David D. Harris

Cultural Entrepreneur

David is a cultural entrepreneur that works as a manager at TAF, where his focus is on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Integration and Entrepreneurial Education. He’s also a graduate student in the University of Washington’s Human Centered Design and Engineering Master’s Program.

His passion is facilitating resource-constrained communities learning, creating, and sharing of knowledge, tools, and materials to create feasible, culturally relevant opportunities for upward economic mobility.

In 2014, he formed Hack the CD - a collective of self determined social innovators focused on the creation of sustainable, equitable growth through entrepreneurship in the Central District of Seattle. Currently, they’re focused on answering the question, “How might we create fertile ground for the African American community in Seattle to grow with the city’s current tech boom?”

StartupSeattle

From dot-com to startup advocate for communities of color

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Crosscut - September 25, 2017
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Pop-Up Hoping Virtual Reality Becomes A South Seattle Regularity

South Seattle Emerald - May 6, 2017
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Seattle City Council Committee Meeting: Office of Economic Development

Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development & Arts Committee - February 14, 2017
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4차 산업혁명 혁신이 일자리다 // Fourth Industrial Revolution - Innovation As a Job

Korean Broadcast System - November 2016
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Start Me Up! David Harris Rocks Talent, Technology and Teamwork as Startup Advocate for the City of Seattle

Seattle 24x7 - October 12, 2016
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Startup advocate: Don't take Seattle's business community for granted

Puget Sound Business Journal - July 19, 2016
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Seattle Central wins $3.8M grant for computer training courses

Puget Sound Business Journal - June 27, 2016
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Why 4 emerging tech hubs are luring startups away from Silicon Valley

Mashable - May 17, 2016
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Sir Mix-A-Lot teams with Amazon software developers to get Alexa’s help in the music studio

Geekwire - April 5, 2016
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White House adds 15 communities for ‘TechHire’ initiative, including Seattle

Geekwire - March 9, 2016
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He steers startups toward top tech talent in unusual places

Puget Sound Business Journal - October 23, 2015

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