AMA: DivInc + Mercury, at The Ion "What Makes a Strong Founding Team?"

Mon, Nov 15, 2021, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM CST
·The Ion, 4201 Main St Suite 120, Houston, TX 77002, USA


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Event Information

​You're invited to join DivInc, Mercury Fund, founders, and investors for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) style panel discussing the characteristics of strong founding teams. You'll hear how DivInc, HTX Impact Fund, and Mercury support underrepresented startup founders as well as have the opportunity to ask questions regarding resources, the application process, and more!​

Hope Malveaux, Co-founder of ConnectPro, and Madison Long, CEO & Co-founder of Clutch, will share their experiences with DivInc's accelerator program and building their founding teams. A happy hour will follow. Come get connected with the DivInc family and learn how we are impacting the #HOUtech ecosystem!

DivInc Houston will be launching a Sports Tech Accelerator in Spring 2022 and encourage anyone interested in this space to attend.

​Sign up to let us know you’re coming. Walk-ins welcome. We hope to see you there! 

This event is supported by Verizon, Mercury, The Ion, and JP Morgan Chase & Co.


​We are excited to gather with our DivInc family and look forward to sharing space and connecting in-person again. To ensure the safety and well-being of our community, we have implemented the following Covid-19 Health guidelines.

Covid-19 Health Requirements:

  • All staff, guests, and volunteers must bring proof of ONE of the following to join this event and all future DivInc in-person events:

    • Printed or digital copy of a full COVID-19 vaccination, with the final vaccine dose received on or before November 15th, 2021. Full name on proof of vaccination must match your physical photo ID.

    • Printed or digital copy of a negative COVID-19 test result obtained 72 hours before the event. Proof of negative test must match your physical photo ID. Visit for free testing site information. NOTE: Lab testing can take 1-3 days to receive your results so please schedule your test ahead of time.

    • ​Masks will be highly encouraged, regardless of vaccination status, inside and outside the building, except while actively eating and/or drinking. 


Amanda Moya
Andrea Stroud
Andrew Baines
Bijan Sabbaghi