UrbanGeekz has launched a visual project to celebrate multicultural innovators from across the globe.
The portrait series, which kicks off today, celebrates Black and Latinx trailblazers — those that have traditionally been underrepresented in the tech and innovation economy — making waves in their respective fields, from startup founders to corporate highflyers in the technology industry
‘Celebrating Diverse Innovators’ comprises photographs and snippets of media interviews with the subjects. The profiles will be published on Thursdays throughout the summer across UrbanGeekz’s social platforms.
“We have always had a strong focus on visuals to enhance our storytelling, whether that’s video content or compelling images. This campaign is a perfect fit for our brand.”
The initiative features success stories such as Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing partner of the venture capital firm Backstage Capital, alongside emerging techpreneurs such as Keith Wilson, founder of Kompass Events, an innovative events mobile app.
Others influencers include Jewel Burks, founder of Partpic, Tristian Walker, CEO and Founder of Walker & Company brands; Kunbi Tinuoye, founder of UrbanGeekz; Facebook’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, Ime Archibong; Kimberly Bryant, Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls CODE; Andrea Guendelman, CEO of BeVisible Latinx, and Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, co-founder of Andela and current managing director of Flutterware, among others.
“UrbanGeekz has always been a platform that highlights and celebrates women and multicultural rock stars,” said UrbanGeekz founder and CEO Kunbi Tinuoye. “We have always had a strong focus on visuals to enhance our storytelling, whether that’s video content or compelling images. This campaign is a perfect fit for our brand.”
“By celebrating and highlighting diverse innovators we are able to bring awareness to those who are truly changing the cultural landscape of the tech industry as we know it,” said Wilson. “As a society, we owe it to ourselves to push their stories to the mainstream as they provide positive reminders of what the value of diversity brings to the tech space.”
The campaign will initially kick off over the summer but may run over an extended period of time.