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In partnership with The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC), Capital One presented WEDallas: Meet your Mentor where women with technology businesses and other industries shared their expertise with female startups in speed mentoring sessions, WEDallas is designed to inspire, equip and empower women entrepreneurs. Through the speed mentoring, attendees met a new mentor every 15 minutes from a variety of industries. The event gives new and aspiring women entrepreneurs across North Texas the opportunity to network and gain resources.

Mary Jo Hoch, Senior Vice President Commercial Banking

 

“The WEDallas events are important for women in tech because men heavily dominate the field of technology,” said Kelli Thomas-Drake, founder and president of Dallas-based healthcare app, My Purple Folder. “There are not enough women mentors present for females in this industry. WEDallas helps level up the playing field for women, so we can be there to help each other succeed.”

Capital One has partnered with The DEC for the past four years to sponsor the WEDallas initiative. Capital One works with partners across the region to make its Future Edge DFW commitment come to life. In 2015, Capital One launched Future Edge, an initiative that pledged $150 million over five years to help more Americans get the skills, tools and resources they need to succeed in the 21st century. As part of this initiative, Future Edge DFW symbolizes Capital One’s commitment to make Dallas-Fort Worth a destination for top talent, spur growth as a world-renowned technology hub, and nurture leaders of tomorrow.

“Technology will catapult us to the future. As a mentor, I always tell other startup owners to stay motivated and be willing to embrace new technology to stay successful,” mentions Thomas-Drake.

 

 

To better represent the role of women in technology, Capital One created its Women in Tech initiative that is bringing women and men together to focus on developing a love of technology in young women and girls, improving the representation of women in the technology field and supporting the career development of women in tech roles. Capital One’s commitment to The DEC and WEDallas perfectly aligns with its Women in Tech and Future Edge initiatives.

The DEC supports local entrepreneurs including women business owners and the ventures they lead. The organization is committed to growing jobs in North Texas through support of small businesses and entrepreneurs. The DEC is a 501c3 non-profit organization which serves entrepreneurs in the Dallas area, providing a location where they can receive training, education, mentorship, coworking, events/programs, promotion and access to capital in order to encourage and equip the entrepreneurial community to start, build and grow their business.

“These events are important because it helps empower women,” continues Thomas-Drake. “They can come here to network and find solutions for any challenges they may be facing. I love being able to serve as a mentor and give back to the entrepreneurial community.”

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NAF students from North Texas spent the summer in the NAF Future Ready Lab internship program at the Capital One campus in Plano. As the internships came to a close on August 10, the students presented their final projects in front of a “Shark Tank” panel of judges. The final projects consisted of challenges from four local startups including Doxa Collective, FactorZ, First Stream Clean and Bubbl.

Students had been working with these startups to address business challenges such as social media campaigns and mockups of website and mobile applications.

Judges chose FactorZ as the winning team for its idea of creating its own company, marketing plan, financials and business model. The team conceptualized a fashion company called Kustom Phit with a focus on screen printing t-shirts. Factor Z students include Magaly Arzate and Karl Mata from Justin F. Kimball High School and Jose Mondragon, Daniel Ramirez and Chris Guevara from Sunset High School.

Magaly Arzate, Justin F. Kimball High School, Karla Mata, Justin F. Kimball High School, Jose Mondragon, Sunset High School, Daniel Ramirez, Sunset High School and Chris Guevara, Sunset High School

 

Mentors from Capital One helped students identify and design solutions for their assigned startup projects, providing them with an opportunity to put their STEM skills and education into practice.

“Before this program, I felt confused about tech, but now with the help of the Capital One mentors, I’m learning innovative ways to improve projects and feel more confident about digital skills. I’ve learned leadership skills and feel free to share my ideas,” stated Brandon Parrish, senior, Sunset High School in Oak Cliff.

During the internship at Capital One, students participate in professional skill-building workshops with mentors and learn about college life. The paid internship included youth from Woodrow Wilson, Justin F. Kimball, W.H. Adamson and Sunset high schools. NAF Future Ready Lab is a new, innovative internship concept designed to scale the quantity of meaningful internship experiences available for more students to participate and prepare for future careers.

