Innovation and Inequality

Jessica Norwood, RUNWAY
and Rodney Sampson, Opportunity Hub (OHUB)
With Chuck Eesley, Stanford University

OHUB CEO and executive chairman Rodney Sampson explains that, despite Atlanta’s dynamic innovation economy, many Black Atlantans have not shared that wealth. In fact, he adds, his home city of Atlanta now has a truly extraordinary level of income inequality. He points to data suggesting that innovation density and economic segregation are closely linked, and explains how OHUB is part of his effort to address some of the problems and inequities that successful entrepreneurs and investors like himself have inadvertently created.