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Startup Grind is an intimate fireside chat with entrepreneurs and change makers from our community. These chats are a great way for fellow entrepreneurs to learn from a change maker's journey, best practices, and prove to be a more candid look at what change looks like on a more granular level. We believe that storytelling is an essential piece of growth and Jumoke's story is important for all, including fellow change makers who may not see themselves represented in the current ecosystem. Drinks and food will be provided!
Tech Women Network
Jumoke Dada is a visionary and techie who is passionate about educating and empowering women in tech. With over 15 years of experience working in corporate I.T., as the owner of Signature RED she provides technology consulting services to companies and creates tools for women in tech. Two of her creations include the Tech Women Network, and the HUE Tech Summit for women of color.
Jumoke Dada is best described as a visionary and techie whose sweet spot lies at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship, goodwill and girl power.
Dada holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Sciences and real estate certification from Temple University. She is also a certified Scrum Master. Her technical experience includes corporate work as an application developer, business/ systems analyst, quality assurance tester and technical project manager. As the principal of Signature RED, she provides tech consulting services to companies and creates tools for women in technology. The Tech Women Network - an online platform for women with technical skills - is one of her creations.
A sought after international speaker, Dada is passionate about empowering women and girls. Over the years, she hosted several educational events and workshops including Building iOS Mobile Apps, Rails Girls, Techies Who Brunch, and HUE Tech Summit for women of color. Dada has been recognized via several media outlets for her innovative ideas, leadership skills and community involvement. Additionally, she is a contributing writer for ForbesWomen where she covers diversity in tech.
During her spare time, she enjoys traveling abroad, listening to music, hosting dinner parties, giving back, and playing with her dog Kola.
To learn more about her work, visit her portfolio site dadaverse.org or follow her on Twitter @jumokedada.
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A Venture for America alumna, Director of Events & Programming Mariah Schmidt focuses on creating valuable experiences for our members. She’s responsible for creating programs and events across the Philadelphia region. Mariah strives to engage members, mentors, experts and community stakeholders in value driven experiences. She places relationships at the center of everything she does, and she works to live with intention.