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[TechConneXt Summit] Hackathon Recap

And the winner is ...

Part of Black Enterprise’s TechConneXt event in Silicon Valley included a hackathon. A portmanteau of…

By Samara Lynn

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[TechConneXt Summit] Day 2: Diversity, Finance, Opportunities, and Success

Another full day is scheduled at Black Enterprise's first tech conference

Today the agenda is full of informative sessions on trends, gaming, music, strategizing, and more.

By Safon Floyd

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[TechConneXt Summit] ‘Til next time …

After a wildly successful inaugural event, Black Enterprise gears up for its 2016 Summit.

This year’s TechConneXt Summit covered pitching to investors, millennial tech stars, guides to senior management…

By Safon Floyd

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[TechConneXt Summit] Meet the Hackers

5 HBCUs sent their best and brightest to Silicon Valley to compete for best app creation at BE inaugural tech summit

20 ambitious students hack their way into notoriety with the BE SMART TechConnext Summit Hackathon.

By Safon Floyd

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Riding the Wireless Wave to the Stars

How David Grain's private equity firm ventures into spaces others don't dare

Ken Louard, director of business development at Grain Management, says Grain showed affinities for business…

By Stacey Tisdale

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[TechConneXt Summit] Day 1: Investing and Ascending

The inaugural Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit kicks off in Silicon Valley

Students, engineers, professionals, executives, and tech pioneers have gathered for two days of collaboration,…

By Safon Floyd

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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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UNCF’s $50 Million Initiative to Prepare Students for 21st Century Jobs

Lilly Endowment funds a grant it hopes will help college educated youth land employment

Lilly Endowment is committing $50 million to UNCF to prepare students at HBCUs and predominantly…

By Robin White Goode

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[Tech ConneXt Summit] AT&T Sponsors Black STEM Students at TechconneXt Summit In Silicon Valley

Howard University students to tour AT&T Foundry and meet with recruiters

College students from Howard University will tour the AT&T Foundry facility and participate in a…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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The Future Belongs to the STEM-Savvy

As more girls code, more women sue, but who is ready to fill the tech gender gap?

The latest women’s revolt in the tech industry – a class action suit filed against…

By Caroline Clarke

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CBCF Conference: Day 2 Recap – African American Inclusion in Tech and Black Lives Matter

Hot topics from the 45th Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference

For the next two days, the in-depth discussions on issues disproportionately impacting black communities will…

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Muslim 9th Grader Arrested, But Not Charged After School ‘Hoax Bomb’ Incident

Case shines light on profiling, school safety, and whether authorities are going too far

Recent arrest of Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim, Texas teen whose invention was mistaken for a…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Legacy Flight Academy Pays Homage to Tuskegee Airmen

Prepares youth to follow Red Tails’ example and fly high—in more ways than one

The mission of Legacy Flight Academy is to provide minority youth with flight training and…

By Robin White Goode

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Healthcare Tech Company Provides New Moms with Personalized Care

Mahmee.com CEO, Melissa Hanna, talks how she entered the tech world and her digital company for women

Check out Melissa Hanna, CEO of Mahmee.com, a tech company that caters to new moms…

By Brittany Dandy

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(Part I) Veteran Tech CEOs Tell Stories of Bias in Silicon Valley

Nuanced racism occurs regularly for no apparent reason besides skin color

Two veteran tech company CEOs talk about the racial discrimination they’ve faced in the tech…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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#ProjectDiane: the #RewritetheCode Documentary

Digital Undivided's Kathryn Finney exposes tech bias toward black women

#ProjectDiane is the final phase of #RewriteTheCode, a social initiative that exposed tech industry bias…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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The 2nd Annual Icebox Derby Equips Girls with STEM Skills and Scholarships

ComEd Challenges 30 Chicagoland teens to build racecars from recycled refrigerators

ComEd kicked off its 2nd annual Icebox Derby on July 25 with a diverse group…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Lack of Diversity in Tech Takes Center Stage This Summer

Black tech leaders take Silicon Valley companies to task for homogenous hiring

Black tech leaders take Silicon Valley companies to task for homogenous hiring.

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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What Does an Engineer Look Like?

Social media hashtag inspires female engineers to speak up

Female engineer, Isis Anchalee, starts #ILookLikeanEngineer hashtag to highlight diversity in tech.

By Brittany Dandy

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Celebrate Girls Day of Code on August 8

100 Girls of Code hosts a global series of tech events to inspire young women

100 Girls of Code hosts a global series of tech events to inspire young women

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