SUPPORTED BY VERIZON
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.
TechRise Founder: Anna DeShawn
Anna DeShawn, founder of E3 Radio, talks about her company’s vision to support BIPOC and QTPOC creators, and her journey with TechRise where she found support, community, and financial resources to make her vision a reality.
TechRise Founder: Ricky Regalado
Ricky Regalado is the CEO and Founder of Route, a marketplace for the cleaning and blue collar service industry. Watch to learn how TechRise supported Ricky while navigating through the start-up space, on his mission to change the game for service providers.