This month, 500 Startups will be in town, and we are super excited about this!
Startup Grind has partnered with Silicon Cape & some key stakeholders to bring a full day of awesomeness.
Silicon Cape is hosting a Pitch Competition in the afternoon (see info here, and apply), and this will be followed by a Startup Grind event. Startups will be showcasing their products as well at our event.
There is limited seating, so be sure to get your tickets ASAP!
Our guest speaker will be Monique Woodard who is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups where she invests in early stage startups and leads a $25M microfund that invests in Black and Latino founders and growing markets. She believes that demographic shifts combined with current $2.5 trillion in Black and Latino purchasing power is creating the next big emerging market in the United States.
As the co-founder of Black Founders, Monique created an organization for tech entrepreneurs and has provided support for startups around business strategy, marketing, and fundraising. She also served as an Innovation Fellow for the City of San Francisco where she worked on government innovation, including open data and municipal broadband access.
Monique has had a 15 year career in tech that includes both entrepreneur and operating experience in consumer-centric businesses in mobile, media, e-commerce, and civic technology.
Monique Woodard is an early stage investor at the intersection of technology and newly powerful consumer groups. As Venture Partner at 500 Startups, she invested in pre-seed and seed stage companies in the US and sub-Saharan Africa, including Blavity, CourtBuddy, Silvernest, Printivo, and many others. Monique is also the co-founder of Black Founder and was one of the first Innovation Fellows for the City of San Francisco where she worked on open data and municipal broadband access. Monique’s career in tech includes entrepreneur and operating experience across mobile, media, online retail, and government technology.