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You Too Can StartUP!

August 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hello Oakland Startup Founders! We are super excited to partner with Black and Brown Founders and Apps Without Code to bring Oakland Startup Network founders the opportunity to be mentored and incubated over 8 weeks via a mix of online/in-person sessions that dive into product development (no code needed), marketing strategy, and business model generation. Our August 15th You Too Can StartUP Workshop this month is by invite only to founders at the idea/prototype stage that need extra dedicated support.…


August 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

QTPOC in Tech is having its first mixer at the Kapor Center for Social Impact! **Please note this event is intended for QTPOC-only. If you are not QTPOC, please consider donating to offset the food and drink costs of this event. The mixer will be an opportunity to connect with other QTPOC working in the tech sector in the Bay Area and working in technical jobs in other sectors. Speakers include: Jazz Lyles, Senior Application Engineer, Nike and founder of…

D&I Initiatives: Building Diverse & Inclusive Tech Sales Teams

August 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

At Always Hired we know how impactful it is to the success of a tech sales team, let alone a company at large, to have a diverse group of talent championing your brand. That is why our well-rounded student body is comprised of 30% women and 40% underrepresented groups. We have teamed up with Kapor to host this event because they are built on their passion for diversifying the tech ecosystem. Join us in Oakland for a high level overview…

Health Sherpa on Promoting Inclusion in the Workplace, featuring Uber’s Bernard C. Coleman, III

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for this must-attend workshop with Health Sherpa's special guest speaker, Bernard C. Coleman III, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Uber. Inclusion and belonging are sought-after workplace attributes but often are not achieved due to leaders who inhibit inclusion through their actions. Using positive psychology, leaders can effectively leverage tools to meaningfully participate and model inclusion. Learn how to expand your D&I toolbox to improve professional and personal relationships during this powerful presentation. Bernard is the Global…

Measuring Social Impact Workshop

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Impact is the new black. More people than ever are looking for meaning in their work and want to solve social problems in a financially sustainable way. Whether you work for a nonprofit, a startup, or a big company, your organization is making a social impact. On August 29th, join us at the Kapor Center for Social Impact for a workshop on Measuring Social Impact and learn how to measure social impact. We'll cover various strategies and frameworks you can…

1st Friday Founders Fireside Chat – Tech+Entrepreneurs+Ecosystems

September 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Every First Friday in Oakland, join us at the Kapor Center for all things diverse and inclusive tech entrepreneurship! You'll have the opportunity to meet other current and aspiring founders of color, potential future team members, and even potential investors. Join us over food & drinks as we demystify entrepreneurship alongside inspiring, successful founders. Be ready to be inspired by tech entrepreneurs of color who will share their journey through the highs & lows. The Kapor Center and Oakland Startup…

Rent Control in California

September 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Rent control is one of the most controversial issues in urban development. Renter protection advocates argue that housing costs, especially for low-income people, must be contained to prevent displacement and homelessness. Others contend that limiting what landlords can charge in rent discourages development and ultimately drives up housing costs. In 1995, The Costa-Hawkins Act barred rent control in California on homes and apartments built after that year. In an era of extreme housing costs, what has this law meant for…

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