Announcing our External Evaluators for our $1M Tech Done Right National Challenge

Sergio Rosas
May 2 · 5 min read

As we wrap up our , we are excited to announce an incredible team of External Evaluators who will be supporting the Kapor Center by reviewing applications over the next month. We have received an amazing response from hundreds of prospective applicants across several U.S. cities.

Our team of External Evaluators are recognized experts in inclusion, tech ecosystem and economic development, and startups. This team of experts represents the diversity of roles within local and national tech ecosystems including Industry, Foundation, Investment, Academia, Policy, Non-profit, and Entrepreneurship.

Check out the impressive backgrounds of our External Evaluators below or on our .

The deadline to submit a proposal for the Tech Done Right National Challenge is Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 11:59 pm PST.

We look forward to reviewing and selecting this year’s inaugural grantee cohort!

Meet our 2019 Tech Done Right External Evaluators

Beatriz Acevedo
President Acevedo Foundation
Founder of mitú

Beatriz is one of the leading inspirational voices and Latina entrepreneurs in the United States and has dedicated her career to creating opportunities for the voices of diverse youth, in an effort to influence authentic and positive depictions of Latinos in society.

Danny Allen
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
SAP Global Diversity and Inclusion Office

Danny is a technologist, experienced with numerous industries as an entrepreneur. He is passionate about representative inclusion and equity in the Tech industry.

Maria Choi
Founder & CEO
Raise for Good

Maria is passionate about uniting technology, philanthropy, and social good to accelerate education and economic empowerment for women and minorities through Raise for Good, a social impact company that helps grow capacity, capital and awareness for tech and purpose driven companies.

Maria Cuba
Global Diversity Lead
Airbnb

Maria works as a Global Diversity Lead for Airbnb’s Experience platform, focused on creating a diverse marketplace and bring equitable opportunities and representation to all communities.

Dr. Tyrone Grandison
Vice President of Data
U.Group

Tyrone is a technologist, executive, data scientist, and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in software engineering, security and privacy. His work in database security and privacy has been internationally recognized as pioneering and impactful.

Mike Green
Co-Founder
ScaleUp Partners

Mike is a cultural economist and national consultant on developing inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystems using strategies of Inclusive Competitiveness.

Jomayra Herrera
Investor
Emerson Collective

Jomayra works on the investing team at Emerson Collective, a social change organization focused on reducing barriers to opportunity for everyone.

Charles Hudson
Managing Partner and Founder
Precursor Ventures

Charles is the Managing Partner and Founder of Precursor Ventures, an early­ stage venture capital firm focused on investing in the first institutional round of investment for the most promising software and hardware companies.

Nicole Isaac
Senior Director,
North America Policy
LinkedIn

Nicole manages strategic engagement with local, state, provincial and federal governments across North America. She previously served as Director of U.S. Public Policy where she managed day to day policy and government affairs portfolio.

Hector Mujica
Regional Manager
Google

Hector leads all philanthropic programs and investment for Google.org in Canada and Latin America, as well as the US Hispanics and humanitarian efforts across the Americas.

Natalie Self
Program Officer
Kauffman Foundation

Natalie is a Program Officer in Entrepreneurship at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation where she funds organizations that empower company founders from communities systemically left behind to bring their solutions to life.

Rodney Sampson
Chairman & CEO
Opportunity Hub

Rodney is a twice exited technology entrepreneurship, venture fund investor and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem builder. Today, he serves as the CEO of Opportunity Hub, a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings, and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Morehouse College.

Terik Tidwell
Managing Director, Smith Tech Innovation Center
Johnson C. Smith University

Terik works across public, and private sectors in regional, national, and global environments to connect and develop high-growth opportunities and entrepreneurial programs.

Maurice Wilkins
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Maurice is a former educator and youth justice leader turned diversity & inclusion, advocate and community builder.

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Program Lead @KaporCenter | social entrepreneur, aspiring techie | Economic opportunity, #FoW, #inclusion | Co-Founder of PeopleMap| #FirstGen 2X @Stanford alum

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