Welcome to Thursday.
I did an impromptu on the scene video at HBCU@SXSW. Meet Nick Walusayi, CEO of datavizVR which applies data analytics to VR. He’s building his company out of Las Vegas where the rent is cheap and he can still get close enough to Silicon Valley to access funding.
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A new fellowship launched by students from Seattle University School of Law hopes to use technology to provide legal support to those in need.
LISA STIFFLER | GEEKWIRE
“We want to use our platform to employ people within the community, as well as give talented engineers, marketers, and creative minds the opportunity to express their talents on our platform.”
ALEXIS DAVIS | MEDIUM
Hometeam makes athleisure streetwear for your city with a mission in mind: to leverage the unifying power of teams to foster city pride, while rallying people around local economic development.
VENTURE FOR AMERICA
“You’re on the ground floor of new technology in drones, and I have a chance to make an impact for being a photojournalist, a female journalist, and a black female journalist and drone pilot.”
JSUTIN BREEN | DNA INFO
What Tara Reed quickly found was that there was a huge demand from folks in the same position, who didn’t have the technical skills to build their products.
SEQUOIA BLODGETT | BLACK ENTERPRISE