Apple to Open Developer Academy, Provide Funding for Minority Entrepreneurs

published 13.01.2021 22:08

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Apple Inc. is launching several projects to extend education and funding opportunities to minority entrepreneurs, part of the $100 million pledge it made in June to help combat racism in response to the national outcry over the killing of George Floyd.

“And these new projects send a clear signal of Apple’s enduring commitment.”

Last year, Apple and fellow tech titan Alphabet Inc.’s Google, banks such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. , toy company Hasbro Inc. and others collectively pledged tens of billions of dollars toward racial-equity efforts.

At the time, the companies said the money they pledged would go toward boosting the net worth of Black families, creating professional opportunities for minorities and diversifying their own ranks, among other outcomes.

The moves came after Mr. Floyd, a Black man, was killed by police in May, inciting a national debate about systemic racism.

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