The startup ecosystem can be a maze. From validating your idea, to locating funding sources or scaling once you find product market fit can be daunting. Often, the experience is the same whether your company is a tech company, tech-enabled or brick & mortar.
Join us for an evening chat where we exchange resources & hear from a panel from all different vantage points of entrepreneurship including marketing, venture capital, alternative sources of funding, scaling & more.
REMARK: this StartOut event will be a fully-digital event experience to allow you & all participantsto participate without risk.
Caron G. is the Strategy & Program Manager at ICA, where she is responsible for developing & implementing innovative programming to support growth focused companies working with ICA to help close the gender & racial wealth gaps.Prior to joining ICA, Caron's professional experience spanned industries in health & beauty, education, international grantmaking & small business incubation---with specific roles in operations, programs & executive administration. Caron received an MBA from the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business & Public Policy at Mills College & a Bachelor's in Marketing Communications from Emmanuel College.
Neda Amidiserves as a Partner & Global Head of Health at Plug & Play. She leads investments in digital health & biotech startup companies. She is responsible for global partnerships with corporations including Johnson & Johnson, Cleveland Clinic, Sanofi, Roche, & others.Prior to Plug & Play, Neda worked at Zamzee, a wearable technology startup for teens & Zong, a mobile payment startup which was acquired by PayPal for $240 million.
Angelic(moderator)is the Founder & CEO of MyUmbrella: a social networking platform for the LGBTQ+ community rooted in Wellness, Inclusion, Social & Education. She is a third-generation entrepreneur & grew up in a family of small business owners & was intimately involved with the day to day operations. As a result, she's well versed in the grit & perseverance required to start, sustain & grow a business.Prior to founding her company, she was an architectural designer for various civic buildings & the lead developer manager for affordable & workforce housing projects in the Bay Area & New York City.
And more to come soon!
Angelic Williams [Moderator]
Plug & Play Partner & Global Head of Health
ICA Fund Good Jobs Strategy & Program Manager