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

Female Talent in Tech Is There to be Found. You Just Need to Look for It.

Kathryn Brown of Scout Savvy on Being a Women Entrepreneur in Tech By Jared Karol Kathryn Brown, CEO and Founder of Scout Savvy, a Portland, Oregon-based data driven diversity recruiting platform, doesn’t buy into the common refrain from companies that say...

/ July 21, 2017

When tech tackles the multi-billion beauty industry

Before founding Shedul, a free booking platform for hair salons and spas, New Zealand natives William Zeqiri and Nick Miller, were on different career paths. In Dubai, Miller was with the Embassy of New Zealand before moving into branding, while...

/ July 21, 2017

New World Bank initiative targets women entrepreneurs

The World Bank announced last Saturday the creation of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) to finance and support women entrepreneurs in developing countries. The project, which is worth over $1 billion, was initiated five months ago by Ivanka Trump,...

/ July 21, 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

Austin Urban Tech Movement Partners with IBM

Austin Urban Tech Movement is partnering with IBM, who has for more than a century been dedicated to every client’s success and to creating innovations that matter for the world. Free and open to the public, this event will allow...

/ July 5, 2017

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

Bonus notes from Arlan: LGBTQ Founders!

Arlan discusses her intent to fund more LGBTQ-founded startups, her adoration of Lesbians Who Tech, and Pride month. Bonus notes from Arlan: LGBTQ Founders! Source: Backstage Podcast

/ June 26, 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