Claudius Taylor got his start at the University of Maryland University College and finished at the University of the People. University of the People is a non-profit, tuition-free, accredited, online university offering certificates, and associate and bachelor’s degree programs in Business Administration, Computer Science, Technology, and Health Science. They also have master’s degree programs in Business Administration, Information Technology, and Education. Taylor earned his Bachelor’s degree in Technology. He says that it was his superb test-taking skills that got him through.
Taylor is grateful for his family–a key motivator to earn a degree and chase his dream. Getting his first computer at 7 years old, he has always been a tinker. Gratefully, he’s built a career where he can express his curiosity, take things apart, and put them back together. Growing up, Taylor played soccer. As the time to decide whether to pursue tech or soccer neared, he realized that “technology has the ability to transcend any human biases and create opportunity anywhere”. This revelation empowered him to do the work that he does today.
Taylor works with Gener8tor, a nationally ranked startup accelerator, as their Social Impact Justice Tech Program Manager, overseeing gBETA, a program boasting individualized coaching, mentorship, and investing for entrepreneurs. Gener8tor’s goal is that the program will “close equity gaps for founders, continually improve the workforce, and foster relationships with diverse communities and organizations…dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion”. While they welcome folks of all backgrounds, gBETA specifically encourages members of the BIPOC community and those part of marginalized communities to take advantage of the program.
Claudius Taylor is also involved with ‘Venture for T.H.E.M. (Tech High-Performers & Entrepreneurial Minorities)’, a startup accelerator offering funding, coaching, mentorship, network opportunities, and other resources to ambitious students and aspiring entrepreneurs at HBCUs nationwide. Their goal is simple–to upbuild HBCU early-stage tech entrepreneurs.
Taylor is always looking to give back to the community and mentor those looking to get their tech startup off its feet. In April of 2019, Taylor got his startup going. He founded Gambix, an IT services & digital brand consulting company that employs AI-powered tools to design unique, elegant, and customer-centric, high-quality apps and websites. Gambix employs cutting-edge ‘TRUE Artificial Intelligence’ software, which they call “a replica of the human brain”. This software can bring the wildest dreams of any digital brand to fruition.
On September 23, 2023, Gambix won the Black Blockchain Summit Pitch Contest hosted annually by Howard University, a platform for Blockchain enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and thinkers to showcase new innovations and talent. You can follow Claudius Taylor on Linkedin or find his book online. Keep an eye out for all that is yet to come of this adept professional.