Founders Fireside Chats

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Every First Friday in Oakland, join us at the Kapor Center for all things tech entrepreneurship! You’ll have the opportunity to meet other current and aspiring founders, 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 a tech entrepreneur who will …

Update on the Kapor Center’s new home

As summer gets underway, we are getting closer to taking the next steps with our future home at 2148 Broadway.  Located in Uptown, the building will house the Kapor Center as well as several like-minded non-profits and businesses. If you’ve walked by in the last several months, you may have noticed work going on already.  We have been doing interior …

Oakland: Brooklyn by the Bay

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By MATT HABER May 2, 2014 OAKLAND, Calif. — On a recent Tuesday afternoon, a group of well-dressed and soon-to-be well-groomed men sat patiently in the sun outside Temescal Alley Barbershop waiting for $25 haircuts and $30 straight-razor shaves. Some idly pecked at their phones, while others wandered into Standard & Strange, a men’s clothing store that stocks rugged-looking American-made apparel and …

We’re Moving! (Read the fine print*)

I’m so excited to share that the Kapor Foundation, along with our sibling organizations, is moving to Oakland on August 1st! 2201 Broadway, Suite 727 Oakland, CA 94612 510-255-4650 Our email addresses will remain the same, of course. *We’d hoped to begin construction on the building that we purchased at 2148 Broadway, but we’ve had to alter our original timeline …

Latinx Tech Summit Wraps Up

Candase Chambers

It’s no secret the Latino community is underrepresented in the tech industry, but a first of its kind summit in Oakland is aiming to change that. The Kapor Center in Oakland organized the Latinx in Tech summit. Nearly 300 people showed up from around the country to meet fellow web designers, investors, and entrepreneurs. Organizers say the goal was to …

LatinX in Tech | Techstars Startup Weekend Oakland

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Techstars Startup Weekend Latinx in Tech brings exposure, awareness, and an experiential way to learn about tech to the community. We aim to inspire potential entrepreneurs in the Latinx community to breathe life into their ideas and learn how to bridge the gap from ideation to prototype with customer validation. We’re gathering 100 Latinx entrepreneurs in the making and allies …

Techstars Startup Weekend Oakland, presented by Grow With Google

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For all event details, please visit: http://communities.techstars.com/events/13217 Techstars Startup Weekend is the best place to learn how to build a startup in a weekend and connect with your community; a melting pot of the area’s most creative thinkers, builders and implementers. It’s a 3-day long sprint to launch new products and services that solve real-world problems. Grow with Google is …

creAIte’s Oakland Neural Art Workshop

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Join us for a day of exploring the fascinating intersection of artificial intelligence and art! Learn about the intuition behind neural networks, attend an inspiring talk by a guest speaker, and let your creativity run wild as you make your own neural art! WHAT: Free one-day neural art workshop for 6th to 12th grade girls, no coding experience required WHEN: …

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

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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 …

Startup Weekend Bay Area: AR/VR/AI

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  About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals …

Startup Weekend Oakland: Hacking Bias

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    DESCRIPTION Tech Solutions to Tech’s Diversity Problems! Do you think diversity in tech is a problem? Do have an idea or want to explore tech solutions to hack bias in the workforce while being mentored and networking with startup experts and VCs? We want to help you succeed, with mentors such as: Kapor Capital: Brian Dixon, Ulili Onovakpuri, …

Latin@ Technology conference to precede SXSW 2014

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ANNOUNCING THE FIRST EVER LATIN@ TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE TO PRECEDE SXSW The Kapor Center for Social Impact, along with Kety Esquivel, Principal of Esquivel McCarson Consulting and Ana Flores, Principal of Latina Bloggers Connect announce the start of planning for the first ever Latino Technology Conference to precede SXSW. “We decided to hold this pre-SXSW Latino Technology Conference in 2014 to try and ensure greater …