minorities

  • Developing Targeted Initiatives For Women Of Color In Tech Crunch Network

    Developing Targeted Initiatives For Women Of Color In Tech

    More than 30 diverse tech startups recently attended the first-ever White House Demo Day as part of President Obama’s Startup America initiative to call attention to the low numbers of women and minority tech entrepreneurs. Obama’s call to action included new public/private partnerships that promise to provide Americans with the opportunity to “pursue their bold… Read More

  • Google’s Tepid Plan To Boost Diversity At Tech Conferences

    Google’s Tepid Plan To Boost Diversity At Tech Conferences

    Less than a month after admitting it hires too many white dudes, Google is committing to increasing the number of women and minorities in tech to better reflect society at large. Read More

  • Google Admits It Hires Too Many White Dudes

    Google Admits It Hires Too Many White Dudes

    Today, one of the valley’s biggest employers, Google, is finally opening up about workplace diversity and how it goes about hiring women and minorities. The gist is that Google knows it has a problem and it’s sorry, but Google says it’s not entirely its fault…there’s just not enough women and minorities in tech. No surprise here from a giant tech firm… Read More

  • The Search For Minority Entrepreneurs Is Over — Now They Need To Be Ready For Investors

    The Search For Minority Entrepreneurs Is Over — Now They Need To Be Ready For Investors

    Editor’s note: Wayne Sutton is the founder and CEO of PitchTo, a mobile development lab that builds tools for investors to make smarter decisions and help entrepreneurs deliver exceptional pitches. This article is inspired by Dave McClure’s “Women in Tech: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.” post. Follow Wayne on Twitter.  What a difference a year makes. Last year… Read More

  • An Interview With CODE2040, A Non-Profit Out To Diversify Silicon Valley

    An Interview With CODE2040, A Non-Profit Out To Diversify Silicon Valley

    I had a chance to discuss an amazing new non-profit program called CODE2040 with one of its founders today, Laura Weidman Powers. The mission of this program is to bring diversity to Silicon Valley by bringing in talented minorities who are in school to Silicon Valley for the summer, mentoring them and find inhem positions with companies. The non-profit is the brain-child of Tristan Walker… Read More

  • Minority-Focused Startup Incubator DreamIt Access Gets Renewed Investment, Will Continue For Two More Cycles

    Minority-Focused Startup Incubator DreamIt Access Gets Renewed Investment, Will Continue For Two More Cycles

    Startup accelerator DreamIt Ventures is extending its minority-focused entrepreneur program DreamIt Access, thanks to a renewed commitment from previous investor Comcast Ventures. Today, DreamIt announced that Comcast Ventures will invest in two more cycles of DreamIt Access, which will be a part of the Philly 2012 program and the NY 2013 program. Through the additional investment… Read More

  • 7 New Educational Startups Founded By Minorities in Tech

    7 New Educational Startups Founded By Minorities in Tech

    One of today’s most challenging yet promising markets is the educational system. If you want to see startups hungry to disrupt an industry, look no further. Founders are trying to solve the problems plaguing our education system: including reconciling student debt, providing students with the skills required to land a job both before and after graduation, and offering the best course… Read More

  • DreamIt Ventures Launches A New Minority-Focused Accelerator, DreamIt Access

    DreamIt Ventures Launches A New Minority-Focused Accelerator, DreamIt Access

    DreamIt Ventures, the startup incubator with programs in place in New York, Philadelphia, and, most recently, Israel, is announcing a year-long minority accelerator program called DreamIt Access. The program, launched with Comcast Ventures as its first investor, plans to launch 15 minority-led startups over the course of the next 12 months, starting with five companies participating in DreamIt… Read More