Luma Lab Incubator to Launch at Howard University

By | Feb 18, 2016 at 10:06 am

When people think of innovation happening in the DC area they probably think of Georgetown, George Washington, 1776 and Crystal City. Despite its rich history and groundbreaking legacy, Howard University is probably not one of the first institutions that springs to mind. Now things…


Digitalundivided Calls Attention to Black Women Founders in #ProjectDiane

By | Feb 17, 2016 at 11:00 am

Things are better than they were a decade ago, but there is still a serious lack of diversity in tech, especially when it comes to tech startup founders. There are a lot of people talking about how to make tech more inclusive and diverse,…

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President Obama Announces ‘Computer Science for All’ Initiative, Seeks New Funding

By | Jan 30, 2016 at 11:53 am

Today President Obama is announcing a new initiative that focuses on bringing computer science to K-12 schools, resulting in a prepared workforce after high school. The Computer Science for All Initiative would include $4 billion in spending for states and an additional $100 million for…


Tech.Co’s Most Read Stories from 2015

By | Dec 30, 2015 at 11:56 am

For, this was a monstrous year of growth, change in the education world, increased local coverage, and some interesting gadgets. For starters, we began our transition from Tech Cocktail to, and will continue to embrace our new brand into the future. We…


What Makes some Teams Better than Others

By | May 12, 2015 at 8:00 am

Putting together a team that will work and grow together is tough. Are there certain factors that help people work together more effectively? According to business leader and author Margaret Heffernan, there is one essential ingredient that makes some teams better than others: social capital….



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Former 500 Startups Participant Joins 500 Investment Team

By | Apr 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm

There was big news coming out of 500 Startups recently that Elizabeth Yin would be joining the 500 Investment team to run the Mountain View accelerator. That’s the very accelerator she herself went through as part of 500 Startups Batch 2. During her time…


Microsoft’s Diversity Report Shows Women Losing Ground

By | Nov 30, 2015 at 10:00 pm

It was recently reported by Fortune that, despite their best effort, Microsoft has actually cut more women-led roles and remained more male dominant. Their latest diversity report, which according to the article was released last Monday by Microsoft, “shows mixed progress on gender diversity within…


Black Entrepreneurs Need to be Part of the Tech Revolution

By | Apr 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Pittsburgh-based tech founder Don Charlton wants to make the process of hiring easy and affordable for small businesses. He recognized a market that was underserved and in 2011 started a company that created a human-resources workflow management platform that is easy to use.  Both President Obama and…



Gender Diversity in Tech Will Be Solved Before Racial Diversity [VIDEO]

By | Mar 25, 2015 at 8:00 am

LaToya Collins-Jones is the founder and CEO of Pretty Geeky, Inc., a digital consultancy and services company that offers clients with everything from strategic planning services and social marketing support to live event support. At this year’s SXSW, she managed to stop by and…



New York Tech Meetup: From Small Time to 42K Members [VIDEO]

By | Mar 24, 2015 at 8:00 am

At its foundation about 10 years ago, New York Tech Meetup was nothing more than an outlet for a small group of people to get together and discuss their tech companies. However, over time it’s slowly, organically grown into a central clearinghouse for anybody…



Kathryn Finney: Diverse Communities Need More Exits [VIDEO]

By | Mar 21, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Recently, a reality TV show call for “powerful African American women in the tech space” arrived in Kathryn Finney‘s inbox. Rightfully so, she was outraged. The email went on to portray the producers’ idea of a “strong leader” with an “over-the-top personality”, but get…



How do you Get More Minorities Involved in Tech? [VIDEO]

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm

Wayne Sutton, General Partner at Buildup VC, has one mission in life, and that’s to connect with, mentor, and educate underrepresented groups in tech fields. He does this through Buildup, but it’s important to realize that Buildup isn’t like most other traditional accelerators. On…



Washington is Open for Business, Says the Mayor of DC [VIDEO]

By | Mar 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Muriel Bowser, the newly elected Mayor of Washington DC, wants you to know one thing: DC is open for business. In fact, there are about 1,000 people moving to our nation’s capital every month as a direct result of the thriving tech ecosystem that’s…


Top 3 Reasons We Need to Improve Diversity in Tech Now

By | Mar 10, 2015 at 7:00 am

At this year’s SXSW Interactive, Google for Entrepreneurs is holding a session on Diversity in Tech, a discussion on the need to diversify the tech ecosystem. The panel is created on behalf of Rise of the Rest Road Trip, a joint initiative between UP Global,…


The Top Tech Companies for Women and Minorities

By | Mar 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Recently, I walked by a KFC restaurant in Thailand that had a sign on the window: “This KFC restaurant employs speech & hearing impaired staff. Please point out your order.” Talk about minority-friendly! Minority Engineer recently released a list of the top tech companies…


Blendoor Assists Tech Companies to Create Diversity on Purpose

By | Mar 9, 2015 at 8:00 am

On Sunday, March 15 Tech.Co will once again present Tech Cocktail’s Startup Celebration at SXSWi where more than two dozen startups will showcase their product and deliver their pitch in hopes of winning prizes, glory, and a spot at the Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference as…



11 Places to Meet Social Good Entrepreneurs at SXSW 

By | Mar 6, 2015 at 9:00 am

Amidst the free alcohol and sticky barbecue, SXSW 2015 offers you the chance to connect with entrepreneurs who are truly making a difference at SXgood. SXgood is a collection of events, meetups, and, yes, parties to connect, inspire, and educate social good entrepreneurs. The…