Floreo Labs was founded in 2019 by a team of engineers, entrepreneurs, educators artists, boasting over a decade of combined experience in creative-technology project development in a variety of disciplines including Design, Software & Hardware Development, Digital Branding, and Education.
The name Floreo pays homage to their extended family's Belizean roots, referencing the phrase on the country's Coat of Arms "Sub Umbra Floreo" which translates to "Under the shade, I flourish."
Where on the Belizean flag this "shade" comes from the symbolism and grandeur of a Mahogany tree, the shade under which the team intends for the world to flourish under is Floreo Labs (the Lab), an organization committed to increasing the number of creative-technologists and entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds worldwide.
To make education in technology and entrepreneurship more creative, immersive, and accessible for all.
To build the world's most diverse ecosystem of creative-technologists committed to using holistic practices in education, design and development to usher in a new era of humane technology.
We think about the purpose and impact of our actions longterm and seek to identify and solve problems through sustainable solutions.
Open to Collaboration
We prioritize creating inclusive environments for people to learn and grow together. Teamwork means everyone has skin in the game and a unique perspective to contribute.
We value continuous learning and a growth mindset. Each experience allows us along with our partners an opportunity to grow in dynamic ways.
We believe in developing, people, products and policies that are capable of learning from and empathizing with people from our own and other cultural backgrounds. We are building an inclusive Lab where everyone finds support in having their personal/professional needs met.
We support each other in harnessing the power of our ideas to discover ways to turn them into our own personal institutions. We are a community of leaders, creators and self-starters that share knowledge and expertise and value a culture allowing people to come as they are.
Out of the Box
We look beneath the surface to broaden our perspectives and possibilities. We apply a holistic and humane approach to our work to remove traditional barriers to creative thinking.
Our mission is much bigger than increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in technology. We believe in empowering our network to make a transformational impact in their communities through their leadership, creativity, and entrepreneurship in technology.
Whereas many tech organizations center a culture of “Move fast and break things,” we choose to prioritize deeper, more conscious processes to guide our work and ensure that we’re not perpetuating the systems holding our communities back.
Rather than be passive learners, designers or users, we are raising people actively committed to creating a more just society.
We are building a community where people can share ideas and the wealth that comes from developing them.
We create with intention and work with history in mind, forming spaces where people can grow and learn free of the shame of failure and making mistakes.
We are collectively unlearning our own limiting beliefs rooted in systemic oppression, ridding our spaces of toxicity and recognizing our shared power.
We encourage risk-taking, invention, failure and iteration, and promote wellbeing and honesty in the process of connected learning.
We are producing the skills to be future ready by not just teaching a set of technical skills, but a platform for creative expression, identity formation and a catalyst for becoming an agent of larger social change.
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