Explore the path to entrepreneurial success and positive societal impact for academic-driven innovations by Black faculty, graduate students, postdocs and other founders in deep tech and social sciences.
Minding the Gaps <<>> Creating Opportunities
Mike Froman, Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard
Gabrielle Sulzberger, Senior Advisor, Two Sigma Impact; Trustee, Ford Foundation
Leadership: Driving Change and Giving Hope
Ken Chenault, Chairman and Managing Director, General Catalyst
Brent Henry, Member, Mintz
George French Jr., President, Clark Atlanta University
VC Panel Discussion
Ita Ekpoudom, Partner, GingerBread Capital
Perspectives on Academic Entrepreneurship and Diverse Innovation
Joseph DeSimone, Sanjiv Sam Gambhir Professor of Translational Medicine and Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
Engage with experts across the three stages of university startups – starting, funding and scaling.
Network with fellow founders and investors in the commercialization of university-developed intellectual property.
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Celebrate with some of the nation's best academic spinouts during a pitch competition in which presenting companies will compete for significant cash and in-kind prizes.