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Get your ticket for Inbound 2021! Speakers include Oprah Winfrey, Tristan Walker and more! Register for your ticket here:   (Discount Code: POCIT) When Andréa Hudson had the opportunity to speak at a HubSpot panel for her work on branding and events marketing, it marked a pivotal point in her career. At that moment, she felt her work be recognized for its excellence and introduced to a wider audience. Today, Andréa works for the very same company that gave her that speaking opportunity. In this interview, Andréa discusses her work

From Memes, gifs, dances that go viral, and tweets—Black innovation and creativity have a significant impact on pop culture and mainstream trends. It’s Black creativity that sets cultural trends yet our innovation is constantly exploited. Earlier this month, Black Tiktokers went on strike refusing to make new dance content as their dances were ripped off and copied without recognition or compensation for their creativity.  Can NFTs be the tech that enables the Black community to receive appropriate financial compensation for the work they create? This article will showcase how some Black

Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss the story of Maxwell Chimedza who used his cellphone and WhatsApp to start a tutoring academy for his sudents in Zimbabwe during the pandemic. (16:50) They also break down: Black TikTokers on strike (0:50) White privilege, raising capital, and starting companies in Africa (8:50) Facebook hits a trillion and tech monopolies  (21:50)  Charles D. King talks privilege in film and challenging conventional narratives   (29:08) Sponsors Get your ticket for Inbound 2021! Speakers include Oprah Winfrey, Tristan Walker and more! Register for

Flatiron Health is hiring! Changing careers is never easy. When Richard Chounoune left a six-figure income to pursue a career in tech as a software engineer, he initially had a hard time adjusting to his new industry.  Today, Richard works at Flatiron Health, a healthtech company, as a recently promoted software engineer. Here he shares his experiences as a young immigrant from Haiti who felt stuck at a dead-end job and mustered the courage to pursue a passion for programming. From Selling Cars to Software Development Richard arrived in the

This week we rounded up 8 Black-owned apps to improve your day-to-day. From an app to help you find other black businesses, a social network exclusively for people of color, and apps to help you with your mental health. Support these Black founders who are providing the tech to boost your day. ICYMI check out this list of Black founders who have created apps to improve your business and career. Take Care of Your Mental Health Originally launched as a messaging bot that gave out life advice and motivation in

Ivan Beckley is a student doctor, host of The Bias Diagnosis, and co-founder and CEO at Suvera, a digital service helping clinicians follow up their patients virtually. Earlier this month, Google announced that Suvera was one of 30 Black-led startups selected for their $2 million (£1.5 million) European Black Founders Fund. I caught up with Ivan a few days after he sat his medical school final exams and asked him where it all began. “I became interested in the startup scene around the time I started medical school, I would

We’ve rounded up a list of software and apps launched by Black entrepreneurs, all of which will help you improve your business, career, and personal life—all while supporting Black-owned companies. Read on to find apps that will help you build diverse teams, monetize your social media, discover other Black-owned businesses, or elevate your tech career. Support Black entrepreneurs while elevating your business and career with tech products that are Black-owned. Apps and Software to Improve Your Business and Career Organise your calendar and schedule with Calendly Calendly the modern scheduling

What’s happening? Black content creators are tired. Tired of having their content on Instagram, Youtube, and Tiktok generate millions for the platforms—yet receiving little to no recognition, attribution, and of course, adequate financial compensation. So while white TikTokers receive national attention and praise for dance trends, the Black creators of these viral dances are ignored. The community often takes to Twitter to call out the many instances where original creators of viral dances, many of whom are Black, receive no credit. This is not a new problem Jimmy Fallon invited white TikToker,

Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss tech companies setting new flexible workplace policies, while other companies hold on to traditional workplace structures—can we have both? (11:50) They also break down: Shopify invests $250M in Stripe and the benefits of being on the inside (0.50) Aba’s take on the Twitter ban in Nigeria (7:33) The battle of the billionaires: Elon vs Bezos (20:20) Pension funds are entering the housing market and outbidding regular folks (25:22) Sponsors Cliniko is hiring a Marketing Designer & Illustrator. Check out the role on pocitjobs.com

Their stories are inspiring. Meet 9 young and talented entrepreneurs who are committed to solving problems within their communities. They have launched and built businesses from the ground up before 30; these founders are leaving incredible contributions to the tech world. We wanted to highlight stories of a few young African entrepreneurs making a big impact in their communities and across their continent. Jean Bosco Nzeyimana, Rwanda Founder: Habona Jean Bosco Nzeyimana was named one of Forbes 30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2017. At the age of

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