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  • Writer's pictureEric Alvarez

TechRise Will Help Give Black And Latinx Tech Entrepreneurs The Chance They Deserve

“This program is working and producing tangible results. After 31 pitch competitions, TechRise awarded more than $920K in nondilutive grants to 42 startups in 2021. They include Season One winners Christine Izuakor, PhD, CISSP, founder of Cyber Pop-up, who won the $100K grand prize, and Eric Alvarez, founder of Grapefruit Health, who won the $25K People's Choice Award at the live finale. The initial round of 10 competitions awarded more than $200K to winning founders who were 60% women, 60% Black and 40% Latino. Their innovative ideas have already created 29 new jobs.”


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