Inclusive Entrepreneurship

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute held its first Inclusive Entrepreneurship Forum at Foursquare HQ in New York City in November 2019. The full house of diverse attendees heard from and impressive group of founders and investors from underrepresented communities in tech who are changing the game in their fields. This event marks the beginning of expanded programming highlighting underrepresented founders and investors in the NYU and NYC communities. Check out some photo highlights from the inaugural Inclusive Entrepreneurship Forum below and join us at one of our upcoming events.

  • Recap: The First NYU Inclusive Entrepreneurship Forum 2019

    On November 5th the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute held its first Inclusive Entrepreneurship Forum at Foursquare HQ in New York City. The full house of diverse attendees heard from and 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

     

  • Thank you to your partners & sponsors

    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.

  • Upcoming Events
    Fri, Jan 31
    11:00am ‐ 01:00pm

    Female Founders Lunch with Amy Auton-Smith

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    Join the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute for a networking luch on Friday, December 13th from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM to meet local female founders and i...

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