The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit Presented By Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs is a half-day event filled with educational fireside chats, keynotes, and engaging audience Q+A. Whether you're just beginning your startup’s DEI initiatives or looking to reevaluate your company’s DEI strategy, now is the time to assess your company’s efforts towards building a winning culture. #SGDEI
About this event
In a year of transformational changes across the landscape of work, focusing intentionally on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) has emerged as one of the most important aspects of company culture that a startup needs to be successful. While DEI can often be overlooked by startups due to limited resources, it’s important to recognize that these young businesses have a unique position as advocates for change. Startups have influence that can shift the workplace, society, and the world we live in.
DEI needs to be built into the foundation of your company culture at the earliest possible stage. These building blocks will uphold the key values that will maintain a powerful company architecture, providing much needed stability. It will help ensure an invincible network of shared beliefs, and it will make it easier to incorporate best practices into your company later on.
Startup Grind’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Summit Presented By Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs is bringing together DEI experts for a half-day event filled with educational fireside chats, keynotes, and engaging audience Q+A. Whether you're just beginning your startup’s DEI initiatives or looking to reevaluate your company’s DEI strategy, now is the time to assess your company’s efforts towards building a winning culture. #SGDEI #SGStartupSummit
About Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Month
This month Startup Grind is celebrating DEI month, presented with SVB and supported by Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs. DEI stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; 31 days to emphasize the importance of diversity across our global startup ecosystem, and what it means to all of us. We are so excited to take this time to recognize and amplify the voices of leaders in our globally diverse communities, providing a platform for those that may not have been heard previously.
Getting to the Money: Overcoming Bias While Fundraising as an Underrepresented Founder
This in-depth conversation will explore the real-life experiences of promising founders who face challenges seeking capital to grow their startups, like many historically underfunded founders. They'll talk about navigating unconscious bias, funders struggling to understand their visions, and even the difficult decision to walk away from funds. You'll also get honest advice on securing suitable capital sources and partnerships for your business.
The Importance of Global Diversity in the Innovation Economy
John Kojiro Moriwaka
Startup Grind Tokyo/Startup Grind Fukuoka/Startup Grind Nagoya