WINDY CITY TIMES
||Chicago Digital Equity Fund and Tech Desk launched
This article shared 1023 times since Mon Aug 15, 2022
GET Citiesan initiative focused on accelerating the leadership and influence of women, trans and non-binary people in techhas partnered with Gumbo Media and DePaul University's Women in Entrepreneurship Institute to launch the Chicago Digital Equity Fund + Tech Desk, sponsored by Verizon.
The Chicago Tech Desk was initially incubated as a pilot in 2021 in the GET Cities Chicago Tech Equity Working Group (TEWG). The TEWG is an alliance of Chicago accelerators, incubators and funds creating city-wide solutions to systemic inequities in Chicago's tech entrepreneurship ecosystem. The group's aim is to jumpstart, accelerate, and fund more Chicago tech startups founded by women, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, Latino/a, people of color and LGBTQIA+ founders.
This year, the program is officially being launched and hosted at Gumbo Media, where seven qualified participants in the Women in Entrepreneurship Institute (WEI) Accelerator Program will receive $5,000 technology grants to use toward their tech enablement needs.
Tech Desk support, provided by Gumbo Media, will help each WEI entrepreneur to assess their technology needs, branding, digital storytelling and communications, online marketing, search/paid advertising, SEO as well as information technology (IT), client relationship management and database systems and other relevant tech enablement activities targeted by the WEI program.
To learn more about the Chicago Digital Equity Fund and Tech Desk, visit www.getcities.org/, business.depaul.edu/about/centers-institutes/women-in-entrepreneurship-institute/Pages/default.aspx or gumbomedia.com . To partner with the Chicago Tech Desk, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
This article shared 1023 times since Mon Aug 15, 2022
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|HRC on end of Mpox Public Health Emergency: Today we enter a new phase in a continuing fight |
--From a press release - WASHINGTON Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) — the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization — marked the end of the Mpox Public ...
|SAVOR Le Petit Chef: A singular, (literally) animated experience |
There are experiences and then there are EXPERIENCES. If you're familiar with those recent Immersive Van Gogh and Kahlo events, imagine that transferred to a table setting and you have an idea of what's involved with ...
|WORLD Pope Francis, non-binary minor, athlete dies at 35, Taiwan|
Pope Francis made headlines when he told the Associated Press on Jan. 24 that "being homosexual is not a crime," although he also described being gay as sinful, Gay City News noted. The pontiff called on ...
|Equality Illinois responds to violence, murder of Black and Brown trans people on the south side|
--From a press release - Statement by Myles Brady Davis, Director of Communications at Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for LGBTQ+ people, regarding the violences and murders of Black and Brown trans people on the south side of Chicago: ...
|NATIONAL Calif. bills, DeSantis, HIV vaccine, Meta, college items|
Buried within the bills California legislators filed after Gov. Gavin Newsom released his budget proposal for the 2023-2024 fiscal year is a line seeking to retrieve $13 million back from the state's Transgender Wellness and Equity ...
|Theater Review: tick, tick...BOOM!|
One of the wonders of live theater is that old works can be revived and reinterpreted to respond to changes in culture and society. Often a new directorial approach can make tried-and-true material feel fresh and ...
|GLAAD announces nominees for 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards|
--From a press release. Video below - Jan. 18, 2023 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 34th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. ...
|NATIONAL Asylum-seekers, equality updates, cannabis, HIV and COVID|
Advocacy groups that specifically work with LGBTQI+ asylum-seekers and migrants criticized the Biden administration's expansion of the use of "expedited removal" of Cubans, Nicaraguans, Haitians and Venezuelans who enter the ...
|WORLD Murder suspect arrested, Israeli official, conversion therapy, couple's win|
Kenyan authorities arrested a suspect in the death of fashion designer/LGBTQ+-rights activist Edwin Chiloba after his body was found dumped in a metal box by the roadside near the town of Eldoret, according to CNN. Last ...
|NATIONAL Democrats and trans issues, political wins, gay bars, HIV drug|
Republicans and Democrats differ widely in their views on gender identity and transgender issuesbut there are notable differences among Democrats, too, especially by race and ethnicity, according to Pew Research. Overall, 60% of U.S. adults say ...
|Brave Space Alliance to Illinois General Assembly: Don't back down on trans protections|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO, IL - January 4, 2023 - Brave Space Alliance (BSA), the South Side LGBTQ+ Center, has been made aware of active discussions to exclude protections for trans people and gender-affirming care from pending legislation that ...
|WORLD Conversion therapy, Indian school, trans boxers, anti-LGBTQ+ move|
South Florida Gay News noted that efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy gained a lot of traction around the world in 2022. For example, Canada and France introduced LGBTQ+-inclusive bills to ban conversion therapy for minors ...
|In memoriam: LGBTQ community obituaries 2022|
The LGBTQ community lost many members in 2022, including at least 35 people in incidents of hate violence against individual transgender people and against patrons of the Club Q bar in Colorado. Here are other memorable ...
|WORLD Scottish pro-trans law, Ukrainian bill, trans activist, Olympics|
On Dec. 22, Scotland's parliament approved disputed reforms that make it easier for trans people to change their legal gender, including removing the need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria and lowering the minimum age ...
|NATIONAL Office vandalized, George Santos, HRC official dies at 24, law students|
Protestors vandalized an openly gay New York City Council member's office and entered his apartment building, The Advocate reported. Erik Bottcher—whose district includes Greenwich Village, Chelse and Hell's Kitchen, among ...