Welcome to Tuesday.
What are your plans for June 1st? #BLKTechCLT is two weeks away and we want you in the building. Sherrell and her planning committee orchestrated yet another successful event in March. This time around we’re expecting even more success. The event unites software engineers, startup founders, tech employees, business professionals, investors, and tech enthusiasts, just to name a few.
Grab your tickets today before they sell out. Click here to secure your spot. Bring a friend along.
Looking forward to seeing you next month!
|Using Tech to Uproot Systemic Racism|
|Rejecting the backlash against hashtag activism, Brittany Packnett defended the work of the armchair activists on Twitter and other social media who have brought needed attention to social justice issues.|
JONATHAN SHIEBER | TECH CRUNCH
|New Podcast For Entrepreneurs Outside ‘Silicon Valley Stereotypes’|
|Their show, which launched Monday, invites new entrepreneurs to share their pitches then they are critiqued on what to “keep, delete and add” to their pitches as well as offering tips from investors and lawyers.|
|LILLY KNOEPP | FORBES|
|The company is an alumnus of the Nashville-based music accelerator Project Music, and was co-founded by Grammy-winning music producer Winston “DJ Blackout” Thomas; Erik Mendelson, a veteran of radio and digital music; and hip-hop’s Shawn Mims, who is best known for his song “This is Why I’m Hot.”|
|LORA KOLODNY | TECH CRUNCH|
|Unhappy with the lack of diversity she saw in the tech world, Jessica Yamoah decided to launch a program for entrepreneurs of color.|
|LAURA FRAZER | CBC NEWS|
|7 of Our Favorite African-Designed Smartphone Apps|
|Young African developers both on and off the continent continue to adapt to the times, designing and building new apps, online businesses and unique pieces of hardware for a wide range of uniquely African experiences.|