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Idea Drop is 4 day, free program &  meeting space for the library, archives, museums folks + friends. 
Join backyard conversation + lend an idea or skill to a hackfest + meet with Knight Foundation during office hours!  
Enjoy good company at 1706 Garden St in Austin or online at libraryideas.org

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Friday, March 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hustler to Entrepreneur: Tech and Disconnected Youth

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There’s a tech boom all around, but low-income areas like the Bronx, 13 miles north of Silicon Alley, rarely reap benefits. Young people drop out of education and employment systems and depend on “the hustle” to get by – creative, quick-turnaround ways to make money.

In the hustle mindset, there’s a wealth of creativity that can evolve into entrepreneurship with the right training. In the Bronx, TechTank is a youth tech education program and incubator that fosters local entrepreneurship and builds connections with near tech hubs.

Hear how disconnected Bronx youth became tech savvy entrepreneurs. Learn how to implement and measure programs that grow tech talent in low-income areas.


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Uchenna Moka

Sr Consultant, ThoughtWorks
Uchenna Moka is a Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks, Inc and helped launch ThoughtWorks Pan Africa. She has offered information technology expertise in industries such as insurance, mobile, airline, non-profit, construction, and healthcare, to name a few.  Uchenna is a graduate in the field of biomedical engineering from Northwestern University. She has also worked at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine doing... Read More →
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Jerelyn J Rodriguez

The Knowledge House
Co-Founder & Pres Mgr & Entrepreneur in Residence at the BXL: Bronx Business Incubator
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Deepthi Welaratna

Founder & Principal, Thicket Labs
Deepthi Welaratna leads the team at Thicket Labs. For the last 15 years, she's helped launch products, movements and ventures at the intersection of research, media, design, politics, and technology.  As a consultant providing advising on interactions between markets, policy, and communities, Deepthi has worked on national and global programs and campaigns in the US, across Europe, South America, Haiti, and Uganda. As a researcher... Read More →

Friday March 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott - Salon C 110 E 2nd Street

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