Managing Director of Hatteras Discovery and Venture Partner at Hatteras Venture Partners
Founder and CEO, Lighter Capital
Partner at New Enterprise Associates
Vice president, chief strategy and operating officer of the Texas Medical Center
From the event site:
“A weekend hackathon bringing together creative individuals who are passionate about using technology to build Web content or mobile products that can create meaningful social change for the transgender community.
WHY A HACKATHON FOCUSED ON THE TRANS COMMUNITY?
Research shows that transgender people are unemployed at 2x the national rate–4x for transgender people of color; have incomes of less than $10,00 a year; experience homelessness at 2x the rate of non-trans people; and suffer overwhelming discrimination when it comes to accessing adequate healthcare and legal services. This problem not only affects transgender adults but trans and gender nonconforming youth as well. A necessary step in addressing anti-transgender bias is to create technology that socially empowers transgender individuals. Imagine if there existed a mobile phone app that helps individuals find trans friendly doctors or an app that profiles safe space job opportunities for trans people across the country? Trans*H4CK is a space in which to turn these possibilities into reality.”