The Kapor Center operates at the intersection of technology and racial and social justice. Along with our sibling organizations, the Level Playing Field Institute and Kapor Capital, we work to create a “STEM to startup” approach to diversifying the tech ecosystem and entrepreneurship.
Our Community Engagement efforts strive for Oakland to have a thriving ecosystem with equitable access to the tech sector. This means:
- increased and coordinated on-ramps into the tech sector – through computer science education, workforce development, and connections to industry – for school-aged youth as well as residents with nontraditional pathways
- an ever-growing number of tech startups by founders of color supported via the Oakland Startup Network
- an inclusive tech sector that strengthens the City’s character and fabric through cross sector partnerships and collective impact
- modeling what we learn and experience beyond Oakland
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