PUSH Tech 2020 aims to increase diversity in Silicon Valley

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his Rainbow Push Coalition served as the headliners for PUSH Tech 2020. The one-day conference took place in San Francisco and allowed aspiring entrepreneurs to share their ideas with tech executives and venture capitalists.

There were also panel discussions on tech diversity and pitch sessions. The startup eHarvest Hub walked away with the top prize of $10,000, which was announced during a reception at Yelp’s headquarters. Each contestant in the pitch competition received an HP computer and $1,000 cash prize that was raised by attendees at the conference.

Earlier in the day, Intel  announced that it would give $5 million over the next five years to Oakland Technical and McClymonds high schools. The program will provide hardware, training, and internships for students in order to prepare them for jobs in the tech industry.

Check out photos from the event below.

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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  • derel
    May 8, 2015

    $10,000…this is damn laughable. These firms had to pay Jesse J $100,000 just to show up. Sheesh.

  • sugarntasty
    October 30, 2016

    Reading the article it’s defeating how,same rhetoric explain decrying racism. Apparently many factors why this continue now,compare industries finance,law firms,medical,engineering,consultant firms,mining companies (now IT) and chemical industries. Where is emphasize of diversity also, those qualified eager take advantage of jobs? Mention prior of H1-B yes it’s preference “Anglophile business world not EU yes, non English markets where proficient without pressure of guess workers. Difference there allow make equivalent “compensations along eventually “citizenship also you’ll ask why. American,Canadian,British and Australian firms eager to slight nationals it’s profits not personnel. Critics say I’m bias how allow to dominate non engineering,human resources,planning,marketing and product develop I didn’t say where. Proficient just nationalist why ratio of firing majority non-H1- recommend inquire to Orcale,Microsoft,Dell and Apple Inc. why continue place guess workers above nationals? Article mention diversity is this valid,or preferential treatment…guy saying haven’t seen particular color this racist? First majority teams in work force,solidarity personal level of interest choice to share. Usually extended hours in technology,engineering and digital media you,seldom make correspondence myself rather be loner! Critical of lack of diversity overall where is attention,qualified applicants reason staunch
    assumption “chosen” industries retain. Certain quota regarding engineering male,nationalism
    and alumni those critical seldom participate circumvent the racism. Tidal online stream “payment”
    dismal think because Jay Z going present merit. Don’t follow specific regulated amount which,
    labels willing to pay ask Jay Z to promote LGBT rights and Black engineers? Saying racism where
    is Black corporations” moment you expose reverse bigotry. Majority of Black media attempts,to censor you no with clue. Become independent Jay Z can’t deter you from achieving goals if your
    awaiting promise or welcoming. Living a dream eventually going to scream,Tech industry majority of color staff and gender failed to advocate the injustice!

    Anyhow those saying slighted engineering, not about personal desire of (creative ingenuity) majority. Co-workers specialized (efficiency) this what must,bring to workforce able continue training networking. Not old process just resume attending local “Tech (forums) become member get yourself out there insecurity yes. Many LGBTQ rather compliant not participate not to late to join the clubs why Indians making strides. Difference not knowledge rather, replicate “engineering concepts” Nordic regions; laughs Indian engineering colleges. Never make to listing why (curriculum is deficient) never innovated,independent academic theories why India. Continue promote joint to influence migration of nationals which causing agitation workforce Essences,Balkans region (Romania and Bulgaria) train finest hardware and desk top application engineers which is minor. Why not given chance jobs in USA and Canada preference of India revert foreign firms slight others conflicts on jobs. USA women face sexism from guess worker supervisors,not using company policies there cultural influence. Bigotry is determine by those decrying racism majority indifference taught theories regarding associations India is paramount. Why not American join them,Indians gotten enrich with engineering trade using nonsense better what? K-12 good at “root theories” incapable (thinking independently) make mistakes fault others cartels,yes I’m bashing monopoly of India they detest others. Even Whites if not senior or executive level everyone notice “arrogance” preference of nationals call up Apple Inc. and Net Apps where. Diversity women,LGBTQ and Blacks you must not concede, many firms global apply and get hired.