“This experience has helped me with entrepreneurship because we’re working with startups who are telling us that you need a whole process to starting a business and growing it to be successful. I also get positive feedback from my Capital One mentors which makes me feel like I accomplished something,” said Bryanna Harris, senior, Justin F. Kimball High School.        

Brandon Parrish, Sunset HS-Oak Cliff, Araceli Ramirez, Sunset HS- Oak Cliff, Bryanna Harris, Justin F Kimball HS, Brianna Limones, W.H. Adamson HS, and Juan Camacho, WH Adamson HS- Oak Cliff.         

 

Capital One believes that a quality education is the most important factor for our youth’s future success.

Capital One has supported the NAF mission in aiding high school academy students with career tools since 2009, working with a total of 90 NAF interns over the years. Through NAF Future Ready Lab, Capital One strives to widen the educational opportunities for students through programs that help them gain the skills of tomorrow, today so that they can work in the career of their choice. Capital One works with partners like NAF to make its Future Edge DFW commitment come to life.

In 2015, Capital One launched Future Edge, an initiative that pledged $150 million over five years to help more Americans get the skills, tools and resources they need to succeed in the 21st century. As part of this initiative, Future Edge DFW symbolizes Capital One’s commitment to make Dallas-Fort Worth a destination for top talent, spur growth as a world-renowned technology hub and nurture leaders of tomorrow.

“The opportunity to meet tech startup based companies gives me a better understanding that anything is possible with a good idea and not to be afraid to share it,” said Juan Camacho, senior, W.H. Adamson High School in Oak Cliff.                  

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure that high school students are college, career, and future ready. NAF works with high need communities to transform the high school experience through an educational design that includes industry-specific curricula, work-based learning experiences, and relationships with business professionals, culminating in a paid internship. NAF academies fit within and enhance school systems, allowing NAF to become an integral part of a plan for higher achievement at a low cost. NAF academies focus on one of five career themes: finance, hospitality and tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. During the 2017-18 school year, more than 100,000 students attended 644 NAF academies across 36 states, including DC and the US Virgin Islands. In 2017, NAF academies reported 97% of seniors graduated with 90% of graduates with post-secondary intentions.

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Capital One mentors taught NAF Future Ready Lab students design and innovation

 

NAF students “saved a city” from toxins with a project that incorporated design thinking as part of NAF Future Ready Lab powered by Capital One. The ToxiCity Challenge empowered students with innovation and design skills that they can use as part of the future workforce. Capital One associates mentored youth in STEM skills so that they could build a prototype as a solution to preventing contamination in a city. Materials included rope, buckets and tire tubes to move and contain the “toxic” popcorn kernels.

“The Capital One mentorship has helped me think more and not take the easy route, which won’t get you anywhere. It taught me new strategies,” said Bryanna Harris, senior, Justin F. Kimball High School.

Attendees include youth from Woodrow Wilson, Justin F Kimball, W.H. Adamson and Sunset high schools. The student training of Capital One NAF interns is in partnership with the University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. NAF Future Ready Lab is a new, innovative internship concept designed to scale the quantity of meaningful internship experiences available for more students to participate and prepare for future careers.

This summer’s program kicked off on June 11. The August 2nd  lab featured the ToxiCity Challenge where youth designed a product to safely remove “toxic” popcorn in order to “save the city.” The design process is what engineers use to solve challenges in the real world. Additionally, students are working

on projects assigned by entrepreneurs which youth will present at the end of their four-week internship.

The ToxiCity Challenge helps youth learn problem solving skills which they will also put into practice in their final project. 

“Through this mentorship program, I am now able to better organize ideas. I have an entirely new mindset to think outside of the box to innovate and be creative,” stated Brandon Parrish, senior, Sunset High School.

During the internship at Capital One, students participate in professional skill-building workshops with mentors and learn about college life. This paid internship provides high school students an opportunity to put their education into practice in a unique work environment.

“My career goal is to manage a business. My knowledge has been boosted when it comes to how business works. Design thinking shows that you can get opinions of customers so you can learn strategies of satisfying them to create a win-win situation,” added Harris.

