FOUNDER SPOTLIGHTS - Regina Gwynn, Co-founder, TresseNoire
Join us for this virtual event series created by NY Tech Alliance & Grasshopper Bank as we spotlight founders & leaders that are adapting their businesses to make it work during this time of so much uncertainty. We ask them to share practical knowledge, tools, & guidance that we hope will answer many of your questions & provide a bit of inspiration.
The conversations will be facilitated by Micah Baldwin, Early Stage Practice, Grasshopper Bank.
DECEMBER 2nd @ NOON ET
This month, we will be spotlighting Regina Gwynn, CEO & Co-founder, TresseNoire
About Regina Gwynn:
Regina Gwynn is the Co-Founder & CEO of TresseNoire, Beauty Tech Startup that empowers women of color to celebrate their textured hair with a personalized beauty routine that works. Its virtual beauty coach takes the guesswork out of finding the right natural hair products & services by matching your individual hair profile to a beauty regimen designed by experts (so you can get the best twist out or the perfect wash n go style the first time, every time!) Since its launch in 2014, TresseNoire has been featured in Black Enterprise, Essence, Elle, Google, Madame Noire & ABC News as well as styled celebrities including Soledad O'Brien, Mikki Taylor, Lion Babe, Jamele Hill & more. Regina has been named to the 100 Most Powerful Women by Entrepreneur Magazine & Top Ten Women in Tech by Essence Magazine.
Regina is also the Co-Creator of Black Women Talk Tech, the largest membership organization of black women tech entrepreneurs & the only conference designed for that community. This collective has a unique understanding of the challenges faced in the technology ecosystem, but also of the advantages they can bring. Its mission is to identify, support & encourage black women to build the next billion dollar business.
Regina started her career in the Product Development Executive Training program at Federated Department Stores (now Macy's), & successfully launched several exclusive brands during her tenure. After graduating from the Kellogg School of Management with her MBA, Regina was a management consultant with the Monitor Group (now Monitor/Deloitte Consulting) & worked with clients within the beauty, media & healthcare industries. She was then tapped to lead marketing