“Once you see it, you believe that you can do it too”

El-Amins are living their passion by helping others succeed Milwaukee natives, Que and Khalif El-Amin are the founders of Young Enterprising Society (YES) and The Blueprint. The brothers have been inspired by their father who’s an entrepreneur, their mother, and their entire family full of dynamic talent and knowledge.  “A lot of my inspiration was…

A Month of Panels in The Milky Way!

This month I had the opportunity to moderate and speak on several panels. I picked up some amazing gems along the way that I had to share!

DeepVariant: Genomics Meet Deep Learning

Yesterday I attended a talk on deep learning and genomics by Pi-Chauan Chang, a software engineer at Google.  Pi-Chauan gave a high level overview of deep learning and how her team formulates a problem in genomics to successfully apply deep learning techniques. She also discussed DeepVariant – a software built by Google to enable community…

Grace Hopper PitcHer Contest -2018

Yesterday I attended Grace Hopper’s inaugural PitcHer contest.  The goal of this pitch competition is to support, encourage, and provide new funding opportunities to women entrepreneurs. The top ten finalist competed for a grand total of $65,000.  I was elated to find that the first place prize went to my personal favorite, Shakeia Kegler.  Her business idea…

Don’t Just Consume Technology.. Produce it.

Its important to not only be consumers of technology but producers as well. “A new study released Friday sheds light on this issue. The State of Black America 2018, a report published annually by the National Urban League, compares how black and white people fare in a number of areas, including housing, economics, education, social…