Bringing Black Talent to Silicon Valley

CODE2040's Tristan Walker is helping entrepreneurs of color connect with tech-world gatekeepers.

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In the way that young people emulate their favorite athletes and celebrities, CODE2040 hopes to do the same with entrepreneurs -- showcasing the opportunities and dynamism of Silicon Valley. Walker explained: "We want to create role models to serve as beacons of light for future students to aspire to."

Hamza Shaban's writing has been featured on ReadWriteWeb, Thought Catalog and The Virginia Policy Review. Hamza keeps a blog on Web culture and technology at DrapersDen.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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