Too many great ideas, entrepreneurs and solutions stay overlooked and unsupported due to them not conforming to what is known, and thereby expected, by the traditional investment landscape. For some, they are unconventional, but unconventional is often what the world needs in order to change.
Welcome to our fireside chat with Nora Bavey General Partner at Unconventional Ventures and Co-Founder at the UV Accelerator, the first digital accelerator for diverse founders. Unconventional Ventures invests in startups in the pre-seed and seed stage led by diverse founders identifying as women, people of color, immigrants and/or LGBTQ+, building scalable impact tech companies in the Nordics and beyond.
In this fireside chat, we discuss:
⭐️ Why is the VC & Tech landscape still closed?
⭐️ Is Nordics better- or worse-off compared to the rest of the world?
⭐️ How should diverse founders overcome systematic racism and ecosystem barriers?
⭐️ Which founders / groups are the hardest hit?
⭐️ What is the long-term impact of a closed and non-diverse startup ecosystem?
⭐️ What are the long-range solutions for correcting the VC & Tech space around DEI?
⭐️ What's the big vision / why for Unconventional Ventures?
⭐️ What's the funding capacity and focus of the fund - how should founders reach team?
⭐️ Nora is outspoken around issues considered a taboo or politically incorrect in terms of the traditional narrative of the VC world - does the VC and tech world put "a pressure to conform" on Nora or other similar outspoken voices?
⭐️ Audience Q&A and open-mic!
The discussion will be moderated by Naimul Abd,