Obama's Legacy for Startups

“[I]t has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things—some celebrated, but more often men and women obscure in their labor—who have carried us up the long rugged path towards prosperity and freedom.”_ – President Obama, Inaugural Address, January 21, 2009

As the 44th President of the United States bid farewell to the nation in his final public address this week, we couldn’t help but get a little nostalgic as we recalled everything this administration has done over the past 8 years to prioritize entrepreneurship and support startups in this country, and around the globe.

Age Is Just A Number

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The gender gap in technology is a huge problem but the lack of diversity goes even farther than gender. In the startup world, we see a pretty similar demographic and not only is there a lack of females but a lack of varying ethnicities, educational backgrounds, religious views, and age groups.

Celebrating our Women-in-Tech Heroes

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Each year on August 26 we celebrate Women’s Equality Day, marking the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to participate more fully in the political process of the United States by voting. This is a day to recognize the brave, visionary women who fought for equal rights, and to honor those who continue to do so today.