Presumptive Democratic nominee for President and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced a new initiative on innovation and technology that builds upon the foundations set by President Barack Obama. Among the pillars of this initiative is a renewed focus on supporting diversity in tech, including aiding budding entrepreneurs “who start social enterprises or new businesses in distressed communities the opportunity by potentially awarding forgiveness of up to $17,500 of their student loans after 5 years.”

Ms. Clinton’s initiative centers on five main goals:

  1. Building the Tech Economy on Main Street
  2. Investing in World Class Digital Infrastructure
  3. Advancing America’s Global Leadership in Tech & Innovation
  4. Promoting Innovation while Protecting Privacy
  5. Engineering a Smarter Government

Read more on the official fact sheet here.

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