Jessica Norwood is the founder of RUNWAY, an organization that uses entrepreneurship to close the wealth gap in Black communities by providing pre-seed & friends-and-family capital to fund Black-owned companies. A financial activist & social entrepreneur, Norwood is a Center for Economic Democracy fellow, a lifelong fellow of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University & Southern University College of Business, the Political Power Fellow of the Hip Hop Archive at the Hutchinson Institute of Harvard University, & a recipient of the Nathan Cummings Foundation Fellowship for Economic Disruption.
Rodney Sampson is the CEO & executive chairman of Opportunity Hub (OHUB), a multi-campus entrepreneurship center & tech hub. OHUB serves as a startup pre-accelerator, coding boot-camp, & angel investing platform for founders from underestimated & under-tapped communities. Prior to OHUB, Sampson co-founded several media & technology companies & was a partner at TechSquare Labs, the tech hub & seed-stage venture fund that created the Atlanta Startup Battle. He is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, a venture partner at Draper Goren Holm, & a professor of entrepreneurship at Morehouse College.
This appearance by Jessica Norwood & Rodney Sampson is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us live as we bring founders, investors & industry influencers to center stage & invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor.
This appearance by Adam Pisoni is part of the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series. Join us live as we bring founders, investors & industry influencers to center stage & invite them to share what it takes to become a disruptor.