Capital One believes that a quality education is the most important factor for our youth’s future success. Capital One has supported the NAF mission in aiding high school academy students with career tools since 2009, working with a total of 90 NAF interns over the years. Through NAF Future Ready Lab,

Capital One strives to widen the educational opportunities for students through programs that help them gain the skills of tomorrow, today so that they can work in the career of their choice. Capital One works with partners like NAF and UTD across the region to make its Future Edge DFW commitment come to life.

In 2015, Capital One launched Future Edge, an initiative that pledged $150 million over five years to help more Americans get the skills, tools and resources they need to succeed in the 21st  century. As part of this initiative, Future Edge DFW symbolizes Capital One’s commitment to make Dallas-Fort Worth a destination for top talent, spur growth as a world-renowned technology hub and nurture leaders of tomorrow. 

“This program has elevated me in wanting to pursue my dream. I was in a community where I didn’t have much technology. As a future computer engineer and entrepreneur, I would like to create new technology for communities that don’t have the resources,” concluded Parrish.

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure that high school students are college, career, and future ready. NAF works with high need communities to transform the high school experience through an educational design that includes industry-specific curricula, work-based learning experiences, and relationships with business professionals, culminating in a paid internship. NAF academies fit within and enhance school systems, allowing NAF to become an integral part of a plan for higher achievement at a low cost. NAF academies focus on one of five career themes: finance, hospitality and tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. During the 2017-18 school year, more than 100,000 students attended 644 NAF academies across 36 states, including DC and the US Virgin Islands. In 2017, NAF academies reported 97% of seniors graduated with 90% of graduates with post-secondary intentions.

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The Capital One Coders Ignite program helped girls develop a greater interest in STEM and get excited about technology during a critical period in their education. Since June, various groups of students from Girls Inc of Metropolitan Dallas have been working with Capital One mentors to learn block based programming and design to create Android applications.

Block based programming is useful for novices since it provides easy operations and improves the readability of programs. The learning focuses on combining visual blocks that represent elements such as operations and variables. Students learned basic concepts of programming and processing. On July 26, Girls Inc. students from North Texas including Plano ISD’s C.A. McMillen High School learned how to design a mobile app at the one-day event which took place at the Capital One Conference Center in Plano.

“I feel if I take tech classes in high school and college, that I will have an easier time, since I’m putting those skills into practice with this Coding program,” said Lei Scott, 10th grader at C.A. McMillen High School.

The event is part of Capital One’s Coders program which perfectly aligns with its Future Edge initiative. In 2015, Capital One launched Future Edge, an initiative that pledged $150 million over five years to help prepare more Americans with the skills, tools and resources they need to succeed in an ever-changing digitally-driven economy. As part of this initiative, Future Edge DFW symbolizes Capital One’s commitment to make Dallas-Fort Worth a destination for top talent, spur growth as a world-renowned technology hub and nurture leaders of tomorrow.

Capital One’s Coders program is a great example of how Future Edge is having a positive impact by helping students develop skills for the 21st century. The Coders program is part of Capital One’s commitment to ensure young people have the necessary resources to understand and explore their interests in STEM. To bridge the STEM education gap,Capital One created the Coders curriculum to help students understand and pursue their interests in STEM fields as early as their middle school years.

Through the program, students learn the basic principles of software development and how to create their own apps by exploring touchscreens, learning about motion detection, control and coding. Students also learn how to develop apps for mobile language devices and grow in computation thinking skills like algorithms, abstraction, decomposition, pattern recognition and generalization, so they can continue working on what they have learned beyond the program and explore on their own. Since the creation of the Coders Program in 2014, Capital One has worked with approximately 700 students in North Texas. Students worked on computer coding and applications on their tablets along with Capital One mentors.

“I want to become a vet and need technology to help animals and to see what’s going on inside animals’ bodies and their vital signs. I hope to develop an app of do’s and don’ts of what to look for if you’re worried about your pet. It will give you information about how to help your pet at home before you spend a lot of money taking your animal to the vet,” Scott stated.

Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas believes every girl deserves experiences that will help enable her to earn her education and become a healthy, independent and thriving adult. At Girls Inc. Dallas, the focus is on teaching girls to value themselves, take risks as well as discover and develop their strengths. Through a combination of long-lasting mentoring relationship and research-based programming, girls are equipped to navigate gender, economic and social barriers as well as grow up prepared for postsecondary success and 21st century careers.

 

 

 

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Capital One associates are sharing forward-leaning practices and technology they apply at work wit two Dallas ISD teachers from NAF during a two-week immersive program this summer. In turn, the educators can infuse this experience into their teaching to trigger exponential learning amongst their students. The paid teacher externships run from June 11 through the 22nd  on Capital One’s Plano campus. The NAF IT Academy teachers are from Skyline High School and South Oak Cliff High School.

Through this intensive technology program and its exponential learning, externs are able to “teach the teachers” since they will then share their learned skills with other educators who can integrate this knowledge into students’ education, and thus impact more students as a result.

 

Jorge Calderon, Capital One associate mentors teacher externs, Euranie Patin and Darion Walton

 

Capital One externs are integrated into cross-functional teams where they participate in a collaborative, learning environment. Workforce training skills include:

  • Agile methodology for project management processes
  • Problem solving
  • Coding and app development
  • Design thinking
  • Python programming language
  • Marketing 

Capital One recruiters also meet with the externs to give them a look at what employers are looking for in candidates so that educators can help shape curriculum to meet future industry needs. Today, teachers worked with their Capital One mentors on app development.

“In the classroom while giving a demonstration, it’s important to make sure students are comprehending the curriculum. This app deals with Multiple Response Strategies (MRS) so that the presenter uses the app and clicks a button or shakes the device to populate strategies to engage the audience,” said Darion Walton who teaches Web Technology and Web Design at Skyline High School and the NAF IT Academy.

One strategy is “turn and talk” so that students discuss the subject matter with other students as well as the teacher. That way, the teacher can assess if the lesson is being comprehended or if further learning is needed. “Our objective is for 90-100% of students to retain the information being taught and understand it well before the bell rings,” he added.

Capital One has enjoyed being a NAF partner for ten years. With the quality education that teachers provide, educators nurture our future workforce and help prepare youth for success.

“This externship helps me prep students for college and future jobs with the career pathways available to them that are innovative on what’s trending in the business, especially in IT,” said Euranie Patin, who teaches Principals of Technology, Digital Media and Web Technology at South Oak Cliff High School and the NAF IT Academy.

Capital One believes that businesses have an opportunity and responsibility to develop the talent pipeline for future jobs. This commitment comes to life with Future Edge. In 2015, Capital One launched Future Edge, an initiative that pledged $150 million over five years to help more Americans get the skills, tools and resources they need to succeed in the 21st century. As part of this initiative, Future Edge DFW symbolizes Capital One’s commitment to make Dallas-Fort Worth a destination for top talent, spur growth as a world-renowned technology hub and nurture leaders of tomorrow.    

“The knowledge of workforce digital skills learned through this externship, which I will share with my students, will help spark their interest in taking more tech classes in high school and in college so that they can then work in the career of their choice since IT is embedded in all industries,” added Patin. 

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure that high school students are college, career, and future ready. NAF works with high need communities to transform the high school experience through an educational design that includes industry-specific curricula, work-based learning experiences, and relationships with business professionals, culminating in a paid internship.

“There’s only so much I can teach from a book or video, but real-world experience is the way to get students really engaged because if you’re excited about something, then students get excited as well. My externship will increase student interaction by them wanting to do internships after hearing about my experience. They will see the value,” explained Walton.

He added that sharing his externship experience will also help students take more interest in technology jobs since they will no longer see these careers as just being about numbers. “I can share with them how tech helps corporations see what customers want as well as answer their questions and how it helps with projects. With me sharing the knowledge I’ve learned through this externship, it will open up students’ minds about their career opportunities in technology.”

