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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

(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

An OC coding bootcamp’s commitment to diversity enables women in tech to either enhance their coding skills or shift gears altogether. LearningFuze is OC’s longest-running coding bootcamp. As it’s committed to the growth of the OC tech scene, it’s partnered with

From MIT Technology Review…. On the evening of Wednesday, December 2, Timnit Gebru, the co-lead of Google’s ethical AI team, announced via Twitter that the company had forced her out. Gebru, a widely respected leader in AI ethics research, is known

AI has permeated all aspects of our lives. And continues to do so. Yet, while this powerful tech has been around for a while, there's still no universal framework or guidelines governing its use and ethics. In the meantime, there’s a

Good Growth Capital is expanding its reach into Southern California now, with the addition of Krisztina Holly as a partner. She grew up in LA and has been living here for 15 years as an adult. She just led the firm’s

This was written by Andy Wilson, executive director of the Alliance for SoCal Innovation: Many of us know that SoCal has a diversity advantage through its breadth of people, industries, and technologies. I like to say that our diversity is our

Diversity is the buzzword these days, and rightfully so, as more and more key players in the VC industry honor it. Here are the thoughts of key leaders in OC about diversity in VC. Okapi Venture Capital in Newport Beach. One

In addition to the importance of diversity in VC teams – whether they’re at private firms or affiliated with universities – another critical piece that’s garnering more attention these days is the diversity rider. A diversity rider is a call-to-action focused

Businesses led by women comprise 45% of all U.S. companies. And, four in 10 of those are led by women of color. However, only a small fraction of these businesses is STEM-oriented (STEM = science, technology, engineering and math). STEM women

Abhishek Gupta and Victoria Heath have written a cogent opinion piece on why they think it's ill-advised that AI ethics advisory boards still are mainly comprised of people based in Europe or the U.S. Gupta is the founder of the

This article was written by Karen Borchgrevink, the executive director of LA Tech4Good, which highlights tech initiatives that support and inspire social change. There's a lot of synergy between LATech4Good, and inter-TECH-ion™, the new incarnation of OC Startups Now™, which

A fintech startup with locations in Irvine and Vietnam has received an investment of debt financing in the amount of $30 million, led by Accial Capital and Variant Investments. Fvndit uses tech to re-build core parts of the funding infrastructure. It

The Women in Tech panel at Octane's recent Technology Innovation Forum featured:  Martha Daniel, CEO, IMRI Doniel Sutton, former SVP, People, PayPal, current Chief People Officer, Fastly, Roberta Swanson, VP, tax, Western Digital and also involved in Girl Scouts

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