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Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Conference Recognizes the Demographic Shifts in 2013 As an Opportunity for “Building a More Inclusive Economy”

There’s a belief among most investors and startup founders that the financial ecosystem is a meritocracy. Money tends to flow to the companies with the best ideas, talent, products, and/or services. Whether or not this is true the fact remains that vast majority of startup founders, and the investors that fund them, are white men.

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The Hidden Genius Project teaches coding and confidence to young men of color in Oakland

A slew of tech start-ups have grown up in Oakland over the past decade, and companies like Pandora, Pixar and Ask.com are bringing the city national attention. Yet Oakland’s strongest asset, its diversity, is not fully reflected...