More Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Entering Tech.

More Women and Minority Entrepreneurs Entering Tech.

By Deborah Gage

The Wall Street Journal

Female and minority entrepreneurs are still rare in the technology industry, although there are several efforts to change that balance, as The Wall Street Journal reported.  

One push is Focus100, a conference and boot camp scheduled for October in New York that aims to get 100 companies founded or co-founded by black women to raise funding or get acquired by 2015.

Sponsored by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and Belmont, Calif.-based media network BlogHer, among others, the conference was inspired by founder Kathryn Finney’s own experience about five years ago, when she pitched an idea for a company that made beauty products focused on the African-American community to investors in Silicon Valley and New York.

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