    Indian associations ICTACEM,APTI,IIIE,INAE,AeSI,IeIndia,IETE,IACSIT,IAENG and IIChE lobbying for migrates get best jobs. Explore Indian colleges networking only English workforce Obama allow more to migrate to non-engineering jobs! Black is this exact or …being held back everyone,rejoicing of careers savvy,competitions is taught or is it expecting. Black face to honor you give welcoming a joke,as LGBTQ equivalent these are myths. Attitude yourself, not baggage of social disparity you must except this…regarding interaction among Blacks in tech it’s moderate. Entrenched egoism feeling (academically superior) yeah,plenty of this in America from everyone “alumni” is paramount why Indians eager. To enroll to fit into ideal student get hired whom,getting majority internships…corporate cartels well networking. Income affiliation is essential industries compare Bulgaria engineering is top career interest why lack of jobs? Now infatuation of salaries don’t believe the hype,you make which considered effort of company nothing more. Also journalism what everyone is making determined factors markets. Rival firms so if all Black or LGBTQ where going agree of course not it’s business, African nationals and Blacks seldom get along jobs due difference in culture whom. Against both Indians whom disfavor “qualifications of women,LGBTQ and Blacks notice. Asian firms seldom hire Indians ideology and nationalism both,refuse false distorted journalism diversity. H1-B is biggest enemy of American nationals regarding Black associations well,BDPA,NSBE,NOBCCRE and AABE. Forgotten Black Girls Code and Black Technology net I suggest continuing theorize,ability of efficiency wasting time.

    Regarding Asian firms (non-Indian) emphasize specialization, of technology and engineering Nordic regions” share this also. Ratio of Africans,Blacks and South Americans doing well in Nordic colleges mention Latin America where is successful engineering societies. Awaiting a chance most migrated to EU,USA and U.K challenge “diversity” is it actually bigotry mention financial societies women gain entrance. Failed allow equality whom controls the concepts those whom,establish “Hip Hop” is racism demeaning to those not brainwashed. Detest society okay purchase this garbage…Jay Z if reading monologue with damn facts why haven’t Tidal hired. Blacks and diversity article eluding color factors, not resolving imbalance diversity problem those gaining. Ability continue there knowledge seldom observe Black students studying enrolling higher education I know. Going say I’m generalizing what ever,animosity between gender in Black society notice this both marketing executive woman. Detest male junior senior executive eventually removed him. Where is equality I know we all use propaganda yes myself towards Indian H1-B causing disparity conflict of labor for American nationals. Yes enjoy my critical rendering ask the diverse “personal in technology” firms to increase chances refuse to Drummond of Google he is in-house lawyer rule as EU large law firm,never hire well. Mr.Drummond doesn’t need them making 40 times average salary efficient in technology not his heritage. Jay Z help your folks,those expecting welcoming Essence article favors this unity, opposite women in non-technology divisions tech industry. Harsh upon lesser personal which is males also,conflict whom dominated remember whom establish,finance,develop and alumni it’s gender and nationalism this envy.Asians firms reputation favor there own,labor need to be enforce allow diversity locals obtaining training. Laws of EU especially Nordic region when, interview just sell your team effort and specialization if you fail next firm! Chris Hughes,Jay Z and Tim Cook scholarships training entry level and non-ivy league colleges it’s only suggestion disfavor chance it’s the bigotry!

