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GrpFit is using Technology to Promote Health and Fitness in the Black Community

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GrpFit is a fitness app created to address health issues in the Black community. Since we’re all about health and wellness, we decided to find out more about the company. We spoke to co-founder Rich Bailey and this is what he had to say. What inspired you to create Grpfit? It’s no secret that certain…

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SoLo Raises $1.2 million to Take on the Peer-to-Peer Lending Industry

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Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is disrupting the financial industry via online platforms that provide individuals and businesses with more innovative lending and borrowing options. Options like SoLo, a mobile peer-to-peer lending exchange that provides affordable access to low-value funds. We spoke with CEO/Co-founder, Travis Holoway to find out more about the company and its plans. What inspired you to create…

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Tech CEO Sheena Allen on How Her App Promotes Financial Health and Wealth

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Sheena Allen is the founder and CEO of tech companies CAPWAY and Sheena Allen Apps. We chatted with her to find out how she went from having no coding experience to running businesses with millions of app downloads. SB: What inspired you to start your tech companies? SA: I started Sheena Allen Apps as a senior in college.…

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Husani Oakley of Goldbean speaks Candidly about the Need for Diversity in Tech & More

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Husani Oakley is the Chief Technology Officer at GoldBean, an online investing platform that helps people start their investment journey with companies and brands they love, know, and buy. This week, he will soon be joining technologists and community leaders at the White House to discuss the Obama Administration’s TechHire initiative, and how we can continue to work towards…

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8 Tech Related Non Profits Focused on Black Youth

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In this digital age, the importance of having tech related training and skills cannot be stressed enough. These amazing organizations are training and grooming the tech savvy leaders of tomorrow. Tech Related Non Profits For Black Youth Code2040 is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to educational, professional, and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented…

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Beyoncé is the Latest Celebrity Tech Startup Investor

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Beyoncé aka Queen Bey isn’t a stranger to the business world. She owns the “athleisure” brand, Ivy Park, and has an investment in music streaming company, Tidal as well as a beverage brand, WTRMLN WTR. Now, she has joined likes of Carmelo Anthony and Nas, becoming an investor in a technology related startup. Her management…

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Leti Arts: Bringing African History to the World, one Superhero at a Time

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According to a recent report by global research firm Newzoo, gamers around the world will generate $99.6 billion in revenues in 2016. Poised to capitalize on this booming industry is Leti Arts, a Ghana and Kenya-based game studio that has been producing interactive media products since 2009. We recently had a chat with Eyram Tawia,…

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23 African Startups to Keep an Eye On

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African startups are are taking the continent by storm. This new generation of entrepreneurs is not satisfied with sitting back and hoping someone will give them a job or create the goods or services they want and need. They are doing it themselves and the world is taking notice. Last year, African tech startups received…

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Introducing INNERACT PROJECT: Educating the Next Generation of Design Gurus

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Everyone knows there is a huge diversity gap in design and tech fields. What is important to note is that there is very little work being done with underserved youth at a young age to help prepare them and to combat this disparity. Therefore, exposure at a young age is essential. My goal with Inneract…

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LISNR: The Black Owned Business that Raised over $10 Million and is Disrupting the Mobile Technology Industry

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I have a huge appreciation for disruptive technology. That’s why I was excited to discover LISNR, a Cincinnati based business that is easily one of the most disruptive companies within the mobile communication industry. I chatted with Rodney Williams, the co-founder and CEO of LISNR.  This is what he had to say: SB: What is…

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