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How IBM Uses Design Thinking to Better Implement & Understand Diversity

The Austin Urban Tech Movement has made great strides here in Austin, Texas by hosting meetup events targeting minorities in technology. The group hosts these events at the biggest tech companies in Central Texas including Amazon, Oracle and Indeed. Each event...

/ July 28, 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

What’s Diversity Got To Do With It?

Over the past five years, the landscape of the Austin tech startup scene has changed. Some would argue the change has been for the better. But if we look closely, we can still see many opportunities for growth. You have...

/ June 23, 2017

Apply for LAUNCH’s Founder.University this July!

LAUNCH.co sends out a popular newsletter highlighting the hottest news happening in the tech world each day. On occasion, they also send out information on opportunities that can benefit entrepreneurs! The LAUNCH team recently announced the next edition of their Founder.University,...

/ June 9, 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

Austin, Texas: The Tale of Two Tech Cities

Austin, Texas’ population is quickly approaching one million residents, but the tech population appears to be split in half. At last week’s Diversity in Tech event, a unique group followed Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette and Mayor Steve Adler by discussing the importance...

/ May 1, 2017

What’s Next for Tech Diversity in Austin, Texas?

When I first tell people I live in Silicon Hills, most people look at me with a very confused expression. They’re typically familiar with Silicon Valley and the many large tech companies that serve us ads via Instagram, but they’re...

/ April 28, 2017