Past Event
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About Event

Elevate! Diverse Founders aims to celebrate the entrepreneurial journeys of underrepresented entrepreneurs, and explore challenges, opportunities and solutions related to accessing networks for investment, collaboration and general business growth. It also provides a space to discuss the kind of campus community that can elevate equity and inclusion within entrepreneurship.

This inspiring event will be in-person at Van Munching Hall with heavy hors-d’oeuvres and time for networking.

6-7 p.m. - Ladies First Equity in Entrepreneurship Panel
7-7:30 p.m. - Networking Reception
7:30-8:30 p.m. - Black & Latinx Equity in Entrepreneurship Panel

Panel 1 Panelists: Ladies First Equity in Entrepreneurship Panel

- Sydney Parker ’18: Gaming Account Manager at Meta and Co-Founder of Aurora Tights
- Kathryn Stewart: Founder of Cranbrook Capital
- Claire Cochrane '11: Co-Founder of Vault Health
- Breonna Massey ‘18: Founder of SLAY Naturals
- Abby Malchow, MBA ’17: Small Business Partnerships at Amazon (moderator)

Panel 2 Panelists: Black & Latinx Equity in Entrepreneurship Panel

- Malcolm Tyson, PhD: Managing Director & Chief Strategist at Stratascension, Inc. (moderator)
- Audrey Awasom ’18: Founder of Noble Uprising 
- Harry Alford ’07: Senior Cloud Sales Specialist at Coinbase 
- Aurelia Flores: Investment Director at Virginia Venture Partners

If you require an accommodation to participate in this event, please contact Haley Mates ( Requests made two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.