Category: Stories

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

Seattle Diversity and Inclusion Leader Spotlight: Cheryl Ingram, CEO of Diverse City

In today’s Diversity & Inclusion Leader Spotlight, we hear from Cheryl Ingram, PhD, CEO and Founder of Diverse City LLC. Diverse City offers the development and implementation of long term high quality, diversity, inclusion, and equity strategies, policies, and practices....

/ June 1, 2017

Diversity and Inclusion Leader Spotlight: Kevin L. Nichols

  In today’s Diversity & Inclusion Leader Spotlight, we hear from Kevin L. Nichols, Founder, President & CEO of The Social Engineering Project. TSEP addresses four key areas to make the tech industry more diverse and inclusive: develop pipelines for...

/ May 23, 2017

Tech Inclusion Seattle: Eric Osborne of HERE Seattle on Building a Local Black Tech Community

“I really want to make people think about young Black and Latino males,” Eric says. “No one is putting any real effort into them. Literally when people think of young Black and Latino males they think of programs to keep...

/ May 19, 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

Tech Inclusion in Detroit: Organizations and Programs That Are Driving an Inclusive Future

Today, Thursday, May 11, Change Catalyst is holding its second Tech Inclusion Forum of the year in Detroit, Michigan, after a successful tour kick-off in Austin in March. Still to come on the tour are stops in Seattle, Atlanta, New...

/ May 12, 2017