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Startup Digest Silicon Valley-SF Bay Area - Issue #1

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Silicon Valley-SF Bay Area
Silicon Valley-SF Bay Area
The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Silicon Valley & the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Interesting Reads
A conference, or an ‘event’, is a bundle. The only part of that bundle that obviously works online today is the content. It’s really straightforward to turn a conference presentation or a panel into a video stream, but none of the rest is straightforward at all.
What do Black people in technology feel enabled to work on? There seems to me to be this overriding belief that the most value a Black person can bring to the technology community is to turn their energy towards “Black things”. This is to say that if you are not directly working towards diversity initiatives, funding other Black people, building directly for Black people — you are not the voice to be elevated.
Do you work at a company with mostly white people? Are the handful of Black people at your company mostly serving everybody in some way (receptionists, security guards, cafeteria staff, and so on)? Considering this country’s history of forcing Black people into servitude and subjugation, how much longer will you allow yourself to be pampered like this at work by this particular group of people?
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Techstars Startup Digest Silicon Valley-SF Bay Area is curated by:
Allen Hinkelman Allen Hinkelman
Peter Shin Peter Shin
Heather Orsi Heather Orsi
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