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Innovating for 100

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley drives the tech world. From smart cars to smart homes, California continues to boast the world’s latest high-tech innovations and developments. Yet many Californians still lack access to technological advancements that could dramatically improve their everyday lives. High-tech products and services are viewed by many residents in low- to moderate-income communities as out-of-reach luxuries rather than attainable necessities. The innovations shaping the future of energy, transportation, water access, agriculture, and beyond are no exception to this reality. Although everyone has access to these innovations (equality), that does not mean everyone has been given what they need to be successful (equity). We are on a mission to seek out the entrepreneurs whose business models are designed for this new market (equity out), as well as those seeking to build diverse teams (equity in).

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