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

December 21, 2016

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 […]

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Uber’s Nicole Cuellar Stays True To Herself

December 8, 2016

At Howard University, grad, Nicole Cuellar wasn’t focused on technology at all. Her love for travel led her to major in Spanish and Russian, and landed her a Fulbright award to teach English in Russia for a year. When she came back in ‘08, finding a job in a rough economy proved difficult.  “I was […]

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McKeever Conwell Joins TEDCO Investment Team

November 15, 2016

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 […]

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If BlackTwitter and Slack Had a Baby

May 23, 2016

Apple made waves last year when the tech giant unleashed a series of ethnic emoji updates as part of iOS 8.3.  But for many in the black community, the darkening of existing emojis just wasn’t enough.  For those hoping for a social platform that more accurately reflects their culture, look no further than new app […]

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Morehouse Alum Builds Spotify for Sermons

March 20, 2016

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, […]

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New App Created By Livingstone Alum Makes Sharing Songs Easier

January 20, 2016

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 […]

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

January 11, 2016

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 […]

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

November 2, 2015

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, […]

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