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Groundwork

How Groundwork is Diversifying the Entrepreneurial Landscape [Part 1]

Jason Towns' Groundwork Accelerator program and venture fund is supporting untapped excellence in the innovation space

Jason Towns tells BE how his Groundwork Accelerator program and venture fund is helping minorities…

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Tech Biz Gurl

Tech Biz Gurl Talks About Making It in Tech as a Black Millennial

Advocates side hustles and tech aptitude

Jessica Williams, aka Tech Biz Gurl, shares insight on her success as an entrepreneur and…

By Tia Walker

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Bill Gates

Nigerian Engineer Turns Down Job Offer from Bill Gates

But will work with the Gates Foundation to bring jobs to ‘more young Nigerians’

Maybe turning the job down is one thing, but actually telling Gates that you turned…

By Robin White Goode

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African Tech

Germany and African Tech Startups: Partners in Innovation

Germany is lending support to African startups, and, in turn, taps into African innovation

Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development outlined several initiatives for empowering tech startups…

By Samara Lynn

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This Week in Tech Racism

When racism and technology intersect; week of Dec. 2, 2016

Your weekly guide to the unfortunate use of technology to propagate racism, sexism and the…

By Samara Lynn

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Monique Woodward

The Importance of Investing in Black and Latino Entrepreneurs

Monique Woodard, a venture partner for 500 Startups, discusses why her funding strategy is focused on black and Latino founders

Monique Woodward, a Venture Partner at 500 Startups, tells Black Enterprise about her decision to…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Diversity

The Tech 100: Achtung! Surprises about Diversity in Germany’s Startup Culture

In this edition of The Tech 100: Germans commit to diversity and inclusion in its rapidly-growing tech startup scene

As it tries to establish its own Silicon Valley, Germany is tackling diversity and inclusion…

By Samara Lynn

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BE Global: From Cameroon to Germany’s Tech Startup Industry

Young African ex-pats find opportunity in German's tech startup scene

Germany offers immigrants of color more opportunity and an affordable education than even the United…

By Samara Lynn

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pitch deck

How to Prepare a Pitch Deck That Gets Funding

Components from my pitch deck that got me funding from a legendary VC

BE’s Associate Tech Editor shares key components from her pitch deck that helped her receive…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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DJ Mustard

DJ Mustard Goes Live at the Rémy Producers Series

Technology has allowed music producers to be more mobile than ever before

Technology has flipped the music industry on it’s back, especially when DJ Mustard can recreate…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Ise Lyfe

Artist Ise Lyfe Gets Standing Ovation at IBM@TedTalks

The East Oakland native addresses cultural displacement caused by the tech community

Before the TedTalk, Black Enterprise set down with Ise Lyfe to discuss his movement around…

By Sequoia Blodgett

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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism

When racism and technology intersect; week of Nov. 14, 2016

Incidents of racial, gender, and other harassment have been on the uptick since the election…

By Samara Lynn

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CodeCrew

CodeCrew Equips Underserved Kids With STEM Training

Kids ages eight to 17 learn how to code

What is CodeCrew? Founded by Egwuekwe, Petya Grady, and Audrey Jones, CodeCrew teaches middle and…

By Robin White Goode

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apps

4 Go-To Apps for Connecting With Like-Minded People

These social apps will help you disconnect from work and meet people with similar interests

With so much of our lives spent working, it’s easy to forget to interact with…

By Black Enterprise

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budget proposal

The Tech 100: Trump’s Presidency Will Be a Disaster for Innovation and STEM

STEM and tech programs which benefit people of color are in danger under the Trump administration

Science and technology do not seem to be a big focus of the new president-elect.…

By Samara Lynn

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snapchat

DJ Khaled, BET Networks Launch First-Ever Snapchat College Tour

Colleges and universities are using Snapchat and celebrities to attract prospective students.

The program assists high school seniors with the college application process and Get Schooled will…

By Samara Lynn

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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism

When racism and technology intersect; week of Oct. 30, 2016

Biased artificial intelligence; black riders wait longer using Uber and Lyft; CBC outraged with Facebook,…

By Samara Lynn

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CPR LifeWrap

Mom Turns a Near Tragedy Into a Life Saving Invention

A mom's near fatal incident with her toddler sparked an invention

After watching her toddler almost choke to death, Felicia Jackson had a dream about a…

By Samara Lynn

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Angel Rich

Meet The Game Changing Founder Of The Wealth Factory

The ed-tech entrepreneur is building games that teach financial literacy

Angel Rich, the co-founder and CEO of The Wealth Factory Inc., is an ed-tech entrepreneur…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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facial recognition

ACLU Says Facial Recognition Tech is Racially Biased

The dark side of facial recognition technology

The ACLU is calling for the DOJ to investigate concerns over facial recognition technology inaccurately…

By Samara Lynn

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manage

Ask Sheree: How to Manage an Overload of Work

It is very common for a busy professional to feel overwhelmed with their job commitments…

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podcast

How to Watch Black Enterprise’s New Tech Podcast on Any Device

Tune into Black Enterprise’s BE The Code podcast hosted by Sequoia Blodgett for all the…

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