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Stories by author "Valarie Williams": 10

Impact HUB Oakland is a multi-cultural co-working space and business incubator located in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood. It is in close proximity to Downtown Oakland, the Northgate business district, Lake Merritt, and Jack London Square. Its…

In response to a lack of online shopping opportunities, NetClearly founder Alec Ghafouri and his wife started 2Locos an English and Spanish search engine with the Latino user at its focus. The search engine offers curated, bilingual content featuring…

As a teacher of 4th grade, Sleek Geek founder Reina Sofia believes her occupation is a vehicle for social justice. Social justice is at the root of her company Sleek Geek – a software design and development firm that creates cross-platform…

Started by Kalimah Priforce, Qeyno Labs offers hackathons to high potential youth of color in the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization primarily serves African American youth in Oakland. Its founder identified the need to offer STEAM (Science,…

Detroit-native and serial entrepreneur James Norman created the Oakland-based company Pilot.ly – an entertainment research platform that helps Hollywood television and film productions determine which projects receive the green light. Formerly…

Founded by Oakland native Diishan Imira, tech outfit Mayvenn is an innovative platform enables hair care professionals the ability to sell hair extension and other hair care products directly to the customers and clientele they service. The Black…

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