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Meet the New Breed of Funding Programs for Diverse Founders — 6 Event Roadshow

San Francisco, CA

Join Us For Lunch To Meet the New Breed of Funding Programs for Diverse Founders with events in 6 cities!

Mon, Jul 17 12:00 PM - Wed, Aug 23 2:00 PM EDT

San Francisco, CA 94105

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Join us at the first of it’s kind, informational event introducing a new breed a growth capital and funding programs targeting diverse founders to support expansion Introduce a select group of entrepreneurs, influencers and angel investors to a New Breed of Growth Capital Programs to Fund Diverse Founders. Ellevate members receive a discount with code NETWORK20.

  • Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 6:00pm – 7:30PM
    WeWork Center, Austin, TX3300 N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78705
  • Monday, August 21, 2017, 2:30pm – 4:00PM
    Nasdaq Center, San Francisco, CA 505 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    City University, Seattle, WA521 Wall St, Seattle, WA 98121

With the growing trend of more startups being founded by women, ethnic minorities, military veterans, and LBTQ founders, greater investment in these ventures is needed to ensure the innovation and economic growth across all communities that these founders represent as the US population becomes more diverse. Join us for lunch and a panel discussion of some of the very few investors within the growth capital community who are leading funds to address this industry need. Hear their views on how to increase the capital needed to support the growth and diversity of startups. Additionally, we will discuss how new hybrid programs are providing both support eco-system and funding to guide these under represented founders on the path of accelerated growth.

  • Registration Fee is $20
  • Note: Event proceeds will benefit Disable Veterans Business Alliance and Foundation for Women Warriors
  • Discount Code for 50% off: NETWORK20

Event Questions Addressed:

  • What Are The New Funds
  • Investment Profile and Requirements for Consideration
  • How To Engage and Gain Additional Information
  • What new hybrid programs are providing support eco-system and funding for accelerating growth.

Event proceeds will benefit the Disabled Veterans Business Alliance and the Foundation for Women Warriors.

Who: Entrepreneurs of early stage companies and revenue generating small business owners, angel investors, prominent business influencers.

Event Panelists

Event Organizers

Founders First Capital Partners:
Headquartered in San Diego, the Founders First Capital Partners is an accelerator and revenue based venture capital fund with a mission to provide capital, strategic expertise, and execution support to enable select undersereved and underrepresented companies to build sustainable, profitable businesses.

LIFT Development Enterprises:
Based in San Diego, LIFT Development Enterprises is a not-for-profit, community development organization with a mission to help underserved, under represented small business owners, those businesses led by women, minorities, military veterans, or those located in low to moderate income areas, to overcome challenges faced by lack of access to capital and relevant resources to increase business capacity and expansion

Event Beneficiaries

Disabled Veterans Business Alliance

The Disabled Veteran Business Alliance formed in 1994 following the establishment of the Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) program by the California legislature in 1989. The California DVBE program set a 3% goal for DVBE participation in state contracts for goods and services. It also required eligible DVBEs to obtain certification of their capabilities by the state’s Department of General Services before they could participate in the program. Businesses with DVBE certification receive first consideration for the mandated 3% of the state’s overall annual contract dollars. Over twenty years of mentoring, networking and advocacy we have helped thousands of veterans achieve financial rehabilitation through entrepreneurship. We honor their service by empowering their success. The Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit, EIN 94-3211918.

To learn more about Disabled Veteran Business Alliance, please watch this VIDEO.

Foundation for Women Warriors

At Foundation for Women Warrior's, a non-profit 501c3, we honor the service of our women veterans by empowering their future. Our mission is to serve women veterans and their children so that their next mission is clear and continues to impact the world. We find real solutions and create innovative partnerships to address the top 4 needs of women veterans: housing, employment, education, and childcare. Our services are hand ups, not handouts, empowering women warriors to navigate life's obstacles and make successful transitions from service to civilian life. Women veterans are the fastest growing population of veterans yet they are less likely to have the same support network and experience additional barriers to receiving/utilizing standard veteran benefits. We step in to level the field. EIN: 20-5523954

To learn more about Foundation for Women Warriors, please watch this VIDEO.

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