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Gene Wade was named CEO of the Propel Center, a new HBCU technology and learning hub

Founder and CEO, Gene Wade has been named the Chief Executive Officer of “The Propel Center”.  The Propel Center is a technology and learning hub dedicated to HBCU’s you in the country. Wade was most recently the Founder and CEO of Honors Pathway in Oakland, California, a social enterprise that provided low-income students with over 500 hours of in-person coaching and mentorship while attending their first year of college for free. He also serves on the boards of the Pahara Institute, Portal Schools, and Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area, all of which are excellent foundations for his current job with Propel Center.

Story Originally covered by “Black Enterprise”.

https://www.blackenterprise.com/gene-wade-named-ceo-of-the-propel-center-a-new-hbcu-technology-and-learning-hub-dedicated-to-preparing-the-next-generation-of-innovators-and-entrepreneurs/
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Good luck comes for “Career Karma”.

“Career Karma”, founded by Ruben Harris started the company with the goal of providing those looking to start a career in technology with the correct job training programs and ongoing assistance as they go through their professions. Today, the company announced a $40 million Series B investment round headed by Top Tier Capital Partners, a worldwide venture capital firm based in San Francisco.

With the latest round of funding, Career Karma will grow into higher education and hire additional important employees.

There is currently not one company that dominates the reskilling space. Whichever player aggregates demand will become the category leader in the $2.2 trillion post-secondary education market,” said Credit Karma CEO Ruben Harris in an official news release shared with AfroTech. “With over 10 million job openings in the United States and more than 4 million people who have recently quit their jobs, employers are beginning to accept alternative credentials while workers are increasingly choosing these pathways to upskill into roles that are in high demand.”

Story originally covered by “AfroTech”.

https://afrotech.com/career-karma-raises-40-million-in-funding
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Black Students Talk Tech

“Black Students Talk Tech” (BSTT) is an in-depth experience led by Black tech leaders for HBCU students. “Black Women Talk Tech,” an organization that provides a community for Black female founders and leaders of tech firms, established the program. They founded BSTT to ensure that pupils learn about business at a young age, realizing that information and relationships are typically barriers for Black entrepreneurs. These students can become the innovative professionals we need in the future generation if they have the correct foundation. BSTT was designed as a 6-week program that will take place every Saturday from January 8th to February 12th, 2022, in order to cover enough concepts. To qualify for the program you must be a  undergraduate HBCU student in their second or third year with a 2.5 GPA or above. 

Story Originally covered by “HBCUBUZZ”.

https://hbcubuzz.com/2021/12/black-students-talk-tech-creates-program-for-hbcu-students-interested-in-tech-entrepreneurship/
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“Inpath,” a social media app for the highs and lows of life.

“Inpath,” a new social media app changing the way people interact with social media. Rather than just sharing images that you want to show to the public, the app encourages users to be open and honest about the low points as well.

Ziarekenya Smith, the app’s founder, has spent the last six years designing and developing the software in order to remove negative stigmas and improve comprehension in online interactions. According to Smith, the platform’s goal is to “recreate the human experience” and create a more balanced online environment.

This Black-led social network is being created at a key juncture at which more people are talking about how social media is hurting their mental health. Inpathy seeks to make a difference by encouraging individuals to share both their highs and lows online.

Story originally covered by thegrio