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Women Funding Women 2018 Wraps – See You at DWEN in Toronto

May 31, 2018

Globally, it is estimated that there are more than 274 million women entrepreneurs! Yet despite this massive influence and spending power of women entrepreneurs, Dell’s Women Entrepreneur #WECities research and the US Senate report on What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Thrive found that women entrepreneurs around the world receive disproportionate access to the resources needed to thrive, including capital, mentorship and technology. As a global leader Dell is committed to helping women-owned businesses scale with the help of technology and…

High School Seniors Detour in Virtual Reality Before Graduation

High school students make an impression during virtual reality internship Graduation season is in full swing and soon the class of 2018 will be venturing into the real world. But a select group of high school seniors recently took a detour into the world of virtual reality as part of a unique internship program with Dell’s product engineering team, and I had the honor of joining them for part of the journey. My interest in this program is twofold. First,…

The Benefits of Blockchain

May 30, 2018

A New Foundation for Cultivating Customer Trust Imagine if you could rent a house, buy a car, be admitted to a hospital, get a driver’s license, apply to college or seek employment – all with just a few clicks of your smart phone. Just think if you could track the progress of a product you were interested in along every step of its life cycle, ensuring that the companies you transact with adhere to best practices within the workplace, promote…

How Supporting Diverse Suppliers Supports Local Economies and More

May 29, 2018

For entrepreneurs, having a great product or service is only the first step toward success. The next steps include finding capital, connections, contracts and customers. For many woman-owned and minority-owned firms, gaining access to these vital resources can be a challenge. According to the Minority Business Development Agency, minority-owned firms are nearly three times more likely to be denied a loan than non-minority firms. And minority firms secure a lower number and dollar amount of contracts in proportion to the…