NAF academies fit within and enhance school systems, allowing NAF to become an integral part of a plan for higher achievement at a low cost. NAF academies focus on one of five career themes: finance, hospitality and tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. During the 2017-18 school year, more than 100,000 students attended 644 NAF academies across 36 states, including DC and the US Virgin Islands. In 2017, NAF academies reported 97% of seniors graduated with 90% of graduates with post-secondary intentions.           

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160 students spent two weeks this summer from June 4-14 at Capital One’s Plano campus to learn life lessons aimed to improve their performance at school. Capital One associates mentored 4th and 5th graders from Communities in Schools Dallas RegionBoys and Girls Clubs of Collin County and Plano ISD. Topics included Branding Yourself, Communications, Note Taking, Problem Solving, Setting Goals. Learning from Your Mistakes as well as Staying Focused and Improving Concentration. 

The focus and concentration lesson included student brainstorming sessions to explore a variety of ways to pay closer attention in class and improve brainpower. The class featured Braintone Art, a state-of-the-art, real-time experience that translates human brainwaves into studio art.

Students selected an art style and a color palette before putting on head gear with sensors that collect brainwaves. One sensor is on the left earlobe and the other that controls the painting is on the forehead. As the user gently moves his or her head, the movement of the forehead sensor is what acts as a digital paintbrush creating the work of art. The program measures and displays on the left screen the user’s meditation and focus levels.

This information streams wirelessly in real-time through the Braintone Art Imagery Generation Engine to project the user’s emotions as abstract artwork on the digital canvas, the computer monitor. Students have 30-60 secoonds to design art. No artistic ability is required to use this software, and it may be used by people with limited mobility since it is just a gentle movement of the head that controls the digital “paintbrush."

 

“When I get distracted, I feel frustrated, but the Braintone Art activity showed me how to clear my mind so I can understand, focus, stay motivated and be happy,” said Tamaya Crain, an incoming fifth grader in Richardson ISD.                                      

Capital One believes that a quality education is the most important factor for youth’s future success. With that in mind, Capital One strives to widen the educational opportunities for students through programs that help them gain the skills of tomorrow, today so that they can work in the career of their choice. This commitment comes to life with Future Edge.

In 2015, Capital One launched Future Edge, an initiative that pledged $150 million over five years to help more Americans get the skills, tools and resources they need to succeed in the 21st century. As part of this initiative, Future Edge DFW symbolizes Capital One’s commitment to make Dallas-Fort Worth a destination for top talent, spur growth as a world-renowned technology hub and nurture leaders of tomorrow.

“Through Braintone Art, I think I can listen better now and focus on things like my homework. I know I need to get good grades so I can be a doctor when I grow up,” said Quadri Abiodun, an incoming fifth grader in Richardson ISD.

Capital One launched Math Corps in 2011 with 25 students. Capital One mentors teach the lessons.

Another incoming fifth grader in Richardson ISD, Fernanda Flores, said, “In school I have a hard time focusing because of different people coming in and out of the classroom. Now I know how to concentrate on one thing at a time.”

Students also play STEAM focused games during the program to strengthen their math skills. Of the 160 4thand 5th graders who participated this year, 30 attend Plano ISD’s Meadows and Mendenhall Elementary schools. The 100 Communities in School attendees are from Dallas ISD schools in Richardson which include Stults Road, Forest Lane, Thurgood Marshall and Skyview Elementary. Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County, which is located in Frisco serves students throughout the county, had 30 children in the program.

 

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Capital One 10th Anniversary Mayoral Panel Mike Feeney, SVP-Operations, Capital One Auto Finance; Phil Dyer, Former Plano Mayor (2009-2013); Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere; Former Plano Mayor Pat Evans (2002-2009)

Capital One celebrated its 10th anniversary of opening the Plano campus and establishing community partnerships at an inspiration-filled event with a full lineup of engaging speakers on Friday, April 20.

The event kicked off with a nonprofit showcase with organizations from Dallas, Frisco and Plano including:

The nonprofits shared their mission with attendees and encouraged volunteerism to make the community where they live and work even stronger.

