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 Founders Series | Albert Swatner

I started Sway Water because I think that food and beverage companies generally use sugar to get children and adults addicted to their products.  They are not made with real ingredients or made to be healthy. What Sway Water is doing...

/ March 26, 2017

How to Hack The Coding Interview

To start 2017 off with a bang, Hispanic Hackers, a community dedicated to showing the Hispanic community they have a voice and place within technology, decided to run an experiment to solve the problems new coders and developers face when getting...

/ February 9, 2017

When Building Teams, Focus on Accountability First

In 2016, one of the biggest decisions in our company was the departure of my cofounder and product head, Chase White. Chase and I started Localeur nearly four years before after leaving our jobs at Bazaarvoice. Unlike some horror stories...

/ February 9, 2017

What Happens When You Join An Accelerator?

Three months ago, Homads decided to become a part of the first cohort of DivInc, a 12-week pre-accelerator focused on championing diversity in the tech startup ecosystem. We were able to build great relationships with key players in the startup scene...

/ February 9, 2017

Naji H. Kelley Listed as One of the 150 Finalists for 50 on Fire!

Austin is a dynamic city with a business culture that is always drawing comparisons to the coasts, whether we want them or not. Here’s the thing — the fact that Austin, a metro area of 2 million, is drawing these...

/ October 20, 2016

Naji H. Kelley Featured on the ‘Diverse Entrepreneurs to Watch in Austin’ List

Austin has won countless accolades for its fast-moving startup scene, ballooning tech sector and chart-topping population boom. But there’s another story happening. The percentage of African-Americans in Austin has decreased over the past two decades as the flow of predominately...

/ September 21, 2016

Veteran Spouse Team Simplifying The Permit Process For Contractors And DIYers

For many do-it-yourselfers and contractors, obtaining a permit for projects can sometimes be like pulling teeth. Those days of waiting for permits may be over, thanks to Ray and Rebecca Antonino, founders of PermitZone, a company that provides contractors and...

/ July 1, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Brandon Miller

When I was twelve years old – I vividly remember walking my neighbor’s dog in the hot sun, going to a family friend’s house to pull weeds, or pushing my dad’s lawnmower around the block cutting grass – all for...

/ June 26, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Ruben Cantu

In 2007, I realized that while so many people were gaining access to create media, the mainstream’s focus was still on content that had no solid and profound impact. The majority of their focus centered on stories that had a...

/ June 16, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Roxana Castro

After working four years in the private industry, I learned a lot of process indicators and how to be an effective employee. However, the frustration and limitations of not having the liberty to make the final decisions, and being involved in...

/ May 27, 2016