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.

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

ThinkandZoom Prepares for Takeoff with Tarmac TX

Tarmac is a FREE 9-month acceleration program focused on fostering tech solutions addressing social and environmental issues in Austin’s growing social innovation ecosystem. Tarmac is backed by San Francisco-based nonprofit CALSO and 3M. Last night was Tarmac TX’s 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

Founder Series: Veronica Martinez

Meet Veronica Martinez, Founder of BetterBeeHiveProject, advocate for special needs, empowerment and inclusion. So Veronica, tell us about yourself? I was born in Dallas, but call the Rio Grande Valley Home. I am the oldest of five wonderfully supportive siblings,...

/ May 16, 2017

Fundamentals to Pitching Investors

Pitching can be a monumental challenge for many entrepreneurs, knowledge, delivery and presence. There’s fundamentals to it. Paul O’Brien, thought leader, founder, VC, and innovator. If you ask Paul, he refers to himself as a Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) who works with...

/ 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

Cybersecurity in UAE: more education, less speculation

According to a promotional video for the inaugural OPCDE (Operational Code) conference, 75 percent of all legitimate websites have unmatched vulnerabilities. With the stakes that high, the last few days were a special opportunity to study what is going wrong...

/ May 1, 2017

Startup Watch: Facebook live broadcast boo boos, being ‘human’ and world’s largest incubator

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The world of entrepreneurship news is a complex one, with people ever ready to give their two cents on how you should be running your business, pitching your business and what’s trending. Here’s our wrap of...

/ April 26, 2017