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.

Leaky Tech Pipeline:

The Leaky Tech Pipeline website is an interactive tool for exploring research and data on diversity in tech to inspire effective solutions.

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"The situation for many #LGBT workers in #tech can be trying. A 2017 report by the #KaporCenter found 24% of LGBT people experienced public humiliation & 64% of LGBT employees who were bullied said the experience contributed to their decision to leave." theguardian.com/careers/2018/…

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Stay connected to all the Kapor Center activities, events and initiatives and join us as we work to foster a diverse and robust tech ecosystem.

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.

See the New Building