#DetroitSideHustles: Radical Inclusion in Tech

Tech entrepreneurship is a powerful force for addressing societal problems and opportunities. Generally speaking, underrepresented tech entrepreneurs are inadequately recruited, developed, and supported. At TechTown Detroit, we have benchmarked some of the best practices for creating inclusive tech entrepreneurship environments across the country. We've developed a unique strategy for supporting tech entrepreneurship, given Detroit's demographics and lack of broadband and computer adoption. This radical plan combines community organizing, cultural signifying, a trauma informed approach, relevant representation, and critical race theory. Learn about #DetroitSideHustles -- a challenge, a campaign, and a movement that engages and supports traditionally ignored potential tech founders.

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Marlo Rencher

Rencher Ventures, LLC

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