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Ne-Yo goes tech, invests in new coding school

NEW BUSINESS: Ne-Yo

R&B SINGER Ne-Yo has made his first move into the tech world, by investing in a coding facility named Holberton School.

According to Tech Crunch, this new venture will ensure that students from underrepresented communities receive the chance to pursue a career in coding.

Holberton is also tuition-free up until you land a job within that respective field, with the fees starting once your career begins. Tech Crunch also adds that the school requires 17 percent of your salary over the course of those first three years of joining the workforce.

Speaking on his new venture, the Closer singer said: “everybody knows that tech and all these things are the wave of the future. I just love the fact of what they’re doing with the school — that they’re making it easier for underrepresented people in the world of tech."

"They’re giving them a platform and access to this knowledge that they probably wouldn’t get otherwise. I think that’s one of the coolest things about this whole situation.”

In addition to remaining an accessible figure on the school’s board, the Grammy Award-winning artist shared that this is another major step in the direction of diversifying the tech world. “Tech is changing the world by the second so it makes sense to get the people that live in the world to be part of this thing that’s changing it,” he said, “as opposed to just this one group of people.”

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