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The odds may be against you, but how bad do you want it?

New startup companies are created every day, but many don’t last. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA) about 90% of startups fail. Unfortunately, 10% of startups fail within the first year. Delali Dzirasa, the CEO and founder of Fearless technology was faced against the odds of failure when he started his business in 2009. …


Startup company MindStand Technologies has developed an Artificial Intelligence based platform to to eliminate discrimination in the workplace

Recently, the world has witnessed a shift as millions fight for diversity and inclusion in the classroom, workplace, and communities across the country, but people of color have suffered in their communities for decades and long-term change is necessary. Several companies have implemented updated policies to support and protect minorities in the workplace. Similarly, startup …


MIW Summer 2021 Pitch Competition: ‘The talent is in our backyard’

Every year the National Society of Black Engineers – Baltimore Metropolitan Area Chapter (NSBE-BMAC) holds Minority Innovation Weekend, also known as MIW. The NSBE-BMAC realized years ago that there is a great need for startup founders and co-founders of color to receive the financial, educational, and long-lasting support that they deserve. Therefore, MIW weekend focuses …