For the first time in history -White House Demo Day- allowed the President Obama administration the opportunity to call attention to inequalities in business for women and minorities. According to a study revealed by the White house, fewer than 3% of venture capital-backed companies have women as CEO and fewer than 1% are led by an African-American founders. Kudos to the inventors and business entrepreneurs. Amongst the attendants: Student Loan Genius-Tony Aguilar / Hannah Chug and Aaron Horowitz founders of a company providing educational teddy bears called Sproutel. For more information regarding major companies committed to supporting entrepreneurs of color and women please read Alyssa Bereznak's article on White House Demo Day on yahoo.
If you have a product or business I encourage you to read the story and pursue the companies dedicated to opportunities for those seeking business support.
I encourage everyone to find the value in your skills and talents and pursue entrepreneurship.
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