Meeting of the Minds featured on The Urban Loop Podcast

Episode 21 of The Urban Loop Podcast with Rohan Dasika featured our Executive Director, Jessie Feller Hahn. In a wide-ranging conversation, Rohan and Jessie discussed many topics, including the role of convening organizations in pandemic-era thought leadership, best practices for enabling effective sharing of knowledge, models, and ideas across industries, how the pandemic has reshaped city priorities, and more.

Our thanks to Rohan for including us in this week’s episode. You can listen to this episode on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify.

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Building Inclusive Ecosystems: Reflections from HBCU@SXSW [PODCAST]

This March, we joined OHUB in Austin for their signature program, HBCU@SXSW, where African American, Pan Asian, and Latinx students are sponsored to gain immersive exposure, interactive learning opportunities and direct access to paid summer internships and early career roles.

Rodney Sampson, the founder of OHUB, welcomed us to HBCU@SXSW, where we met and interviewed professionals and executives of corporations focused on operationalizing racial equity. All of our interviews are featured in this podcast series, Planning for the New Majority: A collection of stories from OHUB@SXSW19.

Check out episodes one and two!

Our final episode, “Inclusive Ecosystems,” features Rodney Sampson from Opportunity Hub, Dell Gines from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Catarina Schwab from NPX, and Ben Hect from Living Cities. Listen to learn how racial equity can be embedded into the process of creating a network of support for founders of color and the role that both private and institutional investors can play to accelerate this process.

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In the podcast, Rodney and Dell share the value of cross-sector relationships such as their own. Check out their report, Building Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Communities of Color, informed by their experiences in different sectors.

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Capital for the New Majority: Reflections from HBCU@SXSW [PODCAST]

Opportunity Hub (OHUB) is the leading future of work, startup entrepreneurship, early stage investment and multi-generational wealth creation for everyone, everywhere. OHUB is an official diversity, equity & inclusion partner of South by Southwest (SXSW).

This March, we joined OHUB in Austin for their signature program, HBCU@SXSW, where African American, Pan Asian, and Latinx students are sponsored to gain immersive exposure, interactive learning opportunities and direct access to paid summer internships and early career roles.

Rodney Sampson, the founder of OHUB, welcomed us to HBCU@SXSW, where we met and interviewed professionals and executives of corporations focused on operationalizing racial equity. The interviews are featured in this podcast series, “Planning for the New Majority: A collection of stories from OHUB@SXSW19.”

Check out our first episode!

Our second episode, “Capital Formation” features:

Listen to learn more about interesting approaches to increasing visibility of the capital stack available for people of color, and the role that philanthropy can play in de-risking investments in black and brown founders and fund managers.

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Skills Development and Talent Placement: Reflections from HBCU@SXSW [PODCAST]

Opportunity Hub (OHUB) is the leading future of work, startup entrepreneurship, early stage investment and multi-generational wealth creation for everyone, everywhere. OHUB is an official diversity, equity & inclusion partner of South by Southwest (SXSW).

This March, we joined OHUB in Austin for their signature program, HBCU@SXSW, where African American, Pan Asian, and Latinx students are sponsored to gain immersive exposure, interactive learning opportunities and direct access to paid summer internships and early career roles. In 2019, 252 students from 100 colleges and universities were sponsored to attend HBCU@SXSW, and ninety percent of the students were placed in paid summer internships or permanent jobs.

Rodney Sampson is the founder of OHUB, an expert entrepreneurship ecosystem builder and a contributor to the Builders and Benefactors group. We are excited to continue to learn from his efforts to develop a pipeline for tech talent of color and we are proud to share the belief that high-growth entrepreneurship is a tool for closing racial wealth and income gaps. Rodney’s commitment to developing inclusive ecosystems while investing in black and brown entrepreneurs is both an inspiration and proof point for what the capital for the new majority could look like.
Rodney welcomed us to HBCU@SXSW, where we met and interviewed professionals and executives of corporations focused on operationalizing racial equity. The interviews are featured in this podcast series, Planning for the New Majority: A collection of stories from OHUB@SXSW19

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Featured in this podcast are Maurice Wilkins of Fastly, Wayne Davis of Comcast, and Michael Ellison of CodePath.org.

Our first episode, Skills Development and Talent Placement features Maurice Wilkins of Fastly, Wayne Davis of Comcast, and Michael Ellison of CodePath.org. Listen in to hear their thoughts on how competency building, such as skills development, can change the way the tech industry defines the roles of people of color in the field. As Michael, Wayne and Maurice put it, we need more than disconnected efforts to shift narratives on how people of color are valued and attracted to the tech industry– we need an army of people who celebrate and nurture their excellence.

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