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
Opinion

Should Blacks Work At Companies Like Twitter and Google

In case you missed it: this week, a former Twitter Engineering Manager, Leslie Miley, wrote a detailed post announcing his departure from Twitter citing diversity related reasons. His departure leaves the company without any remaining blacks in engineering leadership positions. This is the latest in a set of experiences told by blacks about their challenges while working at companies such as Twitter, Dropbox, or Google. These experiences…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
Internships

Your Guide to Summer 2016 Startup Internships

It is internship application season. The structured and competitive summer programs have applications that will likely close by Nov 1st. (So, if you haven't applied -- do it now) As awesome as these structured programs are, they cannot accept everyone. However, there are still plenty of opportunities to work at a startup this summer. Many smaller startups (< 50 employees) are open…read more
HBCU Alumni

11 HBCU Alumni in Tech to Follow On Twitter

We often hear about the Stanford and Cal alumni working in tech and building companies. However, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) make up 3% of American college and universities, and they produce a large percentage of the countries' black professionals and leaders. For example four out of five black federal judges have graduated from an HBCU. And for every three black…read more
About

What are HBCU To Startup Hangouts?

  Our goal is to facilitate personal connections between the HBCU community (including alumni of all ages and current students) to tech companies and startups. We host video conferences or "hangouts" to facilitate these connections. These hangouts are great opportunities to learn about a company, its work culture and interview process, and to meet current employees. The format is a casual 1…read more
Interviews, Video

Top Tweetable Quotes From More Than A Resume Webinar

Last week we hosted the 'More Than A Resume' webinar. We discussed tips for competing in today's job market. The webinar was jam-packed with helpful tips. Here are the top tweetable quotes from the webinar. Enjoy! "Your resume should be a snapshot of your talent potential" - Tania Richardson [Tweet this] "If you don't have a linkedin profile, I'm wondering…read more
About

Introducing HBCU to STARTUP

Fourteen years ago, I graduated from a small HBCU (Historically Black College and University) called University of Maryland Eastern Shore with a degree in computer science. I walked across the stage with 25 other computer science graduates. Our racial/cultural/ethnic identities was a mix of African American, African, Latino, Caribbean, Indian and Middle Eastern. In addition, we were 50% female. Fast-forward fourteen years, I now live…read more