Welcome to Wednesday.

We’re excited to announce Capital One as ThePLUG’s newest sponsor. All month long we’ll bring you incredible insights and exclusive interviews with amazing women in tech as a part of Capital One’s Women in Tech Demo Day initiative.

Tyler 

P.S.

The first day back to work after a holiday is always tough. Stay strong.

Engineering Camp Gets Wheels Turning for African-American Girls
The National Society of Black Engineers, concerned with the lack of African-Americans in engineering and sciences, created the program for boys and girls.
ELENA KUZNETCOVA | AJC
Fearless Just Made Big Changes to This Map to Help Small Businesses
HUBZone is a program designed to help business located in economically challenged areas get access to contracts. Fearless, based at Spark Baltimore, has a contract to overhaul the HUBZone web offerings.
STEPHEN BABCOCK | TECHNICAL.LY BALTIMORE
Uber Drivers in Kenya Will Take Selfies to Keep Riders Safe
Uber says the real-time identification check helps drivers protect their accounts from being compromised.
ABDI LATIF DAHIR | QUARTZ
U.S. Denies Visas to West African Teens in Global Robotics Contest
Each of the members of the team that were supposed to travel to the U.S. made sure that they turned everything in exactly on time, and worked closely with the FIRST Global team to ensure they were doing each step correctly
ELIZABETH PREZA | RAW STORY
8 Steps to Building a $3 Million Hair-Care Brand Using Social Media
Self-Cut System is a category-defining product, and its growth has been inextricably tied to the rise of social media.
STEPHEN KEY | ENTREPRENEUR

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