New OHUB@Flatiron partnership to provide multi-million dollar coding scholarships will launch with six city tour headlined by Jay-Z’s DJ and audio engineer Young Guru and Jamilah Lemieux.
On August 24, 2018 Opportunity Hub (OHUB), Flatiron School, and partners will announce the OHUB@Flatiron Partnership making over $1 million a year in initial coding school scholarships available for students and professionals of color seeking a career in tech or entrepreneurship. Designed to get 10K people of color coding, the partnership will be announced at WeWork Colony Square in Atlanta, GA.
Atlanta is the first stop in the six-city #TechtoWealth Tour. Young Guru, Jay-Z’s Audio Engineer and DJ, will headline the tour and perform a set at each stop. Young Guru will also share his vision for education and innovation and how culture and entertainment play a role. He will be joined by diverse innovators, technologists, and entrepreneurs for a discussion in each city.
Free #TechtoWealth Tour events will be held in the final six OTRII Tour cities. Events will be hosted at WeWork locations in each city, the day before the OTRII concert.
The #TechtoWealth Tour will gather students, professionals, and fans interested in a career in technology, current engineers, entrepreneurs, and others to learn about course offerings at Flatiron School and how to launch a career in tech.
“More and more we are seeing entertainers, celebrities, professional athletes and influencers with large platforms like Lebron James, Will Smith and Beyonce lend their influence and money to K-12 education, HBCU scholarships and startup investment funds for people of color,” says Rodney Sampson, CEO, OHUB. To this end, we began building relationships with artists like 21 Savage and Young Guru to open doors and back technology education and startup ecosystem building specifically. The majority of future jobs, high growth startup ventures and multi-generational wealth building opportunities are in tech and are disrupting every major industry on the planet. Flatiron and WeWork believed in this vision and here we are.”
WeWork’s Flatiron School is an accelerated programming school that has helped over 2,000 students learn to code and launch their careers in tech. Courses focus on in-demand technology education, software and web application development and data science skills needed to launch careers as software engineers and/or technical startup entrepreneurs.
In Atlanta, Young Guru will be joined in conversation by Opportunity Hub CEO, Rodney Sampson; Mailchimp Director of Quality Assurance, Daniel Waithe; and Patientory CEO, Chrissa McFarlane who raised $7.2 million for her blockchain startup in 3 days last year. The event will be hosted by writer and commentator, Jamilah Lemieux.
Partners include Opportunity Hub (OHUB), WeWork, Flatiron School, and Values Partnerships.
Following the discussion, guests will enjoy refreshments and a set by DJ Young Guru.
Visit www.techtowealthtour.com to learn more about the OHUB@Flatiron Partnership and how to launch a career in tech!
WHO: Opportunity Hub (OHUB), WeWork, Flatiron School, Values Partnerships, Young Guru, students, educators, fans interested in coding and technology
WHAT: #TechtoWealth Tour – Atlanta
WHEN: Friday, August 24, 2018 at 6:30PM ET
WHERE: WeWork Colony Square
WHY: By 2053, the median wealth for Black Americans is projected to be zero. By 2073, the median wealth for Latinx Americans is expected to be zero. Innovation, technology and high growth startup entrepreneurship are now some of the greatest contributors to income inequality and poverty. Diverse communities must have access to tech skills and opportunities to close the wealth gap.
Contact Brandon Andrews ([email protected]) for more information.