Supporting Chicago’s underrepresented tech founders with capital, connections, and community.

Verizon, in partnership with P33 and 1871, help launched TechRise in February 2021 to help underrepresented tech founders in Chicagoland find the funding, knowledge, and networks to help their business thrive. TechRise strives for racial, gender, and economic justice for all by challenging systems that limit access to capital from specific populations, especially from people of color.

TechRise is one of many Citizen Verizon responsible business initiatives dedicated to moving the world forward through economic, environmental and social advancement.

Verizon is proud to support these founders drive diverse brilliance through innovation. Learn more about TechRise and the thriving entrepreneurs:

TechRise: Supporting Diverse Founders in Chicago

TechRise: Roundtable Discussion

Verizon’s Steven Shaw sat down for a roundtable discussion on how TechRise is fostering diversity in tech with Desiree Vargas Wrigley, CIO and Executive Director of TechRise by P33, and Christine Izuakor, PhD, founder of Cyber Pop-up and grand-prize winner of TechRise.

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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.