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Thursday, June 7 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Building an Inclusive Tech Ecosystem

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We are launching a holistic initiative to support early-stage minority and women tech founders. While inclusive startups and investors perform better -- 63% higher valuations according to one study -- women and minority founders face more challenges, in addition to those faced by their white male counterparts. The goal of Inclusive Entrepreneurship is to encourage an inclusive innovation ecosystem and develop a holistic program that creates access to resources and support networks for underserved tech founders (women and minorities).

Speakers
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Bianca Caban

Director of Partnerships & Business Development, Republic.Co
Bianca Cabán is Director of Partnerships and Business Development at Republic, a fintech platform that runs investment campaigns for tech startups and blockchain projects to raise capital from retail investors. Before Republic, she worked on Wall Street for 5 years, including at... Read More →
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Henri Pierre-Jacques

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Harlem Capital Partners
Henri Pierre-Jacques is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Harlem Capital Partners where he focuses on fund strategies, processes, VC partnerships, value-add opportunities and financial analysis. Henri is currently a MBA candidate at Harvard Business School (2019).  Previously, Henri... Read More →
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Kevin Carroll

Owner, Kevin Carroll Katalyst
Kevin is the author of three highly successful books. He has helped turn creative ideas into reality for many organizations such as Starbucks, The Federal Reserve Banks, Gatorade, Walt Disney, ESPN, Nike, Target and Mattel. Kevin has dedicated his life to advancing education, sports... Read More →
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Lauren Washington

Co-Founder & CEO; Co-Founder & COO, KeepUp; Black Women Talk Tech
Throughout her career, Lauren has been on the cusp of innovation and digital strategy in various industries and over a multitude of brands. She helped drive some of the first social media and mobile marketing efforts early in her career at both InStyle magazine and TVGuide.com. At... Read More →
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Maddie Garber

Creative Director, R/GA Ventures
Maddie Garber is a creative director operating at the intersection of branding, strategy, and consulting at R/GA Ventures, the investment and innovation arm of digital agency R/GA. There, she leads the team that helps startups accelerate their businesses, and works with corporate... Read More →
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Sonam Velani

Senior Advisor, NYC Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development
Sonam Velani is a Senior Advisor to New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development. She develops strategic policies to increase affordable housing, build infrastructure, and promote economic development throughout NYC. Her signature projects include Women Entrepreneurs... Read More →


Thursday June 7, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
The Williamsburg Hotel 96 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249, USA