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Blacks in tech
Tristan Walker is a technology entrepreneur who aims to diversify the tech industry by recruiting top young Black and Latinx talent to Silicon Valley. In 2012, he left his position as director of business development at Foursquare to found Walker & Company, which creates beauty products for people of color.
Freeman Hrabowski has been president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, since 1992. In 2012 President Obama named him to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, and his leadership has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Time and The Washington Post.
Erica Williams Simon is the CEO of Sage House, a content, experience and consulting company. She is co-host and co-creator of the Rosario Dawson-produced talk show The Assembly and the host of the podcast The Call with Erica.
Neal Sáles-Griffin is managing director of the tech accelerator Techstars Chicago and a venture partner at MATH Venture Partners. He is an adjunct faculty member at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.
William Michael Cunningham is an economist, investment analyst and a strong advocate for crowdfunding. He is the author of the entrepreneurial advice book The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding for Small Businesses and Startups and founder of MinorityFinance.com, CreativeInvest.com and BlackCrowdFunding.net. He is an adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University as well.
Hiawatha Bray is a reporter and columnist covering technology and the tech industry for the Boston Globe’s business section. In 2001, Bray was the recipient of an Overseas Press Club award for his series on telephone and internet access in Africa, “Wiring Africa.