inspiration and impact, especially for Austin’s own Ricky Sánchez. He became inspired to spark change after reading a tweet by Lara Hogan, VP of Engineering at Etsy. When I tell men to stop mentoring and...

/ June 2, 2017

Think and Zoom Prepares for Takeoff with Tarmac TX

Tarmac is a free nine-month acceleration program focused on fostering tech solutions that address social and environmental issues in Austin’s growing social innovation ecosystem. Tarmac is backed by 3M and San Francisco-based nonprofit CALSO. Last night, Tarmac TX hosted a welcome party...

/ May 19, 2017

Founders of Color Minority Ecosystem Map

Back in November, when I had the idea to launch Founders of Color (FOC), the first thing I decided to do was try to better understand the “lay of the land” as it related to minority entrepreneurship. In other words...

/ May 17, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Veronica Martinez

Meet Veronica Martinez, the founder of Better Beehive Project, and an advocate for special needs, empowerment, and inclusion. So Veronica, tell us about yourself I was born in Dallas, but I call the Rio Grande Valley Home. I am the...

/ May 16, 2017

Fundamentals When Pitching Investors

Pitching can be a monumental challenge for many entrepreneurs who lack the knowledge, delivery, and presence. There’s certainly a true skill to standing in front of a room of your peers and convincing them to support your idea. If you...

/ May 15, 2017

This is how much money women make in Austin — compared to men

A new report from Abodo explores the gender wage gap in the U.S., confirming that Texas women earn less than men, which mirrors the rest of the nation. The apartment listing website reviewed five-year estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2015 American...

/ May 5, 2017

Startup Leadership Lessons From Austin, Texas

Austin Texas is the #1 city for startups, according to the Kaufman Foundation, based on new business activity in 40 of the largest metro regions nationally. Austin also scored No. 1 in the CNBC Metro 20: America’s Best Places to...

/ May 5, 2017

Low-income, minority students lag in high school grad rates

WASHINGTON – Despite rising national graduation rates, low-income and minority students continue to lag behind their peers in finishing high school, according to a study released Wednesday. While the national graduation rate for the year 2015 was 83.2 percent, it...

/ May 4, 2017