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
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
DIVERSITY: OC Coding Bootcamp Offers $4,000 Scholarship for Women In Tech. Learning Fuze Partners with BeSmartee…
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
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
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
NEWS: SoCal Funding Roundup – June 15-19: Rx3 Growth Partners, Unest, Open Raven, DroneBase, Cardiff Oncology, Engrail Therapuetics…
Here are startups throughout SoCal that announced receiving investments this week, June 15-19, 2020. And, also those that opened up new rounds or extensions. And, entities/funds that made investments. Of note this week is that inspired by racial injustice and all
This article was previously published by SoCal Tech, with whom OCSN has a partnership: San Diego-based Lead Inclusively, a consulting firm which provides technology-enabled services around diversity, equity, and inclusion, said last week that it has raised $1.5M in a funding round.
*Q&A: Echoing the Cry for More Diversity in the VC Realm. Interview with Marlon Nichols, Cross Culture Ventures
This Q&A is courtesy of SoCal Tech, which OCSN has a partnership with. Marlon Nichols, co-founder and managing partner of the VC firm Cross Culture Ventures in L.A., talks about his firm's focus on "cultural investing" and echoes the battle
We will periodically run opinion pieces from key players in the OC startup ecosystem with their thoughts on its strengths and weaknesses and what they believe is necessary to take it to the next level. Here’s the opinion of John