Meet 15 Black Tech Innovators Who Are Bringing Diversity to South by Southwest

Aaron Saunders

Aaron Saunders, Luma Lab, Adjunct Faculty

Aaron Saunders is CEO of Clearly Innovative and founder of Luma Lab. Saunders started Luma Lab in Washington, D.C., to teach children from underrepresented groups how to code, design and program. Luma Lab recently won a $100,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase for its STEM education program.

Saunders is being honored at SXSW at the WeDC House after Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced in February that the city had selected Luma Lab to run the city’s first technology and innovation incubator, which will launch this fall with the purpose of supporting diverse entrepreneurs and local startups and giving them the tools, resources and workspace to develop and grow. The incubator will be housed on Howard University’s campus. Follow him on Twitter.


Howard West: A First Step in Creating More Opportunities for African-American Engineers

Fri, February 2, 2018

Howard West, an educational and career development initiative between Howard University and Google, Inc., is a first step in creating more opportunities for African-American engineers. Howard West, a vision of President Frederick, was realized in 2017 with a successful pilot program. (Photo credit: Google) Read More >>

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop (Wed. Nov. 16th @ 6:30p - HUIRB 1st Floor)

Tue, November 15, 2016

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Workshop (Wed. Nov. 16th @ 6:30p - HUIRB 1st Floor) Serious about launching your own startup! This is one of several workshops that will be offered throughout the year. For those students who participate in all the workshops, they will receive up to $3K to fund their venture. Read More >>


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