Jopwell is a startup launching today out of our Summer 2015 class that is looking to help tech companies find and hire more diverse staffers. Jopwell has built an online platform that connects recruiters at technology companies with minority candidates from colleges across the country for both technical and non-technical job roles.
Jopwell was accepted into the Summer 2015 Y Combinator class.
CEO Porter Braswell said that corporate diversity initiatives usually rely on partnerships with nonprofits that can only handle small-scale amounts of hiring.
“They haven’t really changed their model since the Civil Rights Era,” said Braswell, who previously worked at Goldman Sachs. “We took a business mentality and formed a startup to look at a traditional non-profit space.”