Back to all events NYU Inclusive Founders Forum 2023 Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute
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Are you a budding entrepreneur, investor, innovator, or changemaker with a passion for creating a positive impact on society?

You’re invited to join the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute and the NYU Production Lab on Sept. 8 for the 2023 NYU Inclusive Founders Forum! This dynamic and empowering gathering aims to foster a diverse and inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem at NYU, with a strong focus on community building and providing access to resources for underrepresented founders. The 2023 Forum will bring together aspiring founders, seasoned entrepreneurs, industry experts, and thought leaders from various fields who share a common vision: Driving positive change through innovation while supporting diversity and inclusion.

Keynote Speaker: Laura Moreno Lucas is general partner at L'ATTITUDE Ventures. She is also the founder & CEO of Pandocap, which provides strategic advisory and media services that help early and growth-stage companies access capital markets, implement and measure ESG strategies, and accelerate towards an initial public offering (IPO).



12:00PM: Early Registration

12:30PM: Registration

1:00PM: Welcome + Opening Remarks by Jen Curtis, Assistant Director– Entrepreneurial Institute, and Linsey Bostwick, Deputy Director – NYU Production Lab

1:15PM: Founders Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Ugochi Obidiegwu (Wagner '24), Founder – The Safety Chic
  • Panelists: Adriana Teresa Letorney (GSAS '21), Founder – Visura; Kobi Wu (Stern '14), Founder – Cache AI; Andrea M. Inokon (Law '03), Co-Founder & COO – Cadence Cash; and Busayo Ogunsanya, Co-Founder & President – Muse Tax

2:00PM: Resources Panel Discussion

  • Moderator: Erika Boll (Wagner '14), Executive Director – The David Prize
  • Panelists: Fernando Montejo, Assistant VP for Emerging Tech Initiatives – NYCEDC; Winsie Lau – Morgan Stanley Inclusive Ventures Lab; Parvathy Menon – McKinsey InNYC Inclusive Innovation; and Yulkendy Valdez – Visible Hands

2:45PM: Keynote – Laura Moreno Lucas, General Partner at L’ATTITUDE Ventures and Founder & CEO of Pandocap

3:45PM: Closing Remarks by Darren Yee, Venture Associate - Entrepreneurial Institute

The 2023 Inclusive Founders Forum is proudly hosted in partnership with the NYU Association for African Development.


3:50-5:00PM: Refreshments & Networking



Founders Panel Discussion: Learn from and engage with our accomplished panelists as they share their personal experiences, challenges, and successes in building their ventures.

Resources Panel Discussion: Panelists will share information to reduce the barrier of access to resources, and explore how they empower under-represented founders and foster diversity in the NYC startup ecosystem.

Networking: Connect with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds, including students, professionals, and mentors. Expand your network and discover potential collaboration opportunities for your startup or project.



Registration is required due to limited seating. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds, experience levels, and industries who are passionate about creating meaningful change through entrepreneurship, with a particular emphasis on supporting underrepresented founders and providing them with access to resources. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur, a student with a big idea, or a professional interested in promoting diversity, inclusion, and resource accessibility in the startup ecosystem, this event is for you!


If the price of a ticket to the Forum presents a financial hardship, please email to request a free ticket.

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations for events and services should be submitted at least two weeks before the date of the accommodation need. Please email for assistance.

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When & Where
Fri, September 8, 2023
12:30 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
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NYU Entreprenurial Institute
16 Washington Pl
New York, NY 10013
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