Meet The First Batch of Startups In The BUILDUP Fellows Program

At BUILDUP our mission is to mentor, educate and connect underrepresented entrepreneurs in technology. To achieve our goal BUILDUP provides the following opportunities to underrepresented technology entrepreneurs:

A two week fellows program
Educational fireside chats with investors/founders
Entrepreneurship workshops

This year we've held two pilot programs to prove our hypothesis and show the need for such resources for underrepresented technology entrepreneurs . The first was a month long workshop and the second was the Fellows Program.

The BUILDUP Fellows Program is an [...]





Press: BUILDUP Partners with Leading Tech Companies to Help Solve Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Offical press release on PRWeb:BUILDUP Partners with Leading Tech Companies to Help Solve Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

BUILDUP, a U.S. based 501(c)(3) non-profit teams with Twitter, TechCrunch, Uber, Google and Galvanize to produce a six-part technical workshop series to prepare individuals from underrepresented groups for careers in technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 20, 2015 – BUILDUP a U.S. based 501(c)(3) non-profit designed to connect, mentor and educate technology entrepreneurs, today announced it is working with several leading edge tech companies to deliver a [...]

Announcing The BUILDUP Technical Workshops Series with Google, Twitter, UBER, Galvanize and TechCrunch

Over the past year BUILDUP has held several events focused on entrepreneurship, tech culture and venture capital but as Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area tech companies reflects staggeringly low representation of employees and tech founders across gender and racial categories in contrast to the diverse population of the world, we wanted to do more.

Today BUILDUP is excited to announce a five week, six series technical workshop series with Google, Twitter, UBER, Galvanize and TechCrunch starting May 26th. The BUILDUP Workshop Series is designed to educate and prepare individuals [...]

BUILDUP Radio Episode 3 – What Angel Investors Look For In Founders with Manny Fernandez

“Ask for money, and get advice
Ask for advice, get money twice”
-- PitBull

One of BUILDUP goals is to connect founders with angel investors. One of the rising stars in the angel investment community is the highly connected Manny Fernandez. Many is the Co-Founder/ CEO of DreamFunded. DreamFunded is the only equity based platform that delivers top quality deals with completed due diligence reports to accredited investors, using proprietary algorithms to match member preferences to deal flow.

Manny Fernandez is a Stanford University educated angel investor and a serial [...]

The Top Startup, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship Articles This Past Week

BUILDBox curates the best building resources for technology entrepreneurs, daily.

How Many VCs Should You Pitch for Series A£ by @NextViewVC12 Small Business Tools for Smooth Sailing in 2015 by Alex IvanovsPrioritizing Diversity In 2015 via @TechCrunch by @joelle_emersonHow to Build Online Relationships into Meaningful Networks via @msusterWhy Your Company Needs Marketing Materials via Create Business GrowthWhat should you include in your monthly investment update£ via @jasonWe Will Never Need Another Financing - @bfeld101 [...]

BUILDUP Radio Episode 2 – Semil Shah on How Can Underrepresented Minorities In Tech (URM) Can Build Bridges With Investors

As the conversation about Underrepresented Minorities In Tech (URM) continues to evolve from meritocracy, to work force numbers, to can you name more than five African-American tech founders in Silicon Valley/ San Francisco Bay Area some investors acknowledge they haven't been pitched from a "URM" and some wonder what can they do to about it. One such investor is Semil Shah, Venture Advisor to Bullpen Capital and GGV Capital and direct investor with his fund called Haystack. Semil wrote about "minorities in tech, startups, and investing via his blog and since then curated a URM Twitter list [...]

Diversity in Tech, What’s Next? Collaboration and Capital

Repost from my November 26th, USA Today ArticleWayne Sutton: Three questions about diversity in tech

Google kickstarted a movement among Silicon Valley and Bay Area tech companies when they released their diversity workforce numbers in mid-2014. USA Today has chronicled the many reports that followed from multiple tech companies this year, and hosted a series of interviews and events. The conversation about diversity in tech – from data to assumptions to unconscious bias – continues to grow as 2014 comes to a close.

My company, BUILDUP, is a new accelerator launching in 2015 focused [...]