Category: Stories

BLNDED Founders Series | Sophie Kwok

In our ongoing series of BLNDED Founders, we interviewed Sophie Kwok, founder and CEO of Love Intently, DivInc 2nd cohort, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity, located in Austin Texas. Interested in building real and lasting relationship? Connect with Love Intently on...

/ 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

Side Hustle to Empire: The 3 Hardest Things About Running My Startup

We always hear about entrepreneurship success stories because everyone shares that. But what we often don’t hear about, are the less glamorous parts of entrepreneurship. In this Vlog, I talk about the personal challenges I faced in the early stages...

/ June 26, 2017

Why the Tech Industry Can No Longer Delay the Conversation About Race

Insights from Karen Fleshman, Founder of Racy Conversations “We will postpone and delay the conversation about race because it makes people extremely uncomfortable.” That’s Karen Fleshman, Founder of Racy Conversations, speaking with Change Catalyst’s Juliette Roy on the Tech Inclusion...

/ June 23, 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

Journey To BlackWallStreet, Part I

I was never taught in school about Black entrepreneurs, investors or inventors, which I believed many of us are not. It wasn’t even mentioned in my African American Studies Honor class in High School. Why was that? I wasn’t introduced...

/ June 15, 2017

BLNDED Founders | Miriam Derin Raji

Next up on BLNDED Founders, we interviewed Miriam Derin Raji, founder and CEO of Tekhniteo, capturing building energy usage to provide targeted product and services. Miriam currently is apart of DivInc 2nd cohort group, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity, located at Capital Factory...

/ June 13, 2017

Apply for LAUNCH’s Founder.University this July!

LAUNCH.co sends out a 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, which...

/ June 9, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Jamal Wilburn

In our series premiere of BLNDED Founders, we interviewed Jamal Wilburn, founder and CEO of BigMouff media, DivInc 2nd cohort, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity, located in Austin Texas. Signup here for BigMouff beta release coming soon. Signup for DivInc’s Spring 2017 Demo...

/ June 2, 2017

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