Recap: The First NYU Inclusive Entrepreneurship Forum

On November 5th the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute held its first Inclusive Entrepreneurship Forum at Foursquare HQ in New York City. The full house of attendees heard from an impressive group of founders and investors from underrepresented communities in tech who are changing the game in their fields. Check out the full event schedule and some photo highlights from the evening below.

6:00-6:30PM Registration & Networking

6:30-6:45PM Opening Remarks

6:45-7:30PM Defying the Odds: Making It As An Underrepresented Founder

Emily Baum, Inclusive Entrepreneurship Lead, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute (MODERATOR)

Donnel Baird, CEO and Founder, BlocPower

Jacob Levine, CEO and Founder, Chorus Connection

Lateesha Thomas, CEO and Co-Founder, Onramp

7:30-7:45PM Networking Break

7:45-7:50PM Brief Remarks from The American Family Insurance Institute For Corporate and Social Impact

7:50-8:30PM Disrupting Pattern Matching: Secrets to Inclusive Investment Sourcing

Lisa Coleman, PhD, SVP Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, NYU (MODERATOR)

Kamakshi Rao, Senior Investment Director, Ankur Capital

Katie Shea (Stern ‘09), Partner, Kairos

Chaarvi Badani, Venture Investment Team, AmFam Institute for Corporate and Social Impact

8:30-8:40PM Thank Yous & Closing Remarks

8:40-9:00PM Closing Reception



The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute would like to thank our partners and sponsors for this event: The American Family Insurance Institute For Corporate and Social Impact, Foursquare, Taim, and Mary Taylor Wines.

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