Daymond John, CEO and founder of FUBU, star of ABC’s Shark Tank, and world-renowned entrepreneur, speaks to Capital One Future Edge Fellows participating in General Assembly’s Opportunity Fund, a fellowship program that aims to facilitate a more diverse community of talent in the tech industry by providing fellowships to low-to-moderate income individuals seeking advanced digital skills.[/caption]
In March, Capital One announced it will focus $150 million in community grants and initiatives over the next five years to help empower more Americans to succeed in the digitally-driven economy.
With its new Future Edge℠ initiative, Capital One will collaborate with leading educational and community organizations across the country to help Americans keep pace with technology and prosper in the new economy. Through Future Edge, the company will provide grants and support efforts designed to:
- Help America’s workforce learn the digital skills they need for the jobs of today and tomorrow
- Help small business owners and entrepreneurs harness technology to grow, compete and succeed in the digital age
- Provide individuals with money management tools and resources to help them prepare and invest for the future
“Technology is dramatically changing the way we live and work. Helping people become more digitally fluent is essential for American workers and our economy,” said Richard D. Fairbank, Capital One’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “There is an insatiable demand for great technology talent as the rate of change across industries continues to accelerate. Capital One’s Future Edge initiative will help motivated individuals build the skills required to succeed in the digital world.”
Over the next five years, Capital One will provide hundreds of grants to community organizations nationwide to help people realize their potential, improve their employment prospects, and get on the path to financial prosperity.
To learn more about Capital One’s Future Edge efforts, follow @YourFutureEdge on Twitter or visit www.capitalone.com/investingforgood.
Congratulations Capital One!