Building a Stronger Pipeline: HBCUs & Silicon Valley

Just wanted to share a quick update on the fantastic three day convening that was held last week at Stanford: UNCF sponsored the first-ever HBCU Innovation Summit, which brought representatives from over a dozen colleges and universities to the heart of Silicon Valley. The Summit was designed to “increase engagement, connectivity and performance of diverse and underrepresented communities to the …

inspiration keeps good company: highlights of Platform.org

We at the Kapor Center have been busy in the offline world. leading edge techtrepeneurs Recently, a delegation of Kapor Center staff and partners attended the inaugural Platform Summit. Hosted at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, MA, the conference brought together about 150 of today’s most provocative thought-leaders for three days of deep dialogue and exploration into the issues …

The More Things Change…

One of my favorite community colleagues asked me to clarify “how the Kapor Center is similar and different from what you had before.” Here’s the quick breakdown: THE SAME: Community-oriented. Focused on inclusion and empowerment for people of color. Tech-enabled. Thinking locally, acting nationally. Funding and advising as key strategies. Conveners and initiators. Sibling of (and distinct from) Level Playing …

Welcome!

On behalf of the board and staff of the Kapor Center for Social Impact, welcome to our new organization and our new home online! This has been a journey two years in the making, and we hope that it continues to evolve as our learning does. To paraphrase our mission statement (because I believe that best mission statements are easily-recitable …