Innovation is a hallmark of Black Culture.
Throughout history, Black Entrepreneurs fused their creativity and drive to create ground-breaking products, services, and businesses even with odds stacked against them.
What does the entrepreneurial journey look like today for Black SaaS and Tech-forward Founders?
Join 4 trailblazers as they tell their stories of what it took to build their businesses as Founders of color while providing guidance to the up-and-coming wave of tech Entrepreneurs.
1. What/who inspired their Entrepreneurial journey
2. Why the experience of Founders of color is so unique
3. What capital and resources accelerated them forward
4. Guidance to other minority SaaS Founders hoping to reach new heights
All are welcome to join in this discussion!
OnShore Technology Group
Co-founder & CEO
Valarie has over 34+ years of international experience in the life sciences technology industry. Valarie King-Bailey is the CEO of OnShore Technology Group, an independent Chicago-based consultancy founded in 2004 specializing in Independent Validation and Verification (IV&V) services and solutions.
As a third generation entrepreneur, Austin was taught early in life to embrace entrepreneurship as a means for provision, character building, community service, and sense of purpose.
Austin has a BA in Communication from Eastern Michigan University and an MBA from Texas A&M University. Moreover, Austin has worked majority of his professional career in consumer goods and the IT space. Function wise Austin has practiced mainly in field marketing, management, and business development roles. He’s been responsible for teams as large as 70 and always enjoys working with clients to help solve their problems and drive growth.
The perfect combination of Michelangelo and Leonardo is a great way to describe my personality. In my spare time you will find me participating in resistance training, playing basketball, watching sports, hanging out with family and friends, engaging in a mini-marathon of Impractical Jokers, or devoting time to the startup community. Christian Bale is my favorite actor. I love my church (and of course you’re invited!).
Austin is a co-founder and CEO of Outfield.
With over 16 years in the Asset & Wealth management industry, Mr. Drew has raised over $30 billion dollars in client AUM. His experience with top organizations has given him the knowledge and experience to start DFD Partners. DFD realizes that diversity in gender, background, asset class and generation, drives inclusion. This is why, DFD offers the most innovative distribution platform for asset managers, who may not have the tools, resources or headcount to effectively scale their business
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