Equity in Tech —The Oakland Model

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Ranked one of the top cities in the United States for startups, Oakland’s tech economy is growing rapidly – along with a deliberate effort on many fronts to prioritize equity. Many of Oakland's homegrown companies are mission-driven and reflective of the City’s demographics. Tech companies that move here encounter a culture that prioritizes diversity and inclusion. Learn about initiatives to break down social and racial barriers and cultivate an equitable tech economy.

+ Jose Corona / City of Oakland Office of the Mayor
+ Marisa Raya / Oakland Economic and Workforce Development Department
+ Cedric Brown / Kapor Center for Social Impact
+ Kelley Nayo Jahi / Qeyno Labs
+ Kuang Chen / Captricity


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