Black Leaders Month: Funders, Founders, and Innovators

Tue, Oct 20, 2020, 10:30 AM (PDT)

About this event

We're thrilled to be hosting not one but three amazing sessions in honor of Black Leaders Month. Join us for two hours of content about funding Black founders, building companies all over the country, creating meaningful connections within the startup ecosystem, and inspiring stories from founders, leaders, and investors.

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  • Jewel Burks Solomon

    Jewel Burks Solomon


    Head of Google for Startups, US

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  • McKeever (Mac) Conwell

    McKeever (Mac) Conwell

    RareBreed Ventures

    Founder and Managing Director

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  • Everette Taylor

    Everette Taylor



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  • Paige Hendrix Buckner

    Paige Hendrix Buckner

    Founder Gym

    Program Director

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  • Jakita Thomas, Ph.D.

    Jakita Thomas, Ph.D.

    Pharaoh's Conclave


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  • Amanda Sabreah

    Amanda Sabreah



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  • Moderators

    • Derek Andersen

      Derek Andersen

      Bevy / Startup Grind

      Co-Founder + CEO

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    • Phin Mpofu

      Phin Mpofu

      Startup Grind

      Director, Partner Success + Community

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    Tuesday, Oct 20
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)

    Brought to you by

    • Grace Lancaster

      Grace Lancaster

      Startup Grind

      Events Lead + Community Manager

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    • Henry Soo

      Henry Soo


      Startup Grind Vancouver Director

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    • Melodie Von

      Startup Grind Vancouver Digital Team

    • Eileen Xing

      Eileen Xing

      Startup Grind Vancouver Digital Team

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    • Hiroki Kudo

      Hiroki Kudo

      MerryBiz Inc

      Startup Grind Vancouver Team

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