Welcome Tuesday.

This morning I want to feature a young tech entrepreneur and student at UNC Charlotte. Terrence Wells is the co-developer of Sow Study Aid, an innovative tool for students to study their Quizlet decks through an interactive flash card experience. His team is currently competing in the Actions on Google Developer Challenge worth a grand prize of $10,000. The number of users and 5-star reviews will improve their odds of winning in the judging round. He outlines the development process in this Medium post titled, “Building My First VUI.”

Good luck to this team of future tech all-stars. Support them by viewing their submission. Check out today’s Hit List and keep us in the know with your innovative creations. Pitch us via hello@theplugdaily.com.
— Tyler

Silicon Valley’s Blind Spots are Costing Venture Capitalists Huge Opportunities
Ross Baird | Business Insider
As a black guy, Jerry struggled. People invest in other people like them. According to a study held by the National Bureau of Economic Research, identical resumes that read “Greg” got 50% more callbacks than ones that read “Lakisha.

 

 

 

 

Russell Wilson Launches Mobile App To Connect Fans With Celebrities
Kurt Badenhausen | Forbes
TraceMe launched as a mobile-first platform to provide superfans exclusive access to their favorite athletes, artists and celebrities. Wilson assembled an All-Pro team of investors with Madrona Venture Group as lead in the $9 million Series A funding round.

 

 

 

 

 

Young Baltimore Entrepreneurs Earn Money to Grow Their Businesses
Luke Broadwater | Baltimore Sun
For the competition, Mayor Catherine Pugh solicited donations from local businesses and partnered with the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship. Young people participated in a five-week Business Training Camp and learned to develop business plans and pitch their ideas to investors.

 

 

 

 

 

Netflix and John Legend Are Making a Music Competition Show
Jon Fingas | Engadget
ABC, Fox and NBC are all working on music competitions, so Netflix may not want to feel left out. However, it could also be a bid to corner audiences that aren’t usually well-served.

 

 

 

 

 

5 Companies Pioneering Tech in Developing Countries
Rhett Power | Inc
Developing countries are the new land of possibility for technology corporations. These five companies match cultural needs with technological advancements to serve and empower local communities.

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