Where to Find Access to Capital for Black/Brown Women Founders with Black Girl Ventures Founder/CEO Shelly Bell

Tyson's Corner
Thu, Jun 17, 6:00 PM (EDT)

Shelly Bell will share with us how Black/Brown Women Founders can get funded by angels and VCs in a time it is very difficult. Shelly is a business strategist who moves ideas to profit and empowering people to live more authentically. As a cultural translator, she connects entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations in order to diversify their talent pipeline, increase equity and grow their brands.

About this event

Shelly Bell will share with us how Black/Brown Women Founders can get funded by angels and VCs in a time it is very difficult.

Shelly Bell is a system disruptor and business strategist who moves ideas to profit while empowering people to live more authentically. As a cultural translator, she connects entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations in order to diversify their talent pipeline, increase equity and grow their brands.

She is a Serial Entrepreneur & Computer Scientist with a background in performance poetry, K-12 Education and IP Strategy. She was named one of the Top 100 Powerful Women in Business by Entrepreneur Mag, Entrepreneur of the Year by Technically DC and acknowledged as A Rising Brand Star by Adweek. She is among the nation's most sought-after inspirational speakers in the DC Metro area with features in Forbes, The Washington Business Journal, NewsOne, The Afro, People of Color in Tech and on Politico Live. Her organization, Black Girl Ventures (BGV) is a social enterprise that creates access to social and financial capital for Black/Brown women founders. BGV travels the country with a disruptive pitch competition that shifts the power dynamics in funding by combining crowdfunding and pitching. As a Google Guru and Ecosystem Builder, she engages audiences from grassroots to government. Shelly has trained over 5,000 entrepreneurs, held over 300 events for empowering leaders, managed multi-million dollar contracts, and scaled over 100 businesses. 

Speaker

  • Shelly Bell

    Shelly Bell

    Black Girl Ventures

    Founder

    Named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Powerful Women in Business, Shelly Bell is a computer scientist, system disruptor and business strategist who moves ideas to profit while empowering people to live to build and foster better relationships. She connects entrepreneurs, investors, and corporations in order to diversify their talent pipeline, increase equity, and grow their brands....

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    Thursday, Jun 17
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

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      Richard Rothstein

      Rothstein Consulting

      CEO, Founder

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      Rothstein Consulting

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