An Oakland-based company is offering 10 scholarships to African American women who are interested in learning more about technology at the annual Women 2.0 Conference on Feb. 14 in San Francisco. Women 2.0 is a media company offering content, community and conferences for aspiring and current women innovators in technology, according to its website. Its mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education through our platform. Click here to apply for a scholarship: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFJKTE8waWs5d3Z0RE9hWnFWUF9LLVE6MA
Kapor Capital, an Oakland based investment fund, is seeking to help women of color who are financially challenged and simply can’t afford to pay for the conference. The company invests in seed stage information technology companies that aspire to generate economic value and positive social impact, according to their website. In addition to information technology, they also invest in education, health, and consumer finances. They’ve previously provided scholarships to women of color other events such as PITCH NYC.
The first batch of scholarships for the Women 2.0 Conference will be awarded on January 17, 2013