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Bright Ventures and Verizon’s 5G Lab, with support from Faces of 5G, hosted a recent event in New York City that convened experts to discuss how evolving technologies will impact communities of color. The event sought to examine how leaders from across technology and finance can build a connected future that serves communities while creating value for all.

At the event, I had the opportunity to interview Maisha Leek, who is a Partner at Human Ventures, a venture and startup studio based in New York City.  Maisha has lots of experience working with founders and investors from backgrounds that are traditionally under-addressed by the investment community, such as people of color, LGBTQi, and others.

I caught up with Maisha to ask her views on 5G’s potential as a transformational technology and why 5G accessibility will be critical in helping to bridge the digital divide.


Community Partnership Chat: Rhode Island Pride

June 14, 2022
Join Verizon's Adriana Dawson as she celebrates Pride Month with local RI Business Owner and representative of Rhode Island Pride Anthony Santurri. The two discussed the role RI Pride plays...

LEADForward Community Partnership Chat: The Arc of Prince George’s County

June 13, 2022
Join Verizon's Candice Austin as she chats with Rob Malone, Executive Director at The Arc of Prince George's County. They discussed how The Arc of Prince George's County has been...

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US Tech Future is a Verizon-led community-focused initiative working to engage the local community in a discussion about technology and how it can improve the lives of local residents for their benefit and the benefit of the community as a whole.

Our mission is to engage with citizens and community stakeholders in USA to provide information on how technology can work to have a dramatic impact on the way we work and live in our communities.