Welcome to Tuesday.

Do you have about 25 minutes to spare during your lunch hour today? Our#TechTuesday discussion is dedicated to answering your early startup questions and breaking down the basics of intellectual property protection. StubHub’s Bärí A. Williams is our special guest for this afternoon’s FREE webinar.We have a limited amount of spots left. Don’t miss out!

RSVP here and invite your closest folks.

Tyler

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Black Lawmakers Press Uber for More Diversity at the Executive Level
In the eyes of the Congressional Black Caucus, the inner turmoil at Uber — including the departure of the company’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick, last week — means it has ample opportunity to improve the diversity of its workforce, which like many tech giants in Silicon Valley remains predominately white and male.
TONY ROMM | RECODE

 

 

 

 

 

Reducing The Digital Skills Gap Starts With Equal Access To Education
Having graduated from famed Silicon Valley tech incubator, YCombinator, the team behind Tizeti have this week closed on a $2.1m Seed investment round and a number of angel investors including Y Combinator’s Michael Seibel and Gabriel Hammond.
MFONOBONG NSEHE | FORBES

 

The ‘BuzzFeed Of Africa’ Raised $1.1M In Seed Funding
Jesse Arhin Ghansah and his co-founders started OMG Ghana in 2012 when they were in college. Smartphones were becoming more popular, but Ghansah had a hard time finding interesting things to read.
CATHERINE SHU | TECH CRUNCH
Meet The Woman Disrupting The African Fashion Industry With Technology
Fashpa is vertically integrated; it designs, manufactures and distributes its line of clothing. It retails the clothing online and offers delivery throughout Africa and the World.
MFONOBONG NSEHE | FORBES
Tech Diversity Nonprofit Code2040’s New Class Of Fellows Is The Largest Ever
The program provides experience and support to the students, but also gives resources and training to partner companies like Airbnb, Lyft, and Github to help them better manage diverse teams.
GRACE DONNELLY | FORTUNE

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