1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
Welcome to the BizWarriors Forum!
Why not join our community?
Sign Up Today!

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

    1,137
    168
    63
    635484690020723581-hank-williams.png

    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

    540
    168
    43
    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

    506
    110
    43
    Very sad news and at only 50 :(
     

Share This Page

Loading...
Similar Threads - Tech entrepreneur diversity Forum Date
Technix Digital Marketing Introductions Today at 12:04 AM
TECHSPO Toronto May 18, 2017 Networking Apr 9, 2017
Technical Theatre Services Buy, Sell, Trade Mar 15, 2017
Tech Support, Bugs, Suggestions, and Questions about the Forum Forum Tech Support and Feedback Jan 6, 2017
Are you able to measure the success of your startups in terms of design and technology? Starting Your Business Oct 20, 2016