  • sugarntasty
    October 30, 2016

    Clarification written prior various discussions of “tech industry” not organizations just marginalizing of assumptions. Diversity is accurate or rationalism let’s discuss mistrust, of “Rainbow Push” Jesse whom? Going to do what forgotten booty from “tech cartels” this not specific, well it was an ransom
    you not hiring whom? Not disputing diversity can including others not just preferential chosen, this reason it’s problem when say not getting . Entrance going explain reason it’s a circle just, get welcoming even if hired if your accepted gambit either make it be discarded. Say racism or it’s envy those whom didn’t get chance so called preference job how sad! Companies are monopolies using not human resource external screening groups whom decide is this fair there private firms. Many don’t have governmental contracts so there impartial of interference of “Dept of Labor” only problem when prospected applicants notice imbalance. This gotten started not by Blacks,gender yes those,non-engineering depts this contradiction when say not hiring. Diversity majority of non-engineering is 60% women recruiting gender bias men usually. Hired not always heritage business and social groups,where is attention of Black groups myself Nordic LGBTQ yes proud n OUT gotten many hired.EU firms don’t go there with those advocating problem “alumni” many attend ivy league and mid tier universities in USA observe. Not racism chosen preference guys have advantage, usually parents or Start Ups” have financial circles immediately hired. Disfavor to rationalize everyone is racist simply,emulate tech,bio-medical industries establish your own.

    How did preference being associates,college recruiting,business (forums),alumni,private interest and selected preference and nationalism. Wrote prior upon those decrying racism let’s say Romania,Bulgaria,Hungary,Italy,Slovenia and Slovania excellent personnel and students. Engineering,ITand bio-medical getting hired in EU not USA difference seldom inspire establish firms? Indians and Asian have this advantage inspire to accomplish “companies” just saying getting hired you’ll never retire in Technology industries. Pragmatic society also attitude do “fit in” considered to confident you’ll be fired soon it’s progressive society why now looking to enroll. Engineering Black engineers migrated to Canada,BENELUX,Australia,Germany and Norway only problem most firms. Still influence by cartels in America” pay is “equivalent what saying generalization everyone is excluded is lie! LGBTQ whom OUT usually men not allow, to participate why many class law suits bigotry advantage firms are private. Bureaucracy protects them why? Many don’t pay taxes,whom getting most of economics always the cartels,Jesse trying get everyone hopes up is distortion! Detest attitude saying those excluded are defeated really,once
    simplified entrance” your appease your fool without proper school. Not cool say never gain a chance “European” students overlooked by Indians whom detest us contrary expect us sign
    immigration visas for professional employment a joke! Jesse speak of African nations abuse,
    human rights labor regarding “mining firms” working without salaries forgotten not of Jesse interest!

    Must I’m critical of H1-B of Indian nationals dominating. Making appropriate business correspondence,to achieve business excellence argument why are Indians given chance. Not others those decrying racism your being ignored Jesse “Rainbow Push” going bring success to whom forgotten they provide Apps for whom? Now there dominating technology which former equipment to K-12 notice,bigotry it’s systematic in “America” certain geographical income. Hold merit for assistance from technology cartels allowing “polarization” to continue how now lower income. Urban students enrolled K-12 allow to obtain ideal…curriculum where is advocacy for diversity LGBTQ ask Chris Hughes,Tim Cook and Peter Thiel. Facade it’s political disfavor charade just parade arrogance, among the liars Jesse using heritage. Speaking everyone this generalization haven’ t provide,scholarships nor training forgotten to enrich your pockets. As Jesse Jr. caught stealing your fake,enemy is lobby HB-1 whom chosen interest maintaining wages down forgotten. Black folks don’t have this knowledge did inform them “quarter of executives” tech,bio-medical and electronics industries yes engineers and attorney’s. Seldom engage discuss imbalance not hiring diversity ask, Dr. Dre and Jay Z regarding next generation. Where is attention STEM K-12 it’s problem you can’t force ideology, upon society which haven’t embraced self-independence. Engineering not easy topic you begin early forgotten “Hip Hop” new industry which cause hate and racism towards LGBTQ! Jesse establish global firm without “kick backs” your crook enriching your pockets! Conclusion within 10yrs. economically majority of patients and research, non-American where not competing with world effort in EU. Where protecting traffics opposite diplomacy America” international yes,favor guess personnel Jesse your such a liar! HBCU failed to attract cartels stop using historical “statistics” ASEAN free markets college lack innovative curriculum,there promoted “global interest cheap labor. Doing fair getting hired ideal geographical locations why Blacks and LGBTQ seek entrance. Face oppositions never concede labor laws,going favor diversity still,you must decide “technology industry not stationary. Continue to obtain training, moving along within industry why, suddenly reinvents self repeatedly it’s media hype!

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