The 10th anniversary was also marked with Capital One awarding 2018 grants to 10 area nonprofits from Dallas, Frisco, Plano and Rockwall, including:

Sanjiv Yajnik, president of financial services at Capital One said, “Our nonprofit partners play an incredible role in making our communities thrive. We go all in to support them, not only with funds but through our time and engagement. We take care of each other like one big family.”

A panel of Plano mayors from the last 10 years kicked off the program with a past and future look at the economic development of the city. The past decade has been filled with steady growth, positive change, and community engagement. Since 2008:

  • Plano has grown from approximately 257,000 residents to 277,000
  • Collin County has grown in population from 763,438 to 970,945
  • Capital One’s Plano campus has grown from 51 associates and one building to more than 5,000 associates on its eight-building campus
  • Capital One associates have brought community commitment to life and have volunteered nearly 210,000 hours in DFW and continue this engagement.

The Mayoral Panel, Then & Now: A Decade in Our Community included Plano mayors Pat Evans (2002-2009), Phil Dyer (2009-2013), Mayor Harry LaRosiliere (2013 – present) and moderator, Mike Feeney, senior vice president-operations for Capital One Auto Finance. Each shared the changes that have taken place in Plano since 2008, and how Plano has grown to become an award-winning city.

Former Mayor Pat Evans said, “I’m very proud we’re on the cutting edge. We are out there trying new things, always. If the newest thing is clean air, we are out there, and we are leading it. If it’s recycling, we will be the ones leading the way in teaching other cities around us. I’m proud we go the extra step.”

Former Mayor Phil Dyer added, “When Plano has a win, it’s a win for the region. We have so much going on here. It’s a superb place to live no matter what age and a superb place to be successful in business.”

The panel also dove into the corporate relocations moving to Plano and what conversations with those companies have looked like.

“We tell corporations that it’s not about being in Plano, it’s about being a part of Plano, and we use Capital One as a benchmark,” said Plano Mayor Harry LaRosiliere. “It’s incredible the amount of people equity Capital One has put in the community.”

Next came the Future Edge Panel: Preparing our Communities for the Digital Future made up of Mike Simpson, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County, Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO of Girl Scouts (GSNETX), Mansoureh Tehrani, work based learning associate at NAF, Peter Claffey, executive director of Sci-Tech Discovery Center and moderator Tiffany Cason, Dallas market president, Capital One.

In 2015, Capital One launched Future Edge, an initiative that pledged $150 million over five years to help prepare more Americans with the skills, tools and resources they need to succeed in an ever-changing digitally-driven economy. As part of this initiative, Future Edge DFW symbolizes Capital One’s commitment to make Dallas-Fort Worth a destination for top talent, spur growth as a world-renowned technology hub, and nurture leaders of tomorrow. The panelists dove into the practicalities of what it looks like to build up a pipeline of STEM talent by collaborating with corporations like Capital One.

“It’s very important for students to see STEM is used everywhere,” said Tehrani. “We try to provide as much work-based learning as possible. Last year, we had a Monster Coding Jam, a coding event on Halloween, where more than 500 students partnered with Capital One associates and now have a Guinness World Records title for the largest programming lessons. Since then, many students have changed their track to IT.”

Claffey added, “Through partners like Capital One, we receive feedback on how we can build up the future workforce. Three years ago we had a shakeup in our organization’s model, and now, we are working directly with kids starting in elementary, providing exposure when they’re young. It’s had a huge impact.”

Continuing the conversation on innovation wasArjun Dugal, SVP Technology at Capital One, who spoke on the intersection of community and technology and how Capital One has used its associates to bring its expertise to help make nonprofits succeed.  

Dugal said, “Our Capital One associates volunteered 49,000 hours last year in the DFW community. We’ve been able to partner with incredible organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County and Girls Inc. where we’re able to work with the leaders to bring innovative technology solutions to propel their organizations into the future.”

On the subject of innovation and disruption in the future was a presentation by Dr. Peter Diamandis, Founder and Executive Chairman of XPRIZE whose mission is to open the space frontier for all. Diamandis is a New York Times best-selling author and an international pioneer in incentive competitions and commercial space. He highlighted the immense amount of innovation that has taken place over the past 100 years, and why that should make us excited and optimistic for the future. 

