#SGBlackLeaders: Fireside Chat with Monica Wheat (Founder & Executive Director, Venture Catalysts)

Oct 29, 2020, 10:30 PM – Oct 30, 2020, 12:30 AM

Join us for a Fireside Chat as we recognize amazing #SGBlackLeaders with the Founder & Executive Director or Venture Catalysts, Monica Wheat!

Virtual event

About this event

Join us for a Fireside Chat as we recognize amazing #SGBlackLeaders with the Founder & Executive Director or Venture Catalysts, Monica Wheat!

Monica Wheat is a Strategist, Educator, Investor, and Venture Developer. Monica is Founder and Executive Director of Venture Catalysts, a non-profit venture, and ecosystem development group focused on investor/founder education, innovation hub, and large-scale entrepreneurial initiatives for over 40,000 attendees. She is the Techstars Startup Programs Lead leading programs nationwide and Founding Co-Director of Startup Boost, a global Pre-Accelerator. She served as a Consultant for Backstage Capital, co-producing their multi-city live investment tour and was the Managing Director of the Backstage Capital - Detroit Accelerator, a 4-city, global tech accelerator investing 3 months and $100,000 each in scaling startups for underrepresented founders.

She is a global speaker, judge, and consultant. Past clients have included Fortune 10 corporations, non-profits, school districts, tech accelerators, venture funds, and start-ups. She regularly speaks and consults at corporations & conferences on topics of emerging ecosystems, venture capital, digital innovation, and women in technology.

Her work has been featured in Crains, Huffington Post, Black Enterprise, and Forbes.


LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/monicawheat

Twitter: @mwheat14

Instagram: @mwheat14



Check out what happened


  • Monica Wheat

    Venture Catalysts

    Founder & Executive Director


  • Candice Matthews-Brackeen


    Founder & CEO

  • Rose Washington



  • Chandler Malone

    Atento Capital

    Director of Entrepreneurial Development



October 29 – 30, 2020
10:30 PM – 12:30 AM UTC


Fireside Chat
Wrap up + Networking


  • Alex Lobodiak

    True North Ventures



  • Alex Lobodiak

    True North Ventures | Startup Grind Tulsa


  • Kate Sullivan

    Black Dog Law, PLLC


  • Kate Sullivan

    Chapter co-director

Global sponsor

Dell Technologies logo

Dell Technologies


36DegreesNorth logo


Indigo Technology Group logo

Indigo Technology Group

Black Women Business Owners of America logo

Black Women Business Owners of America

True North Ventures logo

True North Ventures

Holberton School Tulsa logo

Holberton School Tulsa



i2E, Inc. logo

i2E, Inc.

1 Million Cups Tulsa logo

1 Million Cups Tulsa

Harkey Productions logo

Harkey Productions

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