TechCrunch: Now A Co-Managing Partner, Upfront’s Kara Nortman Is One Of The First Women Promoted To A Leadership Role In VC

Kara Nortman  has always been dedicated to supporting women in technology and in startups.

As one of the founders of All Raise, the organization dedicated to supporting gender equity in venture capital and technology, a director for Times Up and the co-founder of the Los Angeles-based expansion women’s soccer team, Angel City, Nortman has been a voice for equality in her professional and personal life.

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L.A. Business Journal: Sabio Enterprise Launches Tech Incubator To Aid Re-Entry Of People With Criminal Records

Sabio Enterprise Inc. has launched an intensive web development and tech entrepreneurship program to help former prisoners re-enter the workforce.

Sabio, one of the oldest software development coding bootcamps in Southern California, said it launched the program, Reboot.LA Tech Incubator, to give 28 individuals an opportunity to launch their own tech companies.

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Forbes: Face Masks With The Best Filters, Features And Technology For Your Pandemic Safety

Face masks, along with hand washing and social distancing, are the best safety protection you have against the coronavirus and risk of contracting COVID-19 in the current pandemic. Wearing a mask also protects the rest of society. The World Health Organization (WHO) puts it bluntly: “People wearing masks are protected from getting infected. Masks also prevent onward transmission when worn by a person who is infected, whether they have symptoms or not.”

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Footwear News: 10 Years After The NBA Banned Its Shoes, APL Returns With New Tech-Loaded Basketball Sneakers

Part of APL’s early allure was derived from the NBA banning its tech-loaded Concept 1 basketball shoe. Ten years later, the brand is delivering two new models with an updated version of the innovation.

As a nod to the anniversary, APL is set to release the SuperFuture and Concept X basketball shoes, which the brand is calling “the two most advanced basketball shoes ever created.” The looks will feature advanced versions of its controversial Load ‘N Load technology, which it claims increases the wearer’s vertical leap up to 3.5 inches.

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The nation’s largest digital conference for Latinos in technology kicked off Tuesday in Oakland — aiming to uplift and inspire Latinos, who remain the most underrepresented demographic in the field.

Now in its fourth year, the LTX Fest 2020 brings together some 4,000 technology professionals, philanthropists, investors, developers, and more for the virtual four-day gathering.

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Los Angeles Business Journal: Fisker Taps Magna To Make Its Ocean EV — Plus Other L.A. Tech News

In many areas of the world, there may be no more precious commodity than water — and that’s especially true in Los Angeles. 

So, it’s probably not surprising that L.A. has become a font of activity for companies looking to tap the water market in myriad ways.

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BusinessWire: Latinx In Technology “LTX Fest 2020” Digital Conference Draws Big Names, Unifies And Advances Latinx As Professionals And Encourages Civic Participation

LTX Fest 2020 Digital Conference, the largest summit for Latinx professionals in technology, will bring together more than 4,000 participants at its fourth annual conference from October 13 to October 16. As the nation grapples with a perfect storm of COVID-19, systemic racism, economic challenges on the cusp of a critical election, many in the Latinx community are facing painful inequalities such as access to healthcare, internet, and jobs.

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Forbes: Investing In Black Women Tech Founders Is An Investment In Innovation And Growth

Female founders are not monolithic. The intersection of gender and race has a multiplier effect on the challenges Black women face as founders starting and growing technology companies. 

To better understand Black women tech founders’ challenges in building scalable businesses, Black Women Talk Tech, the first chapter-based association of Black women tech founders, and its nonprofit arm, Talk Tech Association, undertook research. Results are based on 671 responses from Black women tech founders. 

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