Young and Diverse MBEs in Today's Tech Space

As 2016 comes to a close, if we take a pause and absorb the world around us, we quickly realize that technology has come a long way in a short period of time.  Not much more than a hundred years ago, typewriters were becoming commonplace.  Now, they are an ancient relic found in museums.  Technological advancement is exponential with changes becoming more dramatic and drastic than ever.

It may have been early Gen Xers and maybe even Baby Boomers who laid some of the framework of modern technology out.  After all, Steve Jobs was no Millennial; neither are Bill Gates, Larry Page, or Tim Berners-Lee.  Given that, however, it is the late Gen Xers and especially Millennials that are the shakers and movers these days.  Consider Mark Zuckerberg, Brian Chesky, Michelle Phan, and more.  Perhaps the most educated, entrepreneurial, and tenacious of all generations of recent memory, Millennials are ever so present in today’s technology space.

Here at the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), we work with a variety of minority-owned businesses in different industries.  Most of them are in the traditional automotive supply and even construction industries.  After all, Michigan is still home to the Big Three, and is currently experiencing a construction boom—especially in the Southeast.  However, there is more to Michigan and our clients.  Several of them are high-technology companies headed by none other than young and bright individuals that are ready to challenge the way we work, live, and play.  Over the next few posts, we will introduce you to a few.  The MBDA is excited to see what amazing things these young entrepreneurs and MBEs will do in the field of technology. We applaud their hard work and success.


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