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Thu, Mar 23, 2023 @ 06:00 PM   FREE   Perkins Coie, 1155 6th Ave, 22nd Fl

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Join Ecosystem Connect & our partners Perkins Coie & Silicon Valley Bank as we bring together a unique, invitation-only group within Finance, Media, Tech, Venture Capital & more!

We'll hear from exciting founders, investors & ecosystem builders to discuss tips on going from zero to one as a creator, capital readiness & access, building strong entrepreneurial relationships, & how founders can find success in todays economic climate & beyond.

ABOUT ECOSYSTEM SERIES - A highly curated action networking series that assembles founders, investors, allies, operators & industry leaders together to connect socially, exchange resources & build. We're on a mission to help connect & prepare Black & Brown pre-seed/seed stage founders for success.

The event is proudly sponsored by our good friends at Perkins Coie LLP & SVB

Stay tuned to hear about our host lineup of leading voices in the space.

Action Networking: Discover new connections with industry leaders, experts & a community of Entrepreneurs taking action & changing the game!
Curated Programming: Hear from successful founders & investors, learn about helpful resources & tune in to a town hall style Q&A with our speakers & hosts.
Insider Knowledge: Our partners provide attendees Legal, Funding, Investing & founder growth gems in person & post event via our Digital Gift Bag!
Good Vibes: Enjoy a wonderful selection of beverages & dope musical vibes. Enjoy the atmosphere of connective energy. Manifest your vision!
6:00-7:00 PM: Check-In & Networking

Get a jump start in building new connections by engaging with our partner stations & attendees across the legal, funding, accelerator, product & investing landscape.

7:15-7:45 PM: Welcome & Programming

We'll begin welcome remarks during this time to hear from our event hosts about their initiatives & ways to get involved or get support.

7:45-9:00 PM: Networking & Closing

Continue to enjoy the food & beverages provided & engage with our speakers, partners, & your professional peers.

Gain access to & interact with a deep network of Founders, Investors, Lawyers, Product Managers, Freelancers, Designers Digital Marketers, Lawyers & Industry Professionals - an ecosystem that fuels entrepreneurship & fosters economic opportunity.

Creating Connections for a richer culture.
Sharing knowledge & resources, educate & inspire.
Building bridges to economic opportunity.
This event is for you if you are driven, ambitious, dedicated & strive to create cultural impact with your work & within the innovation economy. Whether you work within a SMB or large company organization, currently building your own venture, or seeking to expand your industry connections, come gather with other like-minded innovators just like you!

Founders (High growth, SMB, Hybrid, etc)
Industry Professionals
Multidisciplinary Experts
Investors (Angels, VCs, PE Funds, etc)
Emerging Entrepreneurs
Business Coaches
We look forward to connecting & growing & inclusive ecosystem with you!

By registering for this event, you are giving Ecosystem Connect & Toasted Life permission to share your registration information with our event sponsors.

Toasted Life is a community-based premium experience platform empowering connections for ambitious dreamers of color. We specialize in designing 360 lifestyle experiences that center the needs of multicultural audiences through events, activations & cultural programming.

Ecosystem Connect is a curated network of like-minded innovators pushing advancement in the black & brown start up community.

With more than 1,200 lawyers, & 20 offices- 17 U.S. offices & 3 international, Perkins Coie represents great companies across a wide range of industries & stages of growth-from start-ups to FORTUNE 50 corporations. Attorneys in our Emerging Companies & Venture Capital practice offer one of the premier legal resources in the nation for venture-backed companies that have IP as a key value driver. Founders rely on us for guidance on company formation, IP protection & enforcement, corporate governance, financings (including IPOs), & strategic transactions, among others. We also represent investors as they make, manage & divest investments in diverse industries. In its first two years ranking law firms, U.S. News & World Report named us Law Firm of the Year for Venture Capital Law (2011-2013), an honor the publication only gives any firm two years in a row. The publication has currently named us Law Firm of the Year for Technology Law. To learn more, visit us at

Pyrium is an investment community made up of regular people. We use our collective lived experience to identify, support, & back companies who are building better experiences for our tomorrow. It is an opportunity for us, the investors, to build & grow with the world's most talented innovators so that when they do well, we do well.
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