Company Profile

Bitwise Industries

Creates micro tech economies, by teaching people to code, developing software for clients, and transforming blighted community spaces into tech centers

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
DEI Advocacy
Year Founded
2013
Location
Fresno , California
Leadership
Jake Soberal, Irma Olguin Jr., Jake Soberal
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
DEI Advocacy (2021),
DEI Advocacy (2020)
As part of Bitwise's mission to build tech economies in "underestimated cities," it trained more 5,000 students in Toledo, Ohio, 80 percent of whom have gained tech employment, and the majority of whom are women, LGBTQIA+, people of color, immigrants, and/or first-generation Americans.
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Inc. 5000
No. 1522 (2021)

The Diversity Movement

Runs online strategic DEI initiatives for clients looking to change their corporate culture

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
DEI Advocacy
Year Founded
2019
Location
Raleigh , North Carolina
Leadership
Donald Thompson
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
DEI Advocacy (2021)
In the wake of George Floyd's killing, the Diversity Movement heavily discounted its single-module online learning course on unconscious bias to encourage allies to learn about their own unconscious biases and how to mitigate them.
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Sama

Provides machine learning training data and validation for leading technology companies

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Economic/Financial Equity
Year Founded
2008
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Wendy Gonzalez
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Economic/Financial Equity (2021)
Sama created an employee upskilling initiative that provides training in A.I., machine learning, and other tech areas that put participants in underserved communities on a path to upward mobility.
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Inc. 5000
No. 3355 (2021), No. 2952 (2020)

MentorWorks Education Capital

Makes college education more affordable for students from underserved communities through income share agreements and employer partnerships

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Economic/Financial Equity
Year Founded
2016
Location
Boston, Massachusetts
Leadership
Karthik Krishnan
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Economic/Financial Equity (2021)
According to internal data, MentorWorks graduates who have completed their grace-period in the working world have seen an income increase of 218 percent.
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Greenwood

Offers financial products that support sustainable entrepreneurship, empower wealth creation, and promote financial literacy primarily for Black and Latinx communities

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2021 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2021.
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Industry
Economic/Financial Equity
Year Founded
2020
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Leadership
Ryan Glover, Andrew Young, Michael Render
Data as of Publication on Dec 7, 2021
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Economic/Financial Equity (2021)
Greenwood pledged a monthly grant of $10,000 to local businesses, with the first given to Tee’s Barbershop, the only shop on Greenwood Avenue that has remained since the Tulsa Race Massacre, 100 years ago.
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