“The Time Is Now To Connect with Ecosystem Builders”
This text originally appeared in the Technical.ly's Article “The Time Is Now To Connect with Ecosystem Builders” June 15th 2020
Inclusive Innovation Incubator founder Aaron Saunders calls for ongoing support for organizations like his supporting technologists, entrepreneurs and creatives from underrepresented backgrounds.
When I started my mobile and software company in 2009, I knew there were only a few Black-owned tech companies able to provide similar services as Clearly Innovative, and also understood the technology gaps in the underserved and underrepresented communities, which is why I hired individuals who demonstrated willingness to learn, to gain tech experience and to commit to the numerous hours working on small projects.
I have always believed that more people can learn to code if given the opportunity. A few years later, in 2017, Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3) was initiated as an extension of my mission, which is to provide a space for education in tech, business and entrepreneurship, purposely designed, developed and managed for underserved and underrepresented communities, especially Black technologists, creatives and entrepreneurs.