Three Twin Cities Tech Stars Put Their Startups On Steroids



By Kavita Kumar, Star Tribune

“While tech companies with black founders are still few and far between in the white-dominated startup world, three such firms from the Twin Cities have found some recent success in landing highly coveted spots in a prominent accelerator program.

It’s a milepost that the three leaders — Tyrre Burks of Player’s Health, James Jones of Spark DJ and Clarence Bethea of Upsie — hope will inspire more black entrepreneurs to launch businesses as well as encourage more venture capital firms to invest in companies with leaders who look like them.”

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