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Getting started: Early stage considerations for startups impacting diverse communities


February 23, 2018 - Michelle Behrens from Ropes & Gray LLP hosted a lively discussion about the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs, and how minorities are impacting the start-up industry. Criminal justice advocate Brandon Anderson is CEO of a tech nonprofit, Raheem AI, offering a secure and easy way of reporting police encounters. He told his life story and provide insight on how he launched his nonprofit that is having a tremendous impact on communities of color. Anthony Briggs has had years of experience as IP counsel to small and large companies. He shared the nuts-and-bolts of IP issues that entrepreneurs should consider. Anthony Heckman, an Entrepreneur in Residence at XSeed Capital and member of the US FinTech Advisory Board, gave an insider perspective on how VCs make decisions on early stage investments.

Later Event: February 24