HBCU Alumni, HBCUMade

This Howard Grad Skipped Law School and Landed Roles at Google and Pinterest

Corinne Dixon randomly happened into the tech industry. A political science major at Howard, she worked as a paralegal full time at a San Francisco law firm while taking what she thought was going to be a year off before going to law school. Despite having stellar LSAT scores and recommendations, working long hours and on cases she didn’t find…read more
HBCU Alumni, HBCUMade, Interviews

McKeever Conwell Joins TEDCO Investment Team

We caught up with McKeever E. Conwell to discuss his new role at TEDCO, a funding institution that invests state funds. Conwell joins as the Deal Team Coordinator, a position created to leverage his entrepreneurial and networking skills. Conwell's journey started as a computer science student at Morgan State University. During his sophomore year, he worked for the Department of…read more
HBCU Alumni, HBCUMade, Startups

Morehouse Alum Builds Spotify for Sermons

Its called Roho. An online library where you can view sermons from America’s most prominent African American church leaders, Dr. Otis Moss III, Dr. Marcus Cosby, and Rev. Cynthia Hale, just to name a few. Created by Nicholas Richards, a Morehouse Alum, Roho makes it easy for viewers to discover and share Christian content. Richards, a minister himself, says the…read more
HBCU Alumni, HBCUMade, Startups

New App Created By Livingstone Alum Makes Sharing Songs Easier

The app is called Bluurp. Founders Darell Austin, Jr, Livingstone College Alum, and Kevin Rivers, describe Bluurp as a social network that allows you to share media and send messages to other networks for free. In comparison to other sharing tools, such as Buffer or HootSuite, Bluurp differentiates itself by adding a social layer internal to the app. Bluurp friends…read more
HBCUMade, Startups

Howard University Students Launch Startup to Offer Affordable Access To Campus Meals

Alston and Hannah Clark (brother and sister) are a true Bison Family. Both of their parents went to and met at Howard University, where Alston and Hannah are currently attending. Growing up homeschooled in St. Paul Minnesota and Maryland, the two tech entrepreneurs developed a passion for technology at an early age. They are now putting their brain power together,…read more
HBCU Alumni, HBCUMade

HBCUMade: Interview With Trevor Thomas, Partner at Cross Culture Ventures

Trevor Thomas is a Partner at Cross Culture Ventures. Before this he was Vice President at Gastronome Ventures.  Earlier, he was a member of the investing team at Roll Global, a $3.2 billion diversified holding company and Family Office in Los Angeles. Before venture investing, Trevor was the Founder and CEO of The Third Space, an airport lounge startup that…read more