Data News Staff Edited Report
New Orleans, LA – To scale the equity in New Orleans’ emerging technology, startup, and venture ecosystem while investing millions in Black vendors and technology startups, Opportunity Hub is hosting their second monthly OHUB Friday’s series.
The event featured a curated conversation with Jasmine Crowe, Founder and CEO of Goodr. OHUB Fridays a monthly authentic networking event and speaker series to connect the region’s emerging Black, Hispanic and Indigenous innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors.
“OHUB was excited to continue its proven model for building Black innovation, startup and venture ecosystems from the ground up,” said Rodney Sampson, Executive Chairman of OHUB. “Our goal is to ensure that all of New Orleans is equitably included in the future of opportunity.”
Opportunity Hub (OHUB), co-founded in 2013 in Atlanta, GA by Rodney and Shanterria Sampson as a follow up to the highly successful Kingonomics’ conferences in Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC grew to become the largest Black owned multi-campus entrepreneurship center and technology hub in the United States definitively focused on diversity, inclusion and equity as a business development and investment thesis for the upskilling of in demand technical talent, new high growth company building and innovative capital formation as a path to creating shared prosperity and multi-generational wealth creation for everyone, everywhere in the future of work, fourth industrial revolution and beyond. Each year, thousands of people learn, engage, build & work via the OHU Ecosystem. Learn more about how OHUB is leading the charge to scale racial equity in the Fourth Industrial Revolution at OpportunityHub.co and download the new Ecosystem app at www.EcosystemApp.co.
Founded in 2017, Goodr is a sustainable waste management and hunger relief company that leverages technology and logistics to reduce food waste and fight hunger. Goodr, a certified B-Corp, is built on the principle that food insecurity is not an issue of scarcity; it’s a matter of logistics. Goodr offers a variety of Hunger Relief and Food Waste Solutions, which include Surplus Food Recovery, Pop-Up Grocery Markets, and more.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Goodr operates nationwide with clients in industries ranging from food service and hospitality to arenas, universities, celebrities and more. As of 2022, Goodr has served nearly 30 million meals to those in need and redirected 12 million pounds of food and organic material away from landfills. The company has also raised over $10 million to solve food insecurity while reducing the carbon footprint. For more information on Goodr, visit http://www.goodr.co or follow the company on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn.