Apple launches inaugural Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders and Developers

Apple today is welcoming leaders and their teams from 13 app companies as the inaugural cohort of Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders and Developers.

Apple Park in Cupertino, California
Apple Park in Cupertino, California

In 2019, Apple held its first-ever Entrepreneur Camp, an immersive tech lab for app-driven companies founded and led by developers from underrepresented backgrounds, with a class of women founders and developers. Program participants have gone on to secure major funding rounds, garner numerous awards and accolades, and significantly expand both their teams and app users worldwide.

The program is designed to give developers the opportunity to take their existing app experience to the next level by mastering new technical skills, applying a critical lens to the user experience, and more through hands-on technology labs, one-on-one code-level guidance from Apple experts and engineers, and mentorship, inspiration, and insights from top Apple leaders.

In addition, Apple is partnering with Harlem Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm based in New York that invests in diverse founders, to offer guidance and mentorship to the participants. This new partnership is part of Apple’s $100 million Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI), which builds on the company’s work to advance racial equity in education, the economy, and the criminal justice system. These commitments aim to expand opportunities for communities of color across the country and to help build the next generation of diverse leaders.

Source: Apple Inc.

MacDailyNews Note: More info about Apple’s Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders and Developers can be found here.

8 Comments

  1. Apple, demonstrating how truly racist it is. Apple hates white people and Asian people. Apple – judging everyone by the color of their skin and ignoring the content of their character. Apple, a once great company now corrupted by Tim Cook and Al Gore into a leftist hate machine.

  2. You always hear the phrase we just want to be treated as equals. Well, we have tried that and they keep falling behind. They need extra credit. Colleges add 400 points to their SAT scores. Damn, now that is privilege.
    All Apple commercials are black people. Tim Cook does not know how to hire them for very technical positions, so puts them in commercials which makes him feel better.

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.