BUILDUP Interview with Rev. Jesse Jackson on Diversity and Inclusion In Tech, Politics and Black History Month

Last week BUILDUP co-hosted a Diversity and Inclusion in Tech roundtable with Rev. Jesse Jackson at Galvanize. Prior to the roundtable, BUILDUP General Partner Wayne Sutton had the opportunity to interview Rev. Jesse Jackson. During the interview Rev. Jackson discussed everything from Selma, why is he involved in tech space and Black History Month. You can watch the interview below.

You can view photos from the event on the Event Photos: Diversity and Inclusion Technology Round Table With Rev. Jesse Jackson at Galvanize in San Francisco post.

The Motto For Entrepreneurs: “Keep Moving Forward”

There are a few mottos and motivational quotes for entrepreneurs such as "just ship it" and Doing is for DOers by Jeff Lawson, CEO of Twilio. For me it's "keep moving forward". I use it often on Twitter as a hashtag #keepmovingforward. Keep moving forward to me simbolizes over coming obstacles, learning from mistakes/failures, starting over, never giving up, hope, a can do attitude, future opportunities, moving towards a goal and more.

What some may not know or I wonder if anyone else has figured out that I started using "keep moving forward" after watching Meet The Robinsons Disney [...]

Your Time is Limited via Steve Jobs

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
via Steve Jobs


Video: Community, Basketball Legends and the Lower 9th Ward During the 2012 NCAA Final Four in New Orleans

While attending the 2012 NCAA Final Four in New Orleans with Buick, Hajj Flemings and myself wanted to visit the Lower 9th Ward to reflect on life, community and New Orleans after hurricane Katrina. Just five miles down the road there was an entire community that was dealing with life after one of the nation's worst national disasters Hurricane Katrina that took place seven years ago. Buick captured our thoughts as we visited the area.

We felt strongly about telling this story from an outsiders perspective on the weekend of college basketball's biggest stage. Because telling this story [...]