Google for Entrepreneurs has partnered with Tech Inclusion, an organization and conference organized by Change Catalyst, which is geared toward helping people of color and women in tech gain equity. Through the partnership, Tech Inclusion will be able to scale and add more entrepreneurship programming to its events, Tech Inclusion co-founder Wayne Sutton told me via email. GFE will also offer financial assistance and Google employees as startup mentors and speakers.
“We’re excited to join Google’s community of organizations working to elevate entrepreneurship and inclusion around the world,” Sutton and Tech Inclusion co-founder Melinda Epler wrote on the Change Catalyst blog. “With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, Google for Entrepreneurs is an ideal partner for our work in exploring innovative solutions to diversity and inclusion across the tech industry – which spans education, workplace, entrepreneurship, policy, and ecosystem development. Together we can create a truly inclusive tech world.”
Last year, Change Catalyst, founded by Melinda Epler, hosted its first-ever Tech Inclusion conference. This year, the event, which will take place in both New York and San Francisco, will be called Tech Inclusion: in partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs. Other organizations in the GFE network include Startup Grind, Galvanize, Gaza Sky Geeks and several others.