1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
Business or Entrepreneurial questions? BizWarriors is completely FREE - paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! You can now use your Facebook or Twitter account to regsiter or login. If you're new to the BizWarriors Forum, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Tech entrepreneur, diversity advocate Hank Williams dies at 50

Discussion in 'General Business and Entrepreneurship' started by EF-Roger, Nov 16, 2015.

Share This Page

  1. EF-Roger

    EF-Roger Member


    Supporters of increasing diversity in the technology industry are mourning the loss of a veteran entrepreneur at the forefront of the issue.

    Hank Williams,50, a resident of New York City, died Sunday at Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center after a weeklong hospital stay. He was being treated for complications from pneumonia and myocarditis, which can be caused by a viral infection of the heart. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

    Williams founded Internet music company Clickradio in 1998 and cloud storage and data management platform Kloudco in 2008. In 2012, he founded Platform.org, a non-profit group aimed at increasing the interest and participation of blacks, Latinos and women in the tech industry. Platform's annual event, first held at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass., has been hosted by Morehouse College in Atlanta over the past two years.

    Read more Tech entrepreneur, diversity advocate Hank Williams dies at 50
  2. dyanmarie25

    dyanmarie25 Member

    This is really saddening. He was only 50 years old, but I am glad he was able to accomplish his goals in life, and became very succesful. Gone too soon though. May he rest in peace now.
  3. K

    K Member

    Very sad news and at only 50 :(

Share This Page