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Prequel: Origin Stories of Diverse Founders, Investors, & More | NY #TechWeek

Hosted by Joey Womack & 4 others
Past Event
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About Event

Diverse founders, investors, & community builders share short stories of the significant moments that led them to today.

Prequel: Origin Stories & Inflection Points is Goodie Nation’s powerful event series that showcases the stories of dope diverse founders, investors, and startup community builders. Based on the Hero's Journey, it's part storytelling and part community building that acts as a complement to our podcast series. But it's all impact.

In this intimate event during NY Tech Week, you'll have the opportunity to hear short stories of the significant experiences and people that led awesome diverse founders, investors, and startup community builders to start their journey. You get to know them as individuals and who/what influenced them. You might even shed a tear when you realize that everything their story is YOUR story.

Moderated By: Joey Womack (Goodie Nation Founder/CEO)

+Complimentary light bites will be provided.

​+Complimentary Drinks from 6:30p - 7:30p | Cash bar available thereafter.

Featured Storytellers

  • Abiodun Johnson (Geocloud / Black Men Talk Tech)

  • Adanma Raymond (Endeavor)

  • Dustin Shay (Sorenson Impact)

  • Miguel Guerrero (OTIS AI)

  • Mike Ma (Nex Cubed)

  • Naomi Goez (Forum VC)

  • Pamela Martinez (Snowball Wealth)

  • More to come...

Why Origin Stories?

Because relationships matter in the startup space, and founders, investors, and experts are people too. Understanding their backstory helps potential allies connect with them on a human level.

This event is a part of #TechWeek - a week of events hosted by VCs and startups to bring together the tech ecosystem.

About Us:

Goodie Nation is a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating the relationship gap that stands in the way of success for far too many promising entrepreneurs, especially those who are people of color, women, or aren't located in coastal financial centers. Learn more at

​​citizenM is a global hotel company with 30+ locations across the US, Europe and Asia. citizenM was built for entrepreneurs and creators – travelers who value luxury experiences at an affordable price and want a place where they can work, sleep, play, meet and be inspired.

​​As a special treat for our attendees, we’re offering a free 3-month trial of our mycitizenM+ membership where you can receive 15% off our rooms, coworking perks, plus other benefits. Just click here to sign up and use promo code CMGOODIE3.

​Terms and conditions:

​​RSVPing for this event constitutes your consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded (Recordings) and to the use of the Recordings for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes in any media in perpetuity. You waive and release any claims you may have related to the use of the Recordings, including, without limitation, any claims for copyright infringement or for any fees for the use of these Recordings. You understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent. If you do not agree to the foregoing, you should not enter the event premises. RSVPing for this event also constitutes your consent to receiving email communications after the event.