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The Plug and New Profit Partner to Reach Entrepreneurs Powering the Future of Work

By Sherrell Dorsey
June 15, 2020

Dear Readers,

Robots, automation, unemployment, work from home. What does all of this jargon have in common? It’s the language of a changing world. Even before the novel coronavirus, we were on track to a society where technology and computing were forever integrating into the way we live, work, and play. 

Today, we’re at the mercy of learning the language of the future. And for those of us looking to lock into that future and equip our communities, it is critical that we understand the who, what, when, where, why, and how we can find our place in the future of work and what resources we have at our disposal.  

We’re excited to collaborate with New Profit, a venture philanthropy firm, deeply investing in workforce solutions powered by forward-thinking entrepreneurs helping people level up their tech skills and secure opportunities in the new world of work. They remain committed to investing in organizations led by Black, Latinx, and Indigenous leaders. They are now launching their Future of Work investments.

Venture Partner Dr. Angela Jackson and New Profit are behind some notable businesses that we’ve followed here in The Plug, including MORTAR, Blue Studios, R3 Score, Push Black, and Flikshop

In the coming weeks, New Profit will be unveiling an unprecedented opportunity to spur workforce innovation with equity at its core, powered by $6 million in direct funds. In addition to covering more future of work-related topics here at The Plug, we’ll be inviting you to take part in exclusive virtual information sessions to learn more about how you can partner directly with New Profit as this new initiative unfolds.

Over the next four weeks, in addition to covering more future of work-related topics, we’ll be inviting you to take part in various virtual information sessions as opportunities to work with New Profit become available. 

To learn more about New Profit and their work, visit here

 

In the work,

Sherrell Dorsey

Founder and CEO

The Plug

Dr. Angela Jackson 

Partner, Future of Work

New Profit

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