Oakland Local: Startup Weekend Black Male Achievement – Some photos

Kapor Center

This weekend, Impact Hub Oakland kicked off with Oakland’s first Startup Weekend Black Male Achievement (SWOBMA). Van Jones gave the keynote at Saturday’s evening reception and shared his vision for Rebuild The Dream’s latest program, #YesWeCode, a major initiative to help train 100,000 low-opportunity youth become the next generation of world-class computer programmers. Read the full article at Oakland Local »

SF Chronicle: Oakland hackathon tries to broaden Silicon Valley’s recruitment pipeline

Kapor Center

By Joe Garofoli in the San Francisco Chronicle » Silicon Valley touts itself as a meritocracy where people climb the economic ladder based on the power of their ideas. But many people of color can’t even find that ladder, let alone climb it. They’re not part of the valley’s white-male-dominated “bro culture,” advocates say, and aren’t connected to the social …

New York Times: Released From Prison, and Starting a Company

Kapor Center

By DONNA FENN in the New York Times Like most entrepreneurs, Frederick Hutson cannot resist trying to solve a thorny problem. His company, Pigeonly, based in Las Vegas, taps an underserved and “captive” market by offering prison inmates an easy and efficient way to receive photos from loved ones and to make phone calls to them inexpensively. “Isolation is the …

Women 2.0: Announcing the Kapor Capital Recipients

Kapor Center

 By Jessica Schimm on Women 2.0 Oakland-based investment fund Kapor Capital invests in seed stage information technology companies to generate economic value and positive social impact. This month, they contributed ten scholarships for entrepreneurial women of color to attend the upcoming Women 2.0 Conference in Las Vegas November 14 & 15. We are excited to have them join us! Here is a little more about …

Women 2.0: Kapor Capital is Sponsoring 10 Scholarship Tickets to the Women 2.0 Conference

Kapor Center

By Sepideh Nasiri on Women 2.0 To generate economic value and positive social impact, Oakland-based investment fund Kapor Capital invests in human capital. Today, Kapor Capital will be funding 10 conference passes – to be awarded to women of color – to attend the upcoming Women 2.0 Conference  on November 14 – 15 in Las Vegas. Kapor Capital is sponsoring …

Haas Now: New Institute for Business and Social Impact to Launch with Distinguished Alumni Panel

Kapor Center

The Haas School will launch a new Institute for Business and Social Impact Wednesday, Nov. 6, with a panel discussion among five alumni who have built outstanding careers with significant social impact. The event will run from noon until 2 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Room. Registration is required at http://haas.org/16SgEbf. Professor and former Haas Dean Laura Tyson will lead …

All Things Digital: The Coding Class Blitz: More Than 100 Programs Have Launched in the Past Three Years

Kapor Center

By Liz Gannes on All Things Digital Teaching computer science is a mostly un-institutional effort; it’s estimated that nine out of 10 U.S. schools don’t offer programming classes, despite the growing importance and hirability of skilled coders. But many extracurricular programs have emerged to try to fill that gap for students of all ages. Out of something like 300 publicly …