Impact Ventures, a Dallas nonprofit dedicated to creating diverse and inclusive tech ecosystems, is launching what it calls “North Texas’ first minority-focused startup accelerator program.” Formerly known as Impact House, Impact Ventures was founded in 2017 to close the income and wealth gap for minorities and women via tech career pathways, inclusive entrepreneurship, and capital investment. Its new 12-week accelerator, coming March 2020, aims to assist underrepresented communities looking to break into the tech industry.  “As of 2018, just 2 percent of minorities received venture capital funding, 2 percent of minorities are represented in the tech industry workforce, and there’s projected to be over 1 million open tech jobs by 2020,” Impact Ventures Founder and CEO Benjamin Vann says. “Due to the sheer size of North Texas, we believe we play an integral role in closing these opportunity gaps.” Seeing technology growing in places like Detroit and Atlanta, Impact Ventures believes Dallas has all of the necessary ingredients to be the next tech hotbed for minority professionals and entrepreneurs. Vann cited the city’s robust corporate community, skilled labor force, affordable ...