“We are living in the most extraordinary time in human history. There is not a problem we cannot solve. It’s just a matter of whether we do what it takes to solve it,” said Diamandis.

He provided examples and quotes of leaders from companies that no longer exist because they weren’t willing to innovate.

“The world changes constantly,” he said. “If you’re not changing with it, you’re going to be extinct. In fact, if you think the world is moving fast now, hold on to your seats!”

In conclusion, Yajnik reflected on the past ten years of Capital One’s community engagement in North Texas and its commitment ahead to help communities thrive and support organizations that create a positive impact.

Yajnik said, “A company needs to be responsible to the community where it lives and works. The communities that are most vibrant in the world are those where everyone joins arms and takes care of one another.”

When addressing the future, he added “The next 10 years hold excitement, innovation, change and challenges. The only way to move forward is to make sure we don’t operate as disparate organizations. Together, we will make an amazing difference.”

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About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation, headquartered in McLean, Virginia, is a Fortune 500 company with branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One applies the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in its commitment to its communities across the country that it does in its business. Capital One recognizes that helping to build strong and healthy communities -- good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families -- benefits us all, and Capital One is proud to support this and other community initiatives.

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The Garage at Capital One.jpg Capital One Garage associates mentor Srishti Goel, founder and CEO of Doggo

Capital One recently launched the first-of-its-kind mentorship with its innovation center, The Garage. Srishti Goel, the founder and CEO of Doggo, was selected to receive the consultations.

The mentorship kicked off December 7th at The Garage where Goel met with her coaches to map out a plan to accelerate Goel’s company through the product development lifecycle. The coaches alongside Goel will use customer-centric, lean principles to experiment and learn from Doggo customers through feedback.

“I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to work with The Capital One Garage and Dallas Entrepreneur Center teams to take Doggo to the next level with agile experimentation,” said Goel.

Goel was inspired to start Doggo while working with rescue shelters in the area and saw a need. In order to help prevent dogs from being returned to the shelter every year for being too difficult, Doggo aims to use artificial intelligence (AI) to help owners train their dog through 10-minute sessions every day. Doggo is a phone app that uses adaptive learning to make puppy training affordable, accessible and convenient.

Capital One announced the Capital One Garage coaching program at its WEDallas Bootcamp on November 14th at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC). 

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Eric Schuppenhauer, Capital One

PLANO, Texas, May 8, 2017Capital One announced today the appointment of Eric J. Schuppenhauer as Collin County market president. In this role, he will oversee the design, development and implementation of an integrated community strategy for Capital One in Collin County.

Schuppenhauer is on the senior leadership team of Capital One’s Plano-based Financial Services division, serving as senior vice president and head of the company’s Mortgage business. He assumes market president responsibilities from Girish Bachani, who served in the role for the past two years. Bachani is senior vice president and chief financial officer for the division. 

“Through their hands-on knowledge and internal and external networks, our market presidents help connect Capital One’s resources with the communities we serve,” said Sanjiv Yajnik, president, Capital One Financial Services, who also serves as the company’s South Central Regional president for community efforts. “With his dedication to and extensive involvement in the community, Eric is well-suited to bring Capital One’s passion for community service to life in Collin County. We thank Girish for his tremendous contributions as the market president over the past two years.”

Schuppenhauer is on the executive committee for Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County. He also serves on the Housing Policy Council of the Financial Services Roundtable in Washington, D.C.

Schuppenhauer champions Capital One’s “Home Loans has Heart” program, which launched in 2013, and just built its fourth house in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of South Collin County. Over the years, a thousand Capital One associates have volunteered through this program to build homes for first-time homeowners.

“Home Loans has Heart” is a part of the company’s Place-Based Initiative (PBI) in East Plano, which will be a significant focus of Schuppenhauer’s as Collin County market president. The East Plano PBI is a multi-faceted community revitalization project created by Capital One to serve as a catalyst for the continued development of Plano east of Highway 75 and represents a strategic investment by the company to enhance and expand economic opportunities for families and businesses in the area.

