State of Diversity Investing Panel + Diversity Founder/Co-Founder Startup..

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-PRICE GOES UP FRIDAY 6/12 11:59PM PDT/ 12:59AM MDT/ 1:59AM CDT/ 2:59AM EDT/ 7:59AM BDT

Are you a Diversity Founder/Co-Founder tech startup looking to pitch your company in front of an audience and panel of expert VC and Angel judges? This is your chance. Meet, field questions, and get immediate feedback from investors. Our judges will be Diversity Founder/Co-Founder investors. Network with other investors and founders in the crowd.

Who Should Apply?

We have several (5-7) spots available for innovative tech startups. Apply today for a chance to present your venture on stage! Applications are open until June 7 (Sunday 11:59PM PDT) – click here to apply!

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4:00pm PDT – 4:05pm PDT: Opening Remarks

4:05pm PDT – 4:20pm PDT: Panel

4:20pm PDT – 5:30pm PDT: Pitch Your Startup to VCs & Angels


  • Trisha Harry – Principal, Global Investments (Pathfinder Ventures), Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Investment Partner, Confidential (Stealth Fund)

In her ten years as a VC, her investments have spanned across enterprise software, cloud infrastructure, and frontier technology (drones, 3D printing, teleoperations) at various corporate (Microsoft, Stanley Black & Decker) and institutional (AXM Venture Capital) venture teams. She has evaluated, invested in, and advised a breadth of companies in their quest to define business models, identify target markets, understand consumer behavior, and overcome operational and competitive challenges to drive growth.

She is also an experienced operator and entrepreneur. As an operator, she led product management and growth strategy at eBay and Google. As a founding member of a fintech start up, she successfully took it through an exit.

Trisha holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and a B.S in electromechanical engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology. She is an advisor at various incubators/accelerators and mentors minority founders and young women in STEM.

She loves to travel – 60 countries and counting!

Carlos is a serial technology entrepreneur, investor, and frequent speaker at investments, innovation and entrepreneurship forums. Founder to Alpha Impact 8 previous to Venture Capital, Carlos Co-Founded and served as Executive VP at Sm4rt Corp, a holding company that included Sm4rt Security Services (Cyber Security Operation Centers), Sm4rt Predictive Systems (Artificial Intelligence Card Fraud Prevention Technologies) and Sm4rt Game Studios (Videogames). With Sm4rt he created the Premier Cyber Security and InfoSec compliance firm in the region, which ultimately was acquired by KIO Networks, the largest Information Technology Services Enterprise in Latin America. A Mexican bank consortium (E-Global) integrated the fraud prevention venture to their services.

Since he founded his first company at 19, he has been leveraging the power and efficiency that technology and software bring to the industry, creating software for Nextel, AT&T, Teletech and P&G among others. Carlos is an active mentor for the Founder Institute in San Francisco and founding director for the Chapter in Mexico City. Passionate for technology, markets and entrepreneurs, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and child, and enjoys coaching first time founders, getting down the slopes and playing golf. He attended the Telematics Engineering Program at ITAM ́s in Mexico City. He rides an electric skateboard daily to get to work.

Chinedu Enekwe is the general partner at Aux21 Capital, an early stage venture capital firm investing in cross-border opportunities and producer of the Venture The World podcast, a . He’s a Moonshot Fellow of the Kravis Lab for Social Impact and a founding member of the Forbes Impact Community. Prior to Aux21 Capital, he was a principal on the pre-seed & seed team of Exponential Creativity Ventures and managed AffinitiVC, an investment syndicate & consulting firm deploying over $15M since 2017.

Before launching AffinitiVC, Chinedu co-founded tiphub and managed its pre-accelerator program, Diaspora Demo, which supported over 35 early stage technology and social enterprises raise over $20 Million in after program funding and achieved 3 exits since 2014. Chinedu also led emerging market investment manager, Xcellon Capital, serving as investment director, raising and managing $25 Million of assets from institutional and high net worth investors, after holding positions in infrastructure advisory at the World Bank and OPIC, investment banking at Merrill Lynch and fund formation and corporate securities law at Weil Gotshal and Manges.


Venue: Zoom (Event Link Will Be Provided In Your Confirmation Email)

San Francisco, CA 94105

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Jun 15 2020


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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