Category: BLNDED

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

BLNDED Founders Series | Divine & BLAK Fintech

Meet Divine, Founder and CEO of BLAK Fintech. BLAK, which stands for “Building Leverage Acquiring Knowledge,” is an online and mobile financial services company. Its mission is to build affordable and tech-driven personal financial and banking products with a focus...

/ August 8, 2017
IBM Design Studio

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

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

Candid Conversations Are Necessary When Discussing Diversity in Tech

Unless you’re new here, you’re aware that the BLNDED Media team loves events involving leadership, tech and diversity. When we find an event that covers all three of these topics, we know we’ve really hit the jackpot. Yesterday we had the pleasure...

/ June 27, 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

A Journey To Black Wall Street

Just like many others, I was never taught about Black entrepreneurs, investors or inventors in school. The advancements made by this group were never mentioned in my African-American Studies honor class in high school, and I always wondered why. Similarly, I...

/ June 15, 2017