March is International Women’s History Month and we knew that this year we wanted to celebrate not just any women, but Black women. Our team has felt like in recent times Black women have been asked to give so much and in return are given so little. We are told to change who we are,… Continue reading SAY THAT SIS: Why We Gave Black Women Space to Speak
Celebrating Black Women Making BIG Moves in S.T.E.M.
It is prime time to talk about Black women (as always, but we digress). In science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Black women are very much present, but ae underrepresented in education (2.9% of STEM degrees in the U.S.) and careers (2.5% of science and engineering employees in the U.S.). As the local economy continues… Continue reading Celebrating Black Women Making BIG Moves in S.T.E.M.
Indy Like a Local – Kelli Jones
Who is Kelli? Co-founder of the Be Nimble Foundation, which hosts accelerator programs for startups and career-training sessions, both aimed at diversifying the tech ecosystem, and managing partner of Sixty8 Capital, a seed-stage fund helping Black-, brown-, female-, and LGBTQ+-led startups acquire the necessary funding. She’s also helping launch Melon Kitchen, a ghost kitchen concept opening… Continue reading Indy Like a Local – Kelli Jones
Indy Nonprofit Chosen for Microsoft Tech Training Grant
An Indianapolis-based nonprofit is one of 50 throughout the country to receive a grant from Microsoft’s (Nasdaq: MSFT) community skills program. Read the full feature here:
Inspiring Conversations with Jeff Williams of Be Nimble Foundation
Meet Jeff Williams, the Co-Founder/Co-CEO of Be Nimble Foundation., our parent company. Jeff is a lion in the jungle when it comes to tackling diversity in tech and dismantling systems that do not lend to uplift and empower Black people. Check out this article that gives a bit more insight into one of the brave… Continue reading Inspiring Conversations with Jeff Williams of Be Nimble Foundation
VC Unlocked: Have You Ever Tasted a Traction Sandwich?
A few weeks ago, I completed VC Unlocked: Silicon Valley Online, a 3-week course courtesy of 500 Startups & Stanford University. When I saw that the course was released, I was excited to see the caliber of alumni; including people like Arlan Hamilton, Lolita Taub, McKeever Conwell, and Maria Vellissaris – just a few INCREDIBLE emerging fund… Continue reading VC Unlocked: Have You Ever Tasted a Traction Sandwich?