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4 Unique Ways to Attract Millennial Employees to Your Startup

By | Oct 23, 2017 at 9:20 am

When millennials make up over one-third of the American workforce, businesses must consider the benefits and company features that attract, motivate, and retain this generation as employees. Big corporations, like Google and Facebook, offer travel opportunities, sleep pods in the office, and free healthcare,…

Diversity

Seattle

43 Percent of Tech Employees Worry About Losing Their Job Due to Their Age

By | Oct 20, 2017 at 9:20 am

Tell anyone off the street to picture a typical employee at a tech startup or major tech company, and you’ll probably get a description of a Mark Zuckerberg knockoff: a white n’ nerdy 20-something guy. The creators of Silicon Valley certainly landed on that…

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San Francisco

Generation Z Has Been Shaped By Their Collective Experience

By | Oct 12, 2017 at 12:20 pm

As a teen, if I got in trouble, the car was taken away for the weekend and all forms of my social life ended. There wasn’t an opportunity to just shrug my shoulders and go hang in my bedroom talking to my friends online…

Events

Seattle

How to Grow a Diverse Business in Saturated Markets

By | Oct 5, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Growing a business is hard enough as it is. Between investor meetings, marketing campaigns, and sales initiatives, it can be too much for some. To make matters even more complex, trying to build a diverse company, which you should absolutely do, presents a number…

Diversity

Study: Women Business Owners Are More Trustworthy Than Men

By | Oct 4, 2017 at 10:50 am

The gender gap is bordering on silly at this point. With more than enough research backing up the value of diversity in the workforce and women business owners showing the world that they aren’t going anywhere, there is a growing movement to make the…

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Coworking spaces

4 Women in Tech That Call WeWork Home

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Being a woman in the startup world isn’t easy. With capital going to their male counterparts at an alarming rate and more than enough pay discrepancy to make you red in the face, the gender gap has been a notable problem across the business…

Events

DC

The 5 Hottest Events at TechWeek Washington D.C.

By | Sep 29, 2017 at 9:20 am

Washington D.C. is a hot bed for government activity and emerging startups. Between the need for innovation in the local ecosystem and the desire for politicians to make an impact on their communities, this political haven provides the perfect place for startups, founders, and…

Diversity

Chicago

Timmy Awards to Honor Companies Making Strides in Diversity

By | Sep 19, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Amid advances, innovations and cutting-edge developments, the technology spotlight continually swings back to display a lack of diversity in the field. With large companies such as Facebook falling behind on their diverse hiring goals, mastering how to promote inclusion in the technical field is…

Innovate Celebrate

San Francisco

Meet the Women Founders Competing to Be TechCo’s Startup of the Year

By | Sep 14, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Being an entrepreneur is hard enough as it is. Long hours, constant rejection, and scouring the planet for capital can take a toll on anyone. Unfortunately, one group of entrepreneurs has it even harder: women founders. In addition to all this entrepreneurial stress, they…

Diversity

Startup Sexism Is So Bad These Women Created a Fake Male Cofounder

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Sexism, in all its outdated glory, has still permeated nearly every industry in the market. From tech to politics, women are vastly underrepresented, underpaid, and generally undervalued within their male-dominated sectors. Tragically, solutions like diversity training and hiring initiatives have done little to spur…

Diversity

San Francisco

7 Best Apps For Promoting Workforce Diversity

By | Aug 28, 2017 at 9:20 am

2017 has made it official: Diversity problems — and the harassment charges that tend to follow — are impossible for tech companies to continue to avoid. Sadly, the root of the problem rests in a company’s culture, which is the single most difficult element…

Accelerator

Austin

Meet the 9 Startups in DivInc’s Diversity-Focused Accelerator Cohort

By | Aug 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Promoting diversity in the startup world is easier said than done. With diversity training having mixed results and companies coming under fire for approaching it incorrectly, developing a diverse workforce that is committed to progress and success can be a lot harder than you…

Accelerator

Boulder

Techstars Wants You to Say Something

By | Aug 18, 2017 at 7:15 am

Ever since industry news about sexual harassment began to surface, we believe that it’s more important than ever to reinforce a positive, safe and respectful network. Techstars is a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. We are ten years old and have had over…

Diversity

Why Work Flexibility is Important to Employee Happiness

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm

For many years, when we talked about “workplace flexibility” or “flex time,” most people really only thought it applied to working mothers. But workplace flexibility has always been something fathers value, too. And the conversation about flexible work is becoming more and more gender-inclusive. A…

Diversity

Denver

Diversity Initiatives Need to Start With the CEO

By | Aug 17, 2017 at 3:50 pm

A study by McKinsey and Company has found companies that have a diverse workforce are “35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians.” A survey by Stefanie Johnson, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at University of Colorado’s…

Diversity

Boston

Four Ways to Design a Bias-Free Hiring Process

By | Aug 11, 2017 at 8:30 am

Every organization I’ve ever worked with has used the pipeline excuse to justify a male-dominated workforce. I heard too many times, “We would love to hire more women but we just can’t find them.” While pipeline issues are more real in some industries than…

Accelerator

Boulder

Why Techstars Added New Initiatives to Their Code of Conduct

By | Aug 8, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Over the last month, several prominent VCs were revealed for inappropriate behavior relative to gender discrimination and general sexual harassment. It was not a proud moment in the VC and overall tech industry. We at Techstars care deeply about people. Not just the people…