Awaken offers meditations focused on healing from systems of oppression – TechCrunch

Awaken offers meditations focused on healing from systems of oppression – TechCrunch

A mindful, contemplative approach to internalized racism and sexism is a necessary piece of the puzzle of dismantling systems of oppression, Awaken founder and CEO Ravi Mishra says. That’s the entire point of Awaken, a mindfulness and meditation app specifically geared toward helping people cope with the harsh realities of today’s society. Awaken got its roots in the aftermath of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Mishra told TechCrunch. The election surfaced these “larger questions that have to do with race,

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Google employees across the globe are walking out now to protest sexual harassment – TechCrunch

Google employees across the globe are walking out now to protest sexual harassment – TechCrunch

Google employees are fed up with the search giant’s lack of transparency when it comes to handling sexual harassment and misconduct allegations. This morning, thousands of Googlers from San Francisco to Dublin are walking out in hopes of bringing real change to the company. The protest follows a New York Times report last week that revealed Google had provided Android co-creator Andy Rubin a $90 million payout package despite credible allegations of sexual misconduct made against him. The protestors have five

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Backstage Capital to launch accelerator in Detroit – TechCrunch

Backstage Capital to launch accelerator in Detroit – TechCrunch

On the heels of Backstage Capital’s announcement to launch an accelerator for startups led by underrepresented founders, the venture capital firm has selected its fourth location. Backstage Capital decided on three of the cities ahead of time and held a public vote to determine the fourth. Well, the results are in and Backstage Capital has landed on Detroit, Mich. for the accelerator’s fourth location. “It’s a rising standout for entrepreneurs in the Midwest,” the firm writes on its site. “Innovation

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The hottest new space to disrupt is immigration

The hottest new space to disrupt is immigration

Ayah Bdeir Contributor Share on Twitter Ayah Bdeir is the founder and CEO of littleBits, a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks for children to create inventions, large and small. Tech CEOs and founders are disrupting everything from travel to food, to space, to sleep. Now it’s time to disrupt a process that so many of us have relied on to get where we are today: immigration. According to a study by the National Foundation for American Policy, immigrants have founded

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