In 2015, Capital One launched a five-year, $150 million initiative, called Future Edge, to help more American workers and entrepreneurs get the skills, tools and resources they need to succeed in the 21st century. As a part of this initiative, Future Edge DFW symbolizes Capital One’s commitment to make Dallas-Fort Worth a destination for top talent, spur growth as a world-renowned technology hub, and nurture leaders of tomorrow. Focus on Collin County is a major component of Future Edge DFW.

Schuppenhauer joined Capital One in 2014 to head Capital One’s Mortgage business. Prior to that, he served in various leadership capacities with JPMorgan Chase, Fannie Mae, Credit Suisse, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and KPMG. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Commerce (with a concentration in Accounting) from the University of Virginia.

About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., had $241.2 billion in deposits and $348.5 billion in total assets as of March 31, 2017. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.

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DALLAS – Monday, Oct. 31, 2016Capital One has set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Largest programming lesson at a “Monster Coding Jam” session attended by 724 participants, including 560 Dallas Independent School District (DISD) students from various NAF academies and 164 volunteers. These scary smart ninth-graders kicked off Techweek Dallas by learning the basics of app creation and developing their very own “monster mash” gaming app. The previous record was held by a programming class of 712 participants, organized by the Lithuanian MEP Antanas Guoga, on Sept. 9, 2016, in Vilnius, Lithuania.

As a part of Future Edge DFW – Capital One’s commitment to help the region get ready for tomorrow, today – Capital One associates and others across the metroplex volunteered at the event to give students hands-on experience in software development and problem solving, and introduce them to opportunities in the technology field. Emmy-award winning radio and TV talk show host Mario Armstrong emceed the event.

“Capital One created the C1 Coders curriculum, leveraging MIT’s App Inventor 2, to help local students understand and pursue their interests in STEM fields during a critical period in their education,” said Mark Cauwels, Vice President, Technology, Financial Services, Capital One. “We’re thankful for all of the students and volunteers that came out today to help us set the new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title and show the world that programming and app development can be fun and rewarding.” 

NAF President, JD Hoye, said, “Today's event is a shining example of what we can accomplish when business and education work together to make a difference for young people. Through public-private partnerships, we can provide these kinds of learning experiences that prepare our future workforce. Capital One has stepped up and made their commitment to our students, and we hope other business leaders will be inspired to do the same. NAF is extremely grateful for all of the hard work that made today possible. The impact and connections are truly priceless.”

Through Future Edge DFW, Capital One is passionate about ensuring Dallas-Fort Worth continues to be a leading world-renowned technology hub, and celebrating and nurturing the future leaders of our communities. As an extension of this initiative, Capital One organized this event during Techweek, a week-long technology event for entrepreneurs, tech visionaries and thought leaders. Capital One is proud to be the presenting sponsor of Techweek’s first-ever Dallas event this year. See a full list of Techweek Dallas events here: http://techweek.com/dallas-schedule/

 

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About Capital One

Capital One Financial Corporation (www.capitalone.com) is a financial holding company whose subsidiaries, which include Capital One, N.A., and Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., had $226.0 billion in deposits and $345.1 billion in total assets as of September 30, 2016. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Capital One offers a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients through a variety of channels. Capital One, N.A. has branches located primarily in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. A Fortune 500 company, Capital One trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "COF" and is included in the S&P 100 index.

About NAF

NAF is a national network of education, business, and community leaders who work together to ensure high school students are college, career, and future ready. NAF’s educational design ignites students’ passion for learning and gives businesses the opportunity to shape America’s future workforce by transforming the learning environment to include STEM infused industry-specific curricula and work-based learning experiences, including internships. Since 1982, NAF has been partnering with existing high schools in high-need communities to enhance school systems at a low cost by implementing NAF academies – small learning communities within traditional high schools. NAF has grown from one NAF Academy of Finance in New York City to hundreds of academies across the country focusing on growing industries including: finance, hospitality & tourism, information technology, engineering, and health sciences. During the 2015-16 school year nearly 89,000 students attended 716 NAF academies across 36 states, including DC and the US Virgin Islands. In 2015, NAF academies reported 98% of seniors graduated with 92% of graduates planning to go to college.

 

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