Kapor Capital Associate Brian Dixon at Focus100 Conference

5 Steps to Raising Your First Million

Only 8% of venture capital (VC) funding is received by female entrepreneurs. Only 1% of VC funding is received by African-Americans. The reasons for this grave disparity in funding opportunities between White and Asian male founders and women and underrepresented people of color have been well documented. Recognizing this is a problem worth solving, increasingly more programs and initiatives are …

Join Us! Seeking Research Prize Manager!

People: We’re emerging from planning and are eager to re-launch our Hidden Bias Research Prize! But we need additional hands and leadership in order to do it, so we’re on the fast track to hire a program manager. Essentially we’re looking for someone with super-strong project management skills, an entrepreneurial/go-getter spirit, familiarity with academic research and the tech sector, and …

Hot Jobs!

Not that kind of Jobs. Three of our partner/portfolio organizations are hiring! Check ’em out and spread the word to your diverse networks! #YesWeCode is looking for a Project Manager. See the job description here. The #YesWeCode initiative targets low-opportunity youth and provides them with the necessary resources and tools to become world-class computer programmers. #YesWeCode will recruit hundreds of …

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 …

CODING NATION: 300+ Programs Offer Coding & Comp Sci Education

We’re excited to announce the release of CODING NATION: The Kapor Center Coding Report & Database. What began as a landscape survey of coding and computer science programs – originally just intended for our internal use – soon grew into a comprehensive collection of such programs. We realized that rather than keep it to ourselves, in a spirit of sharing …

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 …

Nominate a Champion of Change for Tech Inclusion

This week, we’re making a push to  get the word out about the White House Champions of Change nomination process: “President Obama has challenged each one of us to help win the future by out-educating, out-innovating, and out-building our competitors in the 21st century…Every week, we will invite these Champions of Change to the White House to share their ideas …