PUSH Tech 2020 aims to increase diversity in Silicon Valley


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
A.R. Shaw

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. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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