Driving for Diversity in the startup sector

A 2017 report by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that from 1990 to 2016, women represented less than 10 percent of the entrepreneurial and venture capital labor pool, while Hispanics represented about 2 percent and black people represented less than 1 percent. That was despite participation rates in education programs that led to careers in these sectors being much higher.

“We should be reflective of the larger society we live in,” said Chris Valentine, producer for SXSW Pitch. “If we can create a platform where we can showcase different types of people, then we are doing ourselves and the community a favor.” READ MORE AT STATESMAN

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