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Beyond tech: Oakland’s young entrepreneurs

Businesses in the Bay Area don’t all orbit around Silicon Valley’s tech universe. Upstarts from Oakland youth are differentiating themselves from tech entrepreneurs: they’re making and branding t-shirts, running education and nutrition nonprofits, and editing online music magazines that promote local bands. They also represent a larger trend in the state. Most business are small – 92 percent of all California businesses have less than five employees. And they are more community-based. “I feel like we’re different because we’re part of the community we serve.” Meet some of Oakland’s young entrepreneurs, on Youth Radio.

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This entry was posted on March 19, 2015 by in Radio, Video, Youth Radio and tagged , .

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