Study: The Podcast Market Is Growing But Still Has a One Big Problem

By | Mar 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

Infinite Dial’s annual report, widely considered the most essential one for the market, has released new data on the podcasting industry just the last week. Here’s the breakdown. Podcasts Are Increasingly Popular Numbers of podcast listeners continue to rise. The 2017 Infinite Dial report was released…


Get Ready to Be Bold for Change on International Women’s Day

By | Mar 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The disparity between the genders in the business world has been a problem for a number of years. And unfortunately, according to the World Economic Forum, at the rate we’re going, the gender gap will not close until the year 2186. This is too…


Blacktech Weekend: Showing Why Diversity in Tech Is Important

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Diversity is a crucial component to a thriving entrepreneurial environment. Many times, people tend to focus solely on the product or service without taking a look at the innovators behind them. Blacktech Weekend is filling that gap by giving a platform to entrepreneurs, techies,…



3 Ways to Develop a Diverse Culture for Your Startup

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 11:20 am

Back in 2016, Techstars and Chase for Business teamed up to commission a survey covering 680 startup founders. The topic was the challenges faced by those building a diverse and inclusive company. On top of the report detailing their findings, Techstars and Chase for Business ran a…


8 Great Ways To Celebrate Black History Month

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 12:50 pm

During the month of February, elementary schools around the country will celebrate Black History Month and learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, who led a nonviolent movement to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. Perhaps more importantly, they’ll listen to his “I Had…


Women Coders Are Rated Higher, As Long As Their Gender Is Unknown

By | Feb 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm

The gender gap is a well-documented social phenomenon that affects pretty much everyone. Women, particularly in tech, are notably misrepresented in the workforce, and when they’re well-represented, their pay hardly reflects any semblance of equality. Perhaps the most infuriating aspect of this unfair system…


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8 Women-Led Businesses Caffeinating the Iowa Startup Ecosystem

By | Feb 2, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Throughout February, eight women-led businesses are set to present at 1 Million Cups in Iowa in a series of events that will showcase up-and-coming startups. The Female Founders events will be held to better highlight the contribution and impact female entrepreneurs have made on…


The Economic Gender Gap in North America Is Getting Worse

By | Jan 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

The issue of gender is more than prevalent in today’s society. Whether you participated in one of the many Women’s Marches across the world this weekend or snidely commented on Facebook posts behind your computer screen, the reality of the economic gender gap is too…


4 Ways To Enhance Diversity At Your Startup

By | Jan 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

Diversity has been an important topic in the tech community for years. It has gotten national news coverage and has become perhaps the most debated problem across the typically innovative sector. But how can people move from just talking about the topic to taking action? In a…


10 African American Founders Making Strides in Tech

By | Jan 16, 2017 at 12:45 pm

While startups continue to pop up around the country, the black demographic continues to making strides in the tech world. In a recent report by #ProjectDiane, powered by digitalundivided, there was a “322% increase in the amount of black female-led businesses since 1997 and over 1.5…



Women Who Tech Announces 10 Finalists for Women Startup Challenge

By | Jan 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Promoting women in tech is no longer just an equalizing effort; being inclusive in tech has shown to be good for business as well as the right thing to do. Fortunately, Women Who Tech, a national nonprofit working to break down barriers to women…


How Diverse Are Entrepreneurs in the US? [Infographic]

By | Dec 21, 2016 at 10:30 am

It’s no secret that tech has a bit of a diversity problem. Whether it’s a lack of women at Facebook or the absence minorities at Apple, the problem is well-documented in the tech community. Companies have done their best to make diversity a priority, but…


Techstars Foundation Announces Second Round of Grantees for Diversity

By | Dec 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Diversity in tech is not only important; it’s imperative to progressing the innovation revolution. Fortunately, The Techstars Foundation has announce their second round of grantees committed to improving the landscape of diversity in tech. Techstars received hundreds of grant requests. The creative initiatives and thought leadership related to diversity…



Women Startup Challenge to Fund Women-Led VR, AR, and AI Startups

By | Nov 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Being a women in tech is notoriously difficult. With most major tech companies employing less than 20 percent of women, the gender gap is starting to become a problem in an industry designed to be progressive and forward thinking. Fortunately, there’s a wide range of…


10 Female Founders That Need to Be on Your Radar

By | Nov 18, 2016 at 12:50 pm

The startup world benefits from inclusion and diversity. At this point, it’s a little embarrassing to see that tech has not embraced this fact but it is undeniably true. The breadth of experience and the width of involvement always spells success for startups around…


If You Don’t Think Diversity in Tech Matters, You’re Wrong

By | Oct 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Recently, Tech London Advocates (TLA) hosted the Diversity in Tech event in London to highlight the technology industry’s lack of a diverse workforce. The event took place on the same day TLA published a survey revealing the majority of technology businesses in London are…


Tech Opportunity Fund Launches, Offers $100M in Diversity Scholarships

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 4:40 pm

The code school The Iron Yard today initiated the Tech Opportunity Fund, which will award $100 million in diversity scholarships over the next five years. In partnership with Code Fellows and Operation HOPE, the Iron Yard hopes this fund will lower financial barriers hindering the tech industry from…