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 home to most tech giants that hire more than 1M tech workers. Yet, we only produce 5K CS graduates per year. Check out the latest report below:

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@fresnounified Students in low-income schools are 4x less likely to have access to AP CS A courses compared to high-income schools👩‍💻👨‍💻. What are the equity gaps in CS education and how can we close them? Read @CSforCA latest report: bit.ly/CSinSchools_ #CSforCA

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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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