Diversifying Tech By Removing Barriers

We make the tech ecosystem and entrepreneurship more diverse, inclusive, and impactful.

Our Work

From SMASH to Startups

The Kapor family of organizations works to remove barriers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and tech careers for underrepresented people of color. We take a comprehensive approach to fixing the leaks at every stage of the tech pipeline, from K-12 education through the workplace with education programs, advocacy, and social impact investing.


California is a leader in the tech economy, but just 39% of California schools offer CS education, only 3% of California students take CS, and there are large equity gaps in access to CS education. Check out the landscape of K-12 CS education in California below:

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We're excited to announce that Kapor Center CEO @AllisonScottPhD will be the opening keynote speaker for CSTA's #EquityinAction Summit! Hear her keynote, "Reimagining Racial Justice & Computer Science Education," on 3/6! @csteachersorg #CSforAll RSVP HERE! csteachers.org/equityinaction pic.twitter.com/JnYasulw4y

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Welcome to the Kapor Center

Our new home will be a destination for Oakland startups and community partners to channel the innovation of the tech world toward solving the problems that impact our communities.

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