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With Yasir Fattah (AVP Corporate Platforms, Nasdaq), Andres Wydler (Dir., StartOut), Juliette-Marie Somerset (CEO, Somerset Capital).
Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 01:00 PM   Absolutely Free   Online

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Please join us for this very special Mentor Makers LIVE experience to celebrate the journey of the LGBTQIA + Entrepreneur
About this event
We are honored to have Andres Wydler, Juliette-Marie Somerset, & Yasir Fattah for an intimate fireside chat + Live Q&A.

We'll explore:

LGBTQIA+ entrepreneurship & mentorship
How to be an ally to LGBTQIA+ entrepreneurial community
Importance of choosing to identify as an LGBTQIA+ entrepreneur
Communities of entrepreneurs within the LGBTQIA+ community facing challenges disproportionately (ie. Lesbian, people of color, & youth).
Are you an entrepreneur looking for complimentary mentorship or to volunteer your time as a mentor? Join the movement now.

Our Special Guests

Andres Wydler
Executive Director of StartOut
Andres Wydler is the Executive Director of StartOut, the largest national nonprofit organization supporting LGBTQ entrepreneurs. He has two decades of successful start-up experience as a co-founder, executive, angel investor, advisor, & board member.

Andres' career focused on corporate & business development, predominantly with early stage technology firms. Over the last decade, he raised equity & debt financing from first tier VCs, investment banks, strategic investors, & economic development partners. He secured government funds to augment private capital & completed acquisitions in the US, Europe, & Latin America. Most of his director & advisor positions focused on fast growing software & clean tech companies.

Andres also co-founded an angel group that invested in & exited tech firms with cross-border strategies, & continues to be active in the space.

Andres earned an MBA from Stanford & a JD equivalent (lic. iur.) from the University of Zurich's law school. He developed & lectured a course on Clean Tech Entrepreneurship at Stanford University's continuing studies program.

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Juliette-Marie Somerset
CEO at Somerset Capital
Juliette-Marie Somerset is CEO & Managing Partner at Somerset Capital based in Menlo Park, California where she is an investor in early-stage global startups. She is on the Board of Advisors at UniRock Partners, an investment firm, based in Brisbane, Queensland. As a woman in tech leadership she has seats on the Board of Directors & Board of Advisors of technology companies. She is an Advisor at the Norrsken Impact Accelerator in Stockholm, Sweden. Juliette-Marie is a Milestone Maker mentor at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center based in San Francisco & also a mentor at CV Labs based in Switzerland's Crypto Valley. She is currently a guest lecturer at ESCP Business School in Berlin & recently joined the Board of Advisors at UniRock Partners based in Brisbane, Queensland.

As a global tech investor, she has a focus on three areas of disruptive technology at the heart of today's global startup ecosystem: AI, Blockchain Technology applications & Fintech & social impact. Disruptive technologies can be used to empower people to drive innovation.

Educated at Yale University & Columbia University she thrives on being a collaborative partner with ambitious company builders & promoting opportunities in technology for women, minorities & LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs. Juliette-Marie shares a passion & commitment to creating a culture of innovation & equality to unlock human potential, particularly in inclusion & diversity. Today, successful global entrepreneurs & tech unicorns are using partnership & collaborative alliances to disrupt new markets & create social value.

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Moderated by Yasir Fattah
AVP, Corporate Platforms at Nasdaq
Yasir Fattah, based in New York, helps lead Investor Relations Strategy for the Corporate Platforms division at Nasdaq He oversees the company's Advisory Services business in Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia. He also oversees Nasdaq's operations in the Philippines.

Yasir has over 20 years of experience partnering with global business professionals in the corporate market, including Investor Relations, Public Relations & Communications. Prior to Joining Nasdaq in 2013, Yasir served as Head of U.S. West Coast Operations for the Corporate Services unit of Thomson Reuters.

Yasir is also the Co-Chair of Nasdaq's The OPEN (Out, Proud Employees of Nasdaq), Nasdaq's employee network for LGBTQ+ employees, their families & allies. The goals of The OPEN are to champion LGBTQ+ equality in the workplace, promote career development & mentorship opportunities for employees, host social events for employees & allies & engage in volunteerism efforts that support the needs of the LGBTQ+ community.
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