“When I considered launching dev/Mission, a non-profit focused on building tech talents in underserved communities, I had to set my savings aside to launch it because I could not get traditional financing. The lack of capital investment for immigrant communities and business owners inhibits our ability to integrate and give back to the economy.” –Leo Sosa, dev/Mission’s CEO
Immigrant access to capital benefits us all because immigrants create jobs, strengthen the economy, and participate in their communities. When I met Leo, who immigrated to the U.S. from Guatemala in search of the American Dream, I couldn’t be more impressed to hear what he has done. He launched a startup that provides opportunities for youth living in public housing to become entrepreneurs in the tech industry.