New CUNY Program to Help Minority Entrepreneurs Learn Emerging Technologies

The City University of New York has announced the creation of an emerging technology mentorship program that targets 250 small businesses owned by veterans, minorities, and women throughout New York City. The program will allow the entrepreneurs to take courses at five CUNY colleges, one in each borough of the city.

The lead institution is Lehman College in the Bronx. The Bronx Business Tech Incubator at Lehman College was established in 2017 to foster technological development for small businesses, tech freelancers and entrepreneurs from underserved communities in the Bronx by providing access to technology and training they otherwise would not be able to afford. The other participating institutions are Baruch College in Manhattan, New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, Queens College, and the College of Staten Island.

Courses will introduce these local entrepreneurs to the practical application of 5G technologies, artificial intelligence for small businesses and cloud computing, as well as other web-based tools and applications. The 12-hour introductory classes will be taught over four evenings or two days at each of the five colleges, with the aim of training 50 small business owners per borough.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Recent Books of Interest to African American Scholars

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education regularly publishes a list of new books that may be of interest to our readers. The books included are on a wide variety of subjects and present many different points of view.

Online Articles That May Be of Interest to JBHE Readers

Each week, JBHE will provide links to online articles that may be of interest to our readers. Here are this week’s selections.

Higher Education Gifts or Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Three African Americans Appointed to Leadership Positions in Diversity

The three African Americans appointed to diversity positions are Melanie Duckworth at the University of Nevada Reno, Doug Thompson at the University of Notre Dame, and Anthony Jones at Centre College in Kentucky.

Featured Jobs