The American Minorities Collective for Software Development (AMCSD) is a nonprofit organization created to foster entrepreneurial growth for disadvantaged minorities in the technology sector.
The American Minorities Collective for Software Development (AMCSD) is a nonprofit organization created to foster entrepreneurial growth for disadvantaged minorities in the technology sector. Partnering with Minority serving Universities and corporate partners, our collective will create a business technology ecosystem consisting of training, certification, free cloud services, grant writing services, and startup funding. Through this ecosystem, AMCSD plans on helping to create and mentor hundreds of minority-owned technology-based businesses in the next few years.
Through select HBCU and corporate partners as well as assistance from governmental agencies, AMCSD will host a multi-course program designed to navigate new business owners through some of the pitfalls of entrepreneurship. In this vision, AMCSD will teach courses in
Herman Spencer Jr. (Spence) is a veteran, entrepreneur, visionary, and inventor. With 40 years of experience in senior software positions, Spence has first-hand knowledge of both the “glass ceiling” of corporate America and the lack of access to capital as a Black entrepreneur. Spence's experience includes Sole representative of the Army Programming division to the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the pentagon, Chief Architect Lexis Nexis, DBA Mead Data Central, CEO of his own consulting firm Agile Solutions, CTO Tririga (Inventor of record for the Tririga platform, Now IBM Tririga), senior positions with Unisys and QuickOffice (acquired by Google) and currently the Founder and CEO of Software Built By Design.