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This young founder spoke at the White House’s black entrepreneurship summit access

Jan. 20, 2016 9:50 am

This young founder spoke at the White House’s black entrepreneurship summit

Whose Your Landlord cofounder Ofo Ezeugwu donned a suit and spoke on a panel about the need to invest in companies led by women and people of color.
How Chariot Solutions is trying to make its ETE dev conference more diverse dev

Jan. 15, 2016 9:38 am

How Chariot Solutions is trying to make its ETE dev conference more diverse

Underrepresented in the tech sector? The Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise conference has a scholarship for you.
Philadelphia OIC gets $150K to launch a coding bootcamp for low-income youth access

Dec. 30, 2015 11:28 am

Philadelphia OIC gets $150K to launch a coding bootcamp for low-income youth

It's one way the 51-year-old workforce development nonprofit is updating its programs.
Comcast hosted its first diversity and inclusion summit access

Dec. 15, 2015 12:50 pm

Comcast hosted its first diversity and inclusion summit

The event explored efforts to diversify the Philadelphia region's talent pipeline. Could Comcast organize the business community around diversity?
Why the Steve Case visit was such a big deal for Philadelphia business

Oct. 1, 2015 9:05 am

Why the Steve Case visit was such a big deal for Philadelphia

As one investor put it, it was “good old-fashioned marketing” — and that's something Philly needs to get better at.
Scholly wins $100K at AOL founder Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest pitch competition business

Sep. 29, 2015 7:04 pm

Scholly wins $100K at AOL founder Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest pitch competition

It was a fitting end to the day for Scholly founder Chris Gray, a young black man, to win. During his day in Philadelphia, Case spoke frequently about the importance of making entrepreneurship more inclusive.
Why developer Cella Sum is such a badass dev

Aug. 21, 2015 12:08 pm

Why developer Cella Sum is such a badass

For our series exploring technologists' non-work life, we talked to Cella Sum about the zine she's working on, her punk band and the sloth she hung out with in Costa Rica.
Science Center’s health IT accelerator gets $50K federal grant civic

Aug. 6, 2015 11:46 am

Science Center’s health IT accelerator gets $50K federal grant

The upcoming program will focus on businesses led by women and people of color.
This new meetup wants to organize Philly’s tech entrepreneurs of color access

Jul. 24, 2015 9:32 am

This new meetup wants to organize Philly’s tech entrepreneurs of color

Philly is the poorest big city in the country. How can we make sure that a huge group of Philadelphians aren't left out of the tech movement? That's one of the questions The ITEM hopes to tackle.

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