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[RECAP] #DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat with Rachel Harsley

Harsley shares her experience and provides tips for other young professionals of color

On Jan. 26, BlackEnterprise.com had a #DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat with female engineer Rachel Harsley at…

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[RECAP] #DrivingInnovation Twitter Chat With Guest Mbye Njie

Njie shares what motivated him to create his app, Legal Equalizer

Here is a recap of Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation Twitter Chat with guest Mbye Njie,…

By Cristie Leondis

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Entrepreneur Creates Storybook Apps to Represent More Children of Color

Ameka Ali talks creating an application development company that teaches science and joy to children

Ameka Ali talks building an interactive educational application development company that teaches science and joy…

By Kandia Johnson

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Millennial Innovator Jessica Mathews Is Disrupting Harlem And Energy Access Around The Globe

Uncharted Play’s CEO is expanding her kinetic energy harnessing product line

Uncharted Play’s CEO Jessica Matthews is expanding her kinetic energy harnessing product line.

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Meet the Creators of the weCliq Social App

Brown University alums Robert Gillett and Marc Howland, and Harvard grad Adam Demuyakor, create new social app

weCliq is a new and innovative networking app that enables users to connect and meet…

By Brittany Dandy

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Fabian Elliott, founder of Black Tech Mecca (Source: careers.uncc.edu)

Founder of ‘Black Tech Mecca’ Talks Transforming Chicago Technology Scene

Founder Fabian Elliott talks connecting and inspiring the black tech community

“With hard work and a bit of luck, I became the first person from my…

By Kandia Johnson

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Entrepreneur Creates Online Community That Celebrates African Women

Louisa Kinoshi builds an online community for African makeup artists, beauty bloggers, and makeup enthusiasts

Beauty and tech entrepreneur Louisa Kinoshi built an e-commerce platform and online community for African…

By Kandia Johnson

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Tech Founder Creates Online Platform That Sends Customized Care Packages to Seniors

Mary Farrow founded Gramsly, an online platform that curates care packages specifically designed for people aged 50 and older

Gramsly, an online platform, curates care packages specifically designed for people aged 50 and older.

By Kandia Johnson

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PredPop founders Shelton Mercer III (l) and Jon Gosier

Tech CEOs Team Up to Create New Web-Tracking Technology

Data intelligence platform makes paying artists for streaming content easier

Pharrell earned less than $3,000 from the 43 million digital streams of his chart-topping hit…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Tech Entrepreneur Creates App to Help People Instantly Access Health Information

Female Tech Entrepreneur igniting innovation in Uganda with health information app

In January 2014, Brenda Katwesigye, a tech entrepreneur based in Uganda, built something only a…

By Kandia Johnson

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Founder of MentorMe Talks Creating a Mentoring Platform for Youth

Britt Fitzpatrick creates mentoring platform focused on (K-12) and higher education mentoring

Britt Fitzpatrick Creates Mentoring Platform focused on (K-12) and higher education mentoring.

By Kandia Johnson

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(Part 2) New Platform Plans to Find and Market Entertainers Without Sacrificing Artistic Freedom

Para Music Group CEO, Corey Stanford, talks about lessons learned from previous tech venture, Blazetrak

Para Music Group CEO, Corey Stanford, talks about lessons learned from previous tech venture, Blazetrak

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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(Part 1) New Platform Finds and Markets Entertainers Without Sacrificing Artistic Freedom

CEO Corey Stanford introduces Para Music Group, a technology platform used to discover talent and engage fans

“Imagine an up-and-coming artist with a small local following becoming a worldwide phenomenon in a…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Mississippi App Guru Sheena Allen to Appear in New Documentary ‘She Started It’

Serial app creator offers advice on what it takes to achieve tech success

“I am a triple-whammy when it comes to tech. I’m female, I’m black, and I’m…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Chastity Dotson, actress and app developer

BET ‘Single Ladies’ Star Builds Community Watch App in Wake of Police Violence

Chastity Dotson turns her acting talent toward technology in an effort to change the world

With Zafa, when a user presses a button in the app, three things happen; 1)…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Ryan Glen, iPhone app developer and creator of the Bizibid website

Builder of New Website Creates Employment Opportunities

Founder Ryan Glen Golphin says finding employment for young black men was his main motivation

Bizibid, which launched July 11, has the potential to link millions of job seekers around…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Black Enterprise Hackathon Photo Gallery [Day 2]

The second and final day of the Hackathon was full of last-minute coding and presentations.

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By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise Hackaton Photo Gallery [Day 1]

The first day of the Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota was filled with idea development and team setup.

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By Patrick Austin

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Chris Grant led the team behind Viza, the winning app in Black Enterprise's Driving Innovation Hackathon.

Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Champions

The winning team created Viza, an app that encourages good environmental choices and rewards positive behavior with coupons.

Chris Grant led the team behind Viza, the winning app in Black Enterprise’s Driving Innovation…

By Patrick Austin

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Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon Day 2 Morning Recap

We're up all night to get code-y at the Black Enterprise Driving Innovation Hackathon presented by Toyota

Congratulations to the winners!

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