6 Mobile Apps and Email Newsletters For Entrepreneurs To Stay Current In Tech News

As a geek, nerd and entrepreneur I've been obsessed with tech. That also means I've also been obsessed with tech news. As a former Network Admin/IT guy I had the benefit of setting up web servers, databases and watching the birth of RSS (Really Simple Syndication). RSS Feeds were once the once lifeline of all blogs and tech news. RSS "news readers" were launched like mobile apps today and while successful at the time struggled to gain enough traction outside of the teach world. While a lot of RSS News Readers, had a slow death such as Google Reader. My Google Reader once categorized over 3100 [...]

Why Underrepresented Entrepreneurs Don’t Have To Worry About The Looming Tech Bubble

We are not in a tech bubble, we are not in a tech bubble, we are not in a tech bubble, but the overall financial market will change being impacted by these three variables; the concern of a new president, more startups are taking longer to go public and the current state of public tech companies in the market. Various Silicon Valley tech investors have debated over the last year if we are in a tech bubble or not. Tech press/media has been keeping the bubble hype conversation flowing.

Last week a great article was published on Oz titled "What's Eating Silicon Valley" and challenges [...]

2016 Technology Predictions and Why They Matter For Entrepreneurs on USA Today’s Podcast

Mid December I was a guest on the USA Today's Tech Podcast to talk about Google For Entrepreneurs Women's Demo Day, the work I've been doing with diverse and underrepresented entrepreneurs BUILDUP and 2016 tech predictions. The podcast turned into so much more and I hope some education for us all as four time Super Bowl Championships and now entrepreneur Bill Romanowski joined the podcast to talk about football and the upcoming movie Concussion starring Will Smith.

This past Monday I had a meeting with Marlon Nichols, investor at CrosscultureVC and we talked about investor market trends [...]

19 Recent Diversity and Inclusion in Tech Articles Everyone Should Read

In 2014 the diversity and inclusion conversation in tech reached an all time high and as we kick off 2015 the topic doesn't seem to be losing any steam; which is great as a lot of change is needed. Below are some of the more recent articles about diversity in tech that I believe everyone should read. The articles range from women in tech, sexism, under represented minorities in tech, the wealth and access gap, to defining what diversity actually means. If I missed any recent articles, let me know in the comments.

What Diversity Actually Means

Does Your Team Reflect "The Dream"?

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The Top 20 Startup and Building Resources for Entrepreneurs This Week via BUILDBox.co

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

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#startupschool notes: Nate Blecharczyk, Founder, Airbnb

You need confidence
You are going to fail more than you succeed
Past experiences prepare you
Worse thing is have a partner that doesn't work hard as you do
Choosing your partners is one of the most important things you can do
Three clicks to book it
There is a lot of stress when starting a company
Investors don't want Ms they want Bs
Before you quit you have to give it 100%
You need people who will never give up
It's better to have a few users to love you vs a 1000 users who like you
Do things that don't scale
perseverance is what matters the most