The digital divide is real. Fewer than 4 percent of Black and Latino
students study computer science and only 1 in 14 technical employees in
Silicon Valley is Black or Latino. The opportunities are there but
people of color are either left behind or lack the education to pursue
these lucrative careers. To combat this alarming gap in the tech sector, Laura Weidman Powers co-founded CODE2040.
Have you ever thought of YouTube as a business opportunity? Well, it is.
It's more than a network for music videos to be viewed. "YouTube offers
an incredible platform for creators to present their work," says Malik S. Ducard, content partnerships director at Google, who is in
charge of premium film, TV and new media partnerships for YouTube.
Will Lucas looks to improve the education system with his new tech
company Classana. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Classana is an
online educational resource discovery engine that provides
recommendations to the next steps in education, career and interests.
Pitching is probably one the most difficult business necessities. How
can one tell if a pitch is convincing enough? Wayne Sutton has come up
with PitchTo, a dedicated platform for rating and distributing pitches.