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DATA TRANSPARENCY: New App Gives You Control of Your Data. Tiki is in the Midst of a Crowdfunding Campaign With a Goal of $1M.
Free for Users and Lets Them Get Paid for the Use of Their Data, Anonymously. inter-TECH-ion intern Penelope Rivera wrote this article
When Trayvon Martin was murdered in 2014, it elicited a flurry of responses in the Black community. Protests, calls for justice, grief, and a call to action. The call to action was heeded by the late rock star, Prince, and Van
The founder of a platform that connects early-stage investors, accelerators and founders with one another to enable access and transparency to venture capital. Alifya Valiji is one of more than 50 under-represented entrepreneurs who comprise Visible Hands’ first fellowship program.
A venture matching program is expanding into Orange County. The SoCal Venture Pipeline started in LA County, and then expanded to Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. Now, it’s seeking to identify under-invested founders across OC as well. See article on the
Look for the Company to Open a Seed Round of $2M Later This Year. inter-TECH-ion intern Penelope Rivera wrote this article
NEWS/DIVERSITY: CSUF Receives $40M Gift Based on Its Commitment To Educating Students From Underserved Areas
Cal State University Fullerton received the largest donation in its history — $40 million — based on its commitment to educating students who come from communities that have been chronically underserved. The gift was given by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott — the
A Muslim and a Jew — Both Game Developers Themselves — Build a New Paradigm for Game Developers Around the World **inter-TECH-ion intern Penelope Rivera wrote this article** The political framework of the Middle East has been fraught with tension and volatility
Tiny homes are one of the hottest trends in the affordable housing market. A new startup is taking this trend to an extreme by manufacturing tiny modular homes, to be placed in existing property owners' backyards. Boxabl lives up to its
This was written by an employee at Virtasant, who prefers to remain anonymous. Virtasant is a global tech company that moves companies’ data storage to the cloud and then helps to manage and optimize their cloud accounts. It was three months
In partnership with dot.LA, inter-TECH-ion is publishing this article, written by Ben Bergman
DIVERSITY: Full Steam Ahead – Octane Focuses on Women and Minorities. And, Launches a Fellows Program for Under-Represented Students…
Helping women and other minority entrepreneurs is a big part of the Octane Foundation for Innovation’s newly-released initiatives. Octane is a multi-faceted organization in Orange County with a long-time accelerator and a new venture fund, among other endeavors. It's also one
Over the past year, despite new VC funds in SoCal, the region saw fewer startups raising early-growth rounds. Much of the funding increase the region did see was due to larger checks going to later-stage startups. To assist the early-stage startups,
DIVERSITY: New National Fellowship Serving Under-Represented Founders Launches. Visible Hands Has Ambitious Goals to Help Women and BIPOC Founders…
This article was written by inter-TECH-ion intern Noah Chavarria
inter-TECH-ion Intern Noah Chavarria contributed to this article
DIVERSITY: StartupStarter’s Mission is to Level the Playing Field for the Under-Represented Founder. The Social Network for Entrepreneurs, Investors and Service Providers Launches…..
This opinion piece, about the founding of StartupStarter, was written by Jose Barrera, founder and CEO. StartupStarter is a social network (virtual for now), with HQ in LA. It invites founders, mentors, advisors, investors and service providers to join. It provides founders
AI and Overcoming Bias: How Does an App Attempting to Keep People Safe Overcome Racial Bias and Profiling? BeWize Founder Says It’s Taking the Necessary Precautions. inter-TECH-ion investigates…
(inter-TECH-ion intern Noah Chavarria contributed to this article.) Let's say you're on a vacation or business trip and want to check out a restaurant or other establishment in a city you'r e not familiar with. But you've never been to the neighborhood