George Hofstetter

Co-Board Chair

By the age of 16 George had found his passion, combining social justice and technology. George then decided to start a tech company at 16 years old, in hopes to help other kids of color gain entry into the world of technology as innovators not just consumers. 

Since then George has developed a mix of mobile apps and web-platforms, lectured at multiple universities, worked with Colin Kaepernick, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf, and Megan Smith, the ex-United States chief technology officer and assistant to President Obama.

George Hofstetter Technologies Inc. encourages people to help change the world’s perspective on race through technology.

George's most projects/events include Up to Code Vol. 1, a computer science and entrepreneurship curriculum sponsored by Capital One Dev Exchange, Head of Technology and Experience at TedxMenlo College “This is America”, a TedxTalk at the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, and travelling to Johannesburg, South Africa with The Hidden Genius Project to teach computer science and design thinking at 5 LEAP Science and Math schools.

11:15AM - 11:30AM

The LAB The Lab - Youth Summit

Black Power in Tech: Developing Systems for Us Keynote