Philly ‘Raise The Barr’ founder makes ‘Forbes 30 under 30’ list

November 26, 2017 GMT

Zeina Barr Founder & CEO of Raise the Barr is one of the eleven Philadelphians listed on the Forbes 30 under 30.

Inspired by her experience as an African-American woman in banking, Zeina Barr founded the HR platform, Raise the Barr.

“It’s so fun and such an honor” said Zeina when asked how’s it feel to be recognized on the same list as music artistes such as Kendrick Lamar and local Philadelphia native Lil Uzi Vert.

Barr is the only African-American woman to make the Forbes 30 under 30 list under Enterprise and Technology.

She describes her company as “a corporate diversity inclusion training that uses an artificial intelligent power chatbot to answer questions users may have through the course of their training.”

“We allow company employees from companies all over the world to ask questions and answer questions throughout the course of their onboarding training,” she said.


Zeina Barr explained that Raise The Barr’s mission is to be inclusive to all building their platform which uses artificial intelligence and chatbots to make diversity training more interactive using colloquial language inclusive of blind or deaf users.

Raise The Barr was also awarded IBM Global Entrepreneurs which allows access to IBM’s entire database of Watson material, training material all of their mentors and expert technologist in both artificial intelligence and software development.

“I wanna thank the entire Philadelphia Tech Startup scene who’s been integral in my success especially in the past year,” said Zeina.