Black Tech Startups Need Black Youth Encouragement

News / Thursday, November 5th, 2009

I spend easily 50% of my time reading about technology startups. Watching them get funded, seeing what business models take off and reading the stories of how they went from idea to executed company.  There are so many new technology companies being created everyday. Some fail, some succeed but the great part is that people are taking the chance to create something. One of the things that frustrates me is the lack of African Americans creating technology-based start-ups. Before people start jumping at me saying, “What are your talking about I’m a Black tech entrepreneur?!”


An outstanding article by Navarrow Wright, President of Maximum Leverage Solutions and Co-Founder of with Russell Simmons. Wright was former CTO of and offers insight on how we can encourage black youth to pursue technology entrepreneurship as a real and practical path to wealth and riches.

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