Today I want to share with you an awesome organization that is doing some great work called HBCUvc. HBCUvc is a VC organization that supports students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities through a fellowship that lasts a full academic year. The fellowship is designed to teach students all about entrepreneurship with a goal of expanding racial diversity in the tech sector.
As a white man living in 21st Century America, it is critical that I surround myself with the wealth of experience, knowledge, and opinions that come from a diverse workplace.
As the founder of a company, I believe that it is essential that we are committed to building a diverse workplace. Diversity comes in many forms including gender, racial, and cultural (to name a few). As a white man living in 21st Century America, it is critical that I surround myself with the wealth of experience, knowledge, and opinions that come from a diverse workplace. Diverse settings help to build better products and experiences because more perspectives mean fewer assumptions about what customers need and want. It is my goal as the leader of an organization to appeal to thousands of schools across the country and ultimately across the world. Our nation and our world are not singular. I am committed to being thoughtful about our recruiting mechanisms at Mend the Gap and working with an organization like HBCUvc to recruit and employ students and graduates of HBCUs is a great way to help support the growth of racial diversity in a company.
I am so excited about the work on HBCUvc and I look forward to becoming a long-term partner with the organization as I continue my journey in establishing Mend the Gap as a leader in educational AI.