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PLUGGING entrepreneurs SINCE 2016

 
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LOOKING OUT FOR THE OVERLOOKED

 
 

We connect underrepresented entrepreneurs to resources in order to bridge the gap to access and opportunity.

We love what we do. Plain and simple. Somewhere between Hack the CD 2016 and Seattle Startup Week 2016 we decided that Hack Nation had to be a thing.

 

From 2014 - 2016 Hack the Central District was an annual community hackathon that convened artists, creatives, chefs, developers, designers, educators and more to participate in the creation of businesses and community based solutions through design, entrepreneurship, and technology.  Each year, participants focused on answering the question, "How might we create fertile ground for the African American community in Seattle to grow with the city's current tech boom?" 

 

The successes from Hack the Central District fueled the expansion beyond hackathons to produce more events that celebrate and support underrepresented entrepreneur worldwide. In Fall of 2016, Hack partnered with Seattle Startup Week to produce five events that directly highlighted and supported underrepresented entrepreneurs. To date we have worked with dozens of startups from places near (Portland, Los Angeles, Detroit and Atlanta) and far (Haiti, Liberia and Ethiopia).

 
 
 

OUR IMPACT

 
  • $2,000,000+ Revenue generated

  • 1,000+ Entrepreneurs served

  • 50 Jobs created

  • 20 Events hosted

  • 15 Companies launched - 1 acquired

 

OUR TEAM

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TAELORE RHODEN
Programs Director

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KENNY SHELTON
Business Development Director

SPONSORS

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PRESS

 

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Drop us a line.

 
 

We're always looking for entrepreneurs, volunteers, mentors, subject matter experts and partners. Let's connect!

 
 
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