Category: Stories

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

BLNDED Founders | Miriam Derin Raji

As a part of the BLNDED Founders series, we interviewed Miriam Derin Raji, founder and CEO of Tekhniteo, a company working to capture building energy usage to provide targeted products and services. Miriam is currently part of the second cohort...

/ June 13, 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

BLNDED Founders Series | Jamal Wilburn

In our series premiere of BLNDED Founders, we interviewed Jamal Wilburn, Founder and CEO of BigMouff Media and a member of the second cohort group of DivInc, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity located at Capital Factory in Austin Texas. Sign up here for BigMouff’s...

/ June 2, 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

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

Think and Zoom Prepares for Takeoff with Tarmac TX

Tarmac is a free nine-month acceleration program focused on fostering tech solutions that address social and environmental issues in Austin’s growing social innovation ecosystem. Tarmac is backed by 3M and San Francisco-based nonprofit CALSO. Last night, Tarmac TX hosted a 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