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NIELSEN FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTES $1 MILLION TO SUPPORT BLACK-OWNED SMALL BUSINESSES

The Nielsen Foundation will dedicate $1 million over the next three years to support U.S. Black-owned small businesses impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns and recent social unrest.  Through the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, grant funds will be directed to support small businesses that have limited access to traditional business financing in historically disinvested neighborhoods in New …

Tampa Bay Wave Selects 15 New Tech Startups for the 2020 TechDiversity Accelerator Cohort

Tampa Bay Wave is proud to announce their 21st accelerator cohort for the 2020 TechDiversity Accelerator. Tampa Bay Wave has selected fifteen tech companies to join their cohort for the TechDiversity Accelerator, a program that has been supported by the Nielsen Foundation since 2018. This is an international program designed for early-stage tech companies that are 51% owned, …

The Nielsen Foundation Responds to COVID-19

The Nielsen Foundation has been closely monitoring the impacts of COVID-19 on our communities and nonprofit organizations. The Nielsen Foundation recently approved a $50,000 grant to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, to support food banks providing food to vulnerable populations during this pandemic. The Foundation is also supporting additional organizations shifting their U.S. Census campaigns …

Diversity Matters: Building the TechDiversity Accelerator, powered by the Nielsen Foundation

by Andrea Bertels, Executive Director of Grantmaking, Nielsen Foundation When the Nielsen Foundation, a private foundation funded by Nielsen, began grantmaking in 2016, we knew that bridging divides by reducing discrimination and promoting inclusion would be one of our key grantmaking priorities. Diverse representation across industries,  organizations, and communities is a key component to unlock equitable …

Meet the Wave’s new Tech Diversity accelerator companies

Tampa Bay Wave has officially gotten a new crop of diverse companies for its TechDiversity Accelerator. The accelerator, which is in its second year, focuses on giving companies that are 51 percent owned or operated by a minority, woman, veteran or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender person, or a combination thereof, a chance to grow their …

Hoy Health Named a TechDiversity Accelerator Company by Nationally Recognized Tampa Bay Wave

Hoy Health LLC announces that Tampa Bay Wave, an entrepreneurial hub helping tech companies advance their businesses, has officially named Hoy Health among its 2019 selection of diverse companies for its TechDiversity Accelerator program. Funded by the Nielsen Foundation, the program empowers tech entrepreneurs that are 51 percent owned or operated by a minority, woman, veteran or lesbian, …

Public Knowledge Releases Paper Calling for New Artificial Intelligence Authority (Public Knowledge)

Today, we’re happy to announce our newest white paper, “The Inevitability of AI Law & Policy: Preparing Government for the Era of Autonomous Machines,” by Public Knowledge General Counsel Ryan Clough. The paper argues that the rapid and pervasive rise of artificial intelligence risks exploiting the most marginalized and vulnerable in our society. To mitigate …