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Diversity

Women You Should Fund Leverages the Power of Female Entrepreneurs

By | May 19, 2017 at 11:20 am

The gender problem in tech is well-documented. While more and more women entrepreneurs are getting involved in the startup world, opportunities for success remain few and far between as venture capital still isn’t finding it’s way into the budgets of these women-led companies. Fortunately,…

Entrepreneur

The Top 9 National Trends in 2017 Startup Activity

By | May 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The Kauffman Foundation’s annual Startup Activity Index has just dropped for the year, and with it a collection of data-driven insights on the state of the startup ecosystem. Naturally, we took a look at the report ahead of its release online today, and have brought…

Diversity

Study: The Cost of Discrimination in Tech Is $16 Billion Per Year

By | May 17, 2017 at 12:50 pm

At this point, denying that discrimination in tech is a problem is like insisting the world is flat: no one is buying it and you look stupid trying to justify your stance. Study after study has shown that there is not only a problem…

Food

Austin

The Cook’s Nook Culinary Incubator Opens in East Austin

By | May 16, 2017 at 3:30 pm

You hear a lot about the Austin tech ecosystem and startups building products in cybersecurity, digital marketing, and more, but what about the culinary scene? People have to eat right? The Cook’s Nook, a new culinary kitchen and incubator has opened in East Austin to help…

Diversity

Tallahassee

Lucas Lindsey of Domi Station on Building a Diverse Ecosystem in Florida

By | May 11, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Startup activity is happening in the most unlikely of places. The #StartupEverywhere series, developed by Engine, is designed to celebrate these diverse, vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystems growing across the U.S. These profiles will dive into the challenges faced by these communities and look at what…

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Diversity

In Startups and Business, Women Receive Less Money [Infographic]

By | May 11, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Leading up to the last U.S. election cycle, a great deal of focus was placed on wage inequality and disparities in venture capital raised by women. It is now well established that not only do women typically make less money. However, add in any…

FinTech

Columbus

Security Needs to Be the DNA of Any Fintech Startup

By | May 11, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Launching a fintech startup in a regulated industry is going to take a proactive approach. Surrounding yourself with mentors and experts in the field to guide you through the hills and valleys will be the key to success in fintech. Columbus Startup Week powered…

Inspiration

San Francisco

How Life as An Immigrant Helped Me Launch a Startup

By | May 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Being an entrepreneur is scary, exciting, and gratifying. Entrepreneurship elicits so many emotions mixed into one. The same is true about being an immigrant. Momchil Kyurkchiev, originally from Bulgaria, is the CEO and cofounder of Leanplum, a marketing cloud built for the mobile era, with…

Diversity

The Top 10 Cities for Minority Entrepreneurs in the US

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 12:50 pm

The importance of diversity, particularly in startup ecosystems, is undeniable at this point. Not only does this kind of inclusion breed success in the long run, it also makes way for innovative ideas, different perspectives, and unique opportunities for founders, employees, and communities alike….

Funding

FinLab’s $30M Initiative Seeks Diverse Entrepreneurs for Third Cohort

By | Apr 26, 2017 at 2:20 pm

FinLab, a 5-year initiative managed by the nonprofit Center for Financial Services Innovation and JPMorgan Chase, is now in the home stretch for accepting startups and entrepreneurs into their third cohort. Of the hundreds of startups who will apply, nine winners will be selected…

Diversity

NYC

Coalition for Queens Aims to Create a Diverse Tech Community

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

Having diversity within a company has proven to help the bottom line and can transform a community into a leading hub for innovation. We recently sat down for a Q&A with David Yang of Coalition for Queens, one of the eight Techstars Foundation Grantees, to…

Startups & Apps

DC

10 New DC Cohorts from Social Good Incubator SEED SPOT

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Since its inception, SEED SPOT has supported 288 ventures, 49 percent of which were founded by women and 45 percent of which were founded by minority entrepreneurs. SEED SPOT works to support entrepreneurs of diverse industries that are effecting change through their products, services,…

Product Launch

San Francisco

BlendScore Rates Tech Companies Bias, Diversity, and Inclusion

By | Apr 20, 2017 at 10:30 am

This month, Blendoor founder and TechCo’s 2015 Startup of the Year winner, Stephanie Lampkin, launched a new rating system, BlendScore, that measures how well a tech company is recruiting, compensating, retaining, and promoting women and underrepresented minorities. Using what the team is calling the…

Inspiration

New Jersey

How an Introvert Networked His Way to a Few Million in Revenue

By | Apr 16, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The concept of ‘networking’ can have negative connotations, conjuring up an image of a business card collector flashing a fake grin at everyone they meet. But anyone claiming networks are “overrated” should take a look at one entrepreneur who relied on them to power…

Inspiration

Austin

How One Man Turned to Coding to Feed His Family

By | Apr 11, 2017 at 9:15 am

Tosin Awofeso felt like he didn’t have a lot of options. With a baby on the way, stringing together freelance gigs as a piano player and photographer wasn’t going to cut it. One morning, Awofeso showed up for an interview for a customer service…

Interviews

Ankur Jain and Alex Fiance of Kairos Society on Moonshots for Social Good

By | Apr 3, 2017 at 5:50 pm

Kairos is an ancient Greek word meaning right or opportune moment, and a word used to describe the Kairos Society, a global foundation dedicated to solving the world’s problems through business, technology and innovation. Kairos was founded in 2008 by Ankur Jain and joined later by Alex…

Diversity

Charleston, SC

The Male Perspective on Women in Tech: Genuinely Caring, Careful, and Oblivious?

By | Mar 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm

This week, Charleston Women in Tech, a meetup style group, organized a panel to discuss the male’s perspective of women in tech. The panel consisted of men in leadership positions within tech-focused organizations. At first glance, the panel sounded like the event was designed…