Private Event

Equitech Texas Welcome Breakfast

Hosted by Laurie Felker Jones & 3 others
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Austin, Texas
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About Event


This Equitech in ATX breakfast event to kick off the big Festival will be a place for a mix of mission-driven, under-estimated founders, funders, and allies to convene, make connections, and celebrate each other!

Join friends and colleagues from Baltimore to Austin, Oakland to Tulsa, and many places in between as we gather to share in like-minded fellowship, our best practices, potential partnerships, and link up our pipelines across the country, and the world.

Sponsorships are available; email Space is limited to 250 guests. RSVPs are required.

About Equitech

Born in Baltimore, Equitech is a movement to build an inclusive tech city, unlocking economic potential and opportunity, and creating a culture of belonging in tech. Learn more at:

About our event location

Inn Cahoots is a proud host and sponsor of this event! Inn Cahoots is a female-founded, owned and operated hotel and event space located in the heart of downtown Austin.

Street parking is available alongside Inn Cahoots, which is within easy walking distance to the heart of SXSW, the Austin Convention Center.

Big Ups to our fabulous Equitech sponsors!!!

Get to know these amazing orgs doing awesome work to support and advance founders, funders, and eco-systems with a foundation of equity.

  • The AmFam Institute is a venture capital firm and partner of choice for exceptional entrepreneurs who are building scalable, sustainable businesses in a long-term effort to close equity gaps in the United States. They invest in early-stage, mission driven startups with a focus on building resilient communities, increasing economic opportunity, promoting equity in education and supporting healthy youth development.

  • Birmingham Bound is on a mission to recruit, retain and grow startups to and in Birmingham, AL. We know that Birmingham has the talent companies need and that it offers the affordability companies need to grow - and with the added benefit of an obnoxiously supportive tech ecosystem. 

  • Carta is an ownership and equity management platform trusted by thousands of founders, investors, and employees.

  • The Creative Executive aligns executives and teams to do the big things. Executive development, cohort coaching + team coaching for high-growth, in-transition companies.

  • Conscious Venture Partners seeks out minority and women founders to invest in entrepreneurs that are using technology to break down barriers to access and create a more equitable society, including in the healthcare, food, technology, media, mobility, and education industries.

  • divinc is on a mission to generate social and economic equity through entrepreneurship.

  • Inn Cahoots is a female founded four-story boutique hotel and event venue in Austin, TX.

  • JUST is a nonprofit financial platform working to close the racial wealth gap by investing in ambitious Texas women through capital, peer coaching & community.

  • The Kapor Foundation removes barriers to create a more equitable tech ecosystem. The Foundation’s DEIB for Startups program works to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging by helping early-stage tech entrepreneurs develop a DEIB mindset, execute inclusive hiring strategies, and build a positive workplace culture.

  • Lindsay Bailey Law Corporation (LBLC) focuses on Cross-border tech + entertainment law firm, with practices rooted in Vancouver + Austin, providing strategic legal counsel to a diverse clientele and being instrumental in protecting the intellectual + creative rights of artists + entrepreneurs in an ever-evolving digital world.

  • Modern Tender is a boutique innovation agency that partners with impact founders and funders to build ventures, build markets and provide capital strategies for purpose and profit.

  • The Novella Center for Entrepreneurship Inc. (NCE) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to expanding access to the opportunity of entrepreneurship for all. Leveraging a decade of learning from our work at the Conscious Venture Lab, NCE creates partnerships and programming that help entrepreneurs rethink the relationship between business and society and build companies that matter.

  • techstars Equitech is an accelerator for startups from any sector that are grounded in the values of diversity, led by founders from underestimated communities, or developing technologies that increase access and equity across society.

  • UpSurge Baltimore is a non-profit ecosystem building organization building the first Equitech city in the world in Baltimore. Their mission is to mobilize Baltimore's tech ecosystem around startups by strengthening its culture and connectivity, with an intentional focus on strategies that produce outcomes for Black, women, and other underestimated founders and leaders.

  • Versatility provides dynamic Information Technology (IT) and Management Consulting services that transform businesses with innovative solutions to drive growth, operational efficiency, and sustainable success. Our custom-tailored products and services are designed to meet business needs and overcome unique challenges.

  • Village Capital supports and invests in early-stage startups, solving problems around climate innovation and adaptation, economic mobility, and equitable access to essential services.

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Austin, Texas