Meet The Man Who Wants To Diversify Silicon Valley By 2040

NPR | Nov. 8, 2013 7:48 a.m.

There are few blacks who have made it big in the Valley. Tristan Walker is one of them, and he’s now trying to open doors so that others can make it too. Walker grew up in the projects of Queens, determined to be successful. As an African-American, he thought the only ways he could make it big was in sports, as an actor or on Wall Street. After a brief stint on Wall Street he looked west to Silicon Valley. Now 29, he’s been an entrepreneur-in-residence at an influential venture capital firm and founded Code2040, a group that aims to recruit blacks and Latinos for tech and engineering jobs.


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