Showing 2 results for:

Jessica Matthews

by Topic

All results

Magic Johnson Joins Board of Directors at Black-Owned Energy Startup Uncharted Power

Business phenom Magic Johnson is adding more big boss energy to his multi-hyphenate career portfolio. According to CNBC , the former Los Angeles Lakers legend will take a seat on the Board of Directors at Uncharted Power , an award-winning renewable energy tech company founded by Jessica O. Matthews in 2011. In his new role, the CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises will help establish and expand the smart startup’s partnerships and programs in U.S. communities. “Many of America’s urban, multicultural communities are being left behind when it comes to basic human rights such as feeling safe in the community, providing for family, getting an education and, quite literally, keeping the lights on,” Johnson said in a statement. Matthews first discovered her passion for renewable energy after witnessing the issues in Nigeria’s power infrastructure. As a result, Uncharted Power’s aim is to achieve access to cost-effective, clean power networks in underserved areas by creating new energy...

Mar 5, 2020

7 Black Women Tech Founders Shifting the Culture

It can’t be said enough: Black women are leading the charge in entrepreneurship. Access to capital is still extremely low, but Black female founders are maintaining successful startups through continuous hard work and innovation, especially in tech. From Silicon Valley to tech’s newest mecca, Atlanta , Black women are using a wide range of technology to shift the culture across all industries — beauty, health, food, agriculture, economy, you name it. In celebration of Women’s History Month, here are seven Black women founders spreading their magic to make a difference in and through tech. Jessica Matthews, Uncharted Power Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet & Chandon The self-proclaimed mashup of Bill Nye the Science Guy and Beyoncé, Jessica Matthews founded renewable energy startup Uncharted Power in 2011. The smart tech company addresses the generation, transmission and storage of power in underserved communities. In March 2020, Los Angeles Lakers legend and business magnate Magic...

Mar 5, 2020