Though the stereotype of “nerd” might involve a white male with a laptop, white males lag behind minorities and women in many categories of social media and technology use. But current investments in new technology don’t not match the consumers of these technologies. According to the Kaufmann Foundation, only 4% of venture capital of any kind goes to female tech entrepreneurs.
In this talk, Cheryl Contee — Partner at Fission Strategy, co-founder of Jack and Jill Politics, and Affiliate of the Berkman Center — explores the gap between creators and consumers, and suggests we are in an “innovation intermission,” poised on the threshold of another great wave of technological creativity brought about by the democratization of tools and education.
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