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Solution Day 51: The Tech Industry Should Look Like This; More Tech Inclusion Conference Speakers…

Solution Day 51: The Tech Industry Should Look Like This; More Tech Inclusion Conference Speakers Announced!

Hear from Google, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Mayor of Oakland and more!

Today we’re happy to announce our second batch of speakers for the 2016 Tech Inclusion Conference.

Join us in an opening fireside chat with Evan Sharp, Co-Founder of Pinterest and Abby Maldonado, Diversity Programs Specialist of Pinterest with Melinda Briana Epler, CEO of Change Catalyst. Learn how this rapidly growing startup is embedding inclusion into its culture early.

Also don’t miss Monique Woodard, Venture Partner at 500 Startups; Parker Thompson, Partner at AngelList; Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer of San Francisco; Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland, and many, many more!

Over 28 new speakers announced including:

LIBBY SCHAAF, Mayor of Oakland

Libby Schaaf

EVAN SHARP, Co-founder, CCO of Pinterest

Evan Sharp

JAY NATH, Chief Innovation Officer for Mayor Lee at City and County of San Francisco

Jay Nath

ARLAN HAMILTON, Founder & Managing Partner at Backstage Capital

Arlan Hamilton

HEATHER FRIEDLAND, Chief Product Officer at Glassdoor

Heather Friedland

CHARLES HUDSON, Managing Partner at Precursor Ventures

Charles Hudson

JULIE ANN CROMMETT, Entertainment Industry Educator in Chief at Google

Julie Ann Crommett

PARKER THOMPSON, Partner at AngelList
VATSAL MEHTA, Director, Solutions Engineering at Facebook
LYNZI ZIEGENHAGEN, Founder/CEO at Schoolzilla
KISHA M RICHARDSON, Senior Software Engineer Westfield Labs
POORNIMA VIJAYASHANKER, Founder at Femgineer
JON SWARTZ, San Francisco Bureau Chief at USA Today
MEGAN ROSE DICKEY, Reporter at TechCrunch
HADIYAH MUJHID, Founder at HBCU to Startup
CHRIS GENTEEL Head of Diversity Markets & Supplier Diversity at Google SARAH CLATTERBUCK, Director of Engineering: Application Infrastructure, Women in Tech & Accessibility at LinkedIn
INDIGO OCEAN DUTTON, Community Leader/ Founder at Conscious Professionals of Color

See the full list of speakers here: //sf16.techinclusion.co

Startup Showcase & Pitch Competition.

CALLING ALL STARTUPS! You’re invited to apply to showcase and pitch your startup at Tech Inclusion — San Francisco. Selected startups will pitch to judges and investors and showcase their solutions at the conference.

Tech Inclusion 2016 Startup Showcase Pitch Judges

Meet the judges!

Claire Lee, Managing Director II, Stage Banking at Silicon Valley Bank
Monique Woodard, Venture Partner at 500 Startups
Ryan Hoover, Founder of Product Hunt
Joe Vasquez, Founding Director at Michelson Runway Accelerator
Trevor Thomas, General Partner at Cross Culture Ventures

We’re looking for the most amazing and diverse startups and entrepreneurs who are building new products and services in the following categories:

  • EdTech
  • FinTech
  • PeopleTech (NEW!)

Ten (10) outstanding early stage entrepreneurs will pitch to investors. Companies will be limited to five (5) minutes to pitch and may include a presentation (maximum 6 slides). Prizes include cash awards, coaching, accelerator interviews, invitation-only brunch with showcase sponsor and more.

Startups can apply to pitch here: Startup Showcase Application

Early Bird Rates End Sept. 13!

2-Day Conference | Career Fair | Startup Showcase

Tech Inclusion is for the entire tech community: engineers and designers, entrepreneurs and policymakers, university faculty, students, recruiters and corporate executives… of every race, gender, age, ability and geography.

Join us and you’ll experience inclusive and accessible design, learn new solutions to diversity and inclusion, meet diverse entrepreneurs and investors, speak with policymakers and educators, and network with inclusive recruiters and other people who care about creating change in the tech ecosystem.

Admission will increase to $299 after September 13, 2016. This event will sell out.

Tech Inclusion Conference

Tech Inclusion:

Join us for this inclusive tech event, where you’ll experience inclusive and accessible design, participate in the inclusivity conversation, learn new solutions to diversity and inclusion, meet entrepreneurs and investors, speak with policymakers and educators, and network with inclusive recruiters and other people who care about creating change in the tech ecosystem.

Tech Inclusion 2016 is for the entire tech community: engineers and designers, entrepreneurs and policymakers, university faculty, students, recruiters and corporate executives… of every race, gender, age, ability and geography.

About Change Catalyst:

Change Catalyst empowers diverse, inclusive and sustainable tech innovation — through education, community engagement and mentorship. Change Catalyst is a Certified B Corp, winning the “Best for the World”​ award for community impact in 2014 and “Best in the World”​ overall in 2015

The Change Catalyst Team

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