Innovate Fort Worth podcast: Allison Silveus of Unbent
In a captivating episode of the Innovate Fort Worth podcast, Dr. Allison Silveus, a visionary tech founder, takes center stage to discuss her groundbreaking platform, Unbent. Hosted by Cameron Cushman, Innovate Fort Worth is dedicated to showcasing local innovators who are reshaping industries and communities. The episode delves deep into Unbent’s journey and its pioneering role in addressing the persistent challenges of unconscious bias in the hiring process.
Unbent is the brainchild of Dr. Allison Silveus, whose innovation is set to revolutionize hiring practices. The platform leverages embedded technology and artificial intelligence to skillfully match candidates with their ideal company culture, eliminating the hurdles posed by unconscious bias. With an academic background that spans Texas Christian University, the University of Texas at Arlington and The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, Silveus’ impressive background includes consulting for prominent Silicon Valley companies in the virtual reality/augmented reality domain.
“Unbent’s mission is to transform the hiring landscape by introducing objectivity and fairness through innovative technology,” Silveus shared in her podcast interview. “The platform’s novel approach utilizes a convergence of cutting-edge technologies, including AI, virtual reality and elements inspired by video game mechanics. This convergence allows Unbent to offer a unique solution that is poised to reshape traditional hiring paradigms.”
One of the remarkable aspects of Silveus’ journey is her commitment to harnessing technology for positive human interactions. She envisions technology’s role evolving to enhance and amplify human connections. Her extensive experience in both Fort Worth and Silicon Valley has shaped her vision, leading her to recognize Fort Worth’s potential as a burgeoning tech hub.
“It is great to see that Fort Worth’s unique blend of resources, talent and innovation culture has contributed to Unbent’s growth,” said Cameron Cushman, host of Innovate Fort Worth. “With a strong belief in Fort Worth’s capacity to nurture tech enterprises, Allison also provides insights into areas where the city can further bolster its support for the tech industry.
Silveus’ experience also includes her involvement with TechFW, a vital steppingstone that provided crucial guidance and mentorship. Through her experience, she offered advice to budding entrepreneurs aiming to make their mark through pitch competitions. She also touched on her earlier work developing a microcredential to empower parents of children with diabetes, showcasing her commitment to leveraging innovation to address real-world challenges.
Silveus’ appearance on the Innovate Fort Worth podcast underscored how the use of Unbent’s technology can improve the standards of hiring practices by ensuring qualified candidates are provided with the opportunity to excel.
“Dr. Silveus is tackling an important topic here and I see this revolutionizing how the candidate search can be done fairly” Cushman said. “It is important to hear about the latest innovations happening in AI and VR tech because it can overlap with many other industries.”
The Innovate Fort Worth podcast is produced by HSC Next, a team at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth that is dedicated to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in life science, biotech and healthcare. The podcast features interviews with leaders in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, including scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and investors. It has become a go-to resource for those looking to stay up to date on the latest trends and developments in local innovation.