Startup Weekend Hacking Bias
Friday, October 7 - 9, 2016
Friday, October 7 - 9, 2016
Event starts at 6:00 pm
Kapor Center for Social Impact
2148 Broadway Street
Tech Solutions to Tech's Diversity Problems!
Join us in Oakland on the weekend of October 7th to turn your diversity ideas into action in 54 hours in an inclusive and diverse atmosphere! For more information on judges, mentors, and a detailed schedule, click here. There are also community scholarships available for $5 for the weekend!
We invite you to explore what’s possible and meet your potential next investor! We're looking for passionate designers, developers, community members, and business/non-profit professionals who want to make a difference and improve diversity in tech companies. Come learn the basics of founding and launching a successful people operations venture, while solving real problems in tech. You can participate just for the experience—serious creative thinking, inspired work, and a lot of fun!
- Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers.
- Teams form organically around the ideas and those that have the most popular votes or team members carry on past Friday night. Each team must have at least three people.
- Leading researchers will present recent findings on the leaky pipeline and unconscious bias.
- What follows is a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation.
- The event culminates with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders which presents another opportunity for critical feedback.
- Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a co-founder, meet someone new, or simply learn a new skill that stretches them beyond their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups.
About the Research: The Leaky Tech Pipeline framework illuminates how bias and barriers affect each step along the pathway to becoming a software engineer, tech employee, or tech founder. Barriers and biases affect the outcomes at each stage, and result in the cumulative disparities seen in the tech industry. The framework takes into account education, demographic, and industry data and incorporates social science research on bias, inequity, and disparities. The pipeline itself consists of multiple broad stages (e.g., K-12 education, college, career entry, career advancement) and describes disparities in tech as a complex and systemic problem.
Friday October 7th
Saturday October 8th
Sunday October 9th
Coaches and Mentors
Previously, Uriridiakoghene served as Director of Global Programs at Village Capital, a global accelerator program and venture capital firm which supports healthcare, education, agriculture, energy and FinTech businesses. At Village Capital she worked side by side with entrepreneurs from around the world helping them grow their ideas into marketable businesses.
Uriridiakoghene received her MBA with a concentration in Health Sector Management from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. She is a native San Franciscan and a proud UC Berkeley Alum.
In her free time, you will likely find Uriridiakoghene watching Bollywood movies or playing with her niece Maya.
I have been blogging publicly for 15 years and writing for much longer than that. I have discovered that one of the most powerful ways that we communicate with each other is through storytelling and how the digital landscape has forever changed the way we interpret, understand, express, and share stories.
As an educator (Masters in Education) I have discovered a true passion for teaching and instructing others and the importance of creating everlasting-value for the generations to come. And, as a coach, I love serving others. I love seeing my team and partners eyes light up as principle truths are shared in a safe and trusted environment. There are few greater satisfactions for me than to see others succeed.
Techstars Startup Weekend Oakland is 100% led by volunteer community leaders.
Learn how to get involved here
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