Ssw Real Talk: Black & Brown Startup Entrepreneurs

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Ssw Real Talk: Black & Brown Startup Entrepreneurs
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Ssw Real Talk: Black & Brown Startup Entrepreneurs says
This session is for those who want to engage in candid, honest conversations about tough issues in tech. Participants need to be willing to feel uncomfortable to learn.
Only 1% of funded startup founders are Black.
A panel of Black and Latino/a startup entrepreneurs share how they started their companies, raise money, and how they hire and lead.
Be inspired and learn from these entrepreneurs’ stories.

Gary Rubens
CEO, Start it Labs
Angel Investor

Touré McCluskey
Touré McCluskey is an entrepreneur who has worked extensively within the health care industry. He founded OkCopay to help Americans without adequate insurance find and access affordable local health care. Touré holds an AB in History from Harvard University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He is an Echoing Green Fellow and a 2013 SVP Fast Pitch Finalist.

Tanikka Watford
Tanikka Watford is the co-founder and president of Deep Root Foods. She has a background in agriculture and food manufacturing. She has been featured in global publications including O, The Oprah Magazine for her work with black farmers and food systems in communities of color. Deep Root Foods is first-place winner of 2015 SVP Fast Pitch For-profit startup. See her pitch:

David Ortiz
CEO and Founder, Emortal Sports
David Ortiz is an innovative executive with over 20 years of global experience pioneering video game and entertainment technology. David is currently CEO and Founder of Emortal Sports, a company focused on developing groundbreaking experiences in Virtual Reality and eSports. At EA Sports David lead the development of Madden NFL as one of the top selling video game franchises in the world, and pioneered the Game Designer role at Microsoft. As an entrepreneur David founded Deuces Digital and patented a disruptive real time prediction technology. David has also held key creative and executive leadership roles at Sony Computer Entertainment and Warner Bros. Games.
David volunteers as President and Coaching Coordinator for the Bellevue Seahawks Youth Football Program for the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue, WA, and has recently taught a course on Tech Entrepreneurship at Seattle University to a group of international students from Mexico for Trep Camp.
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By: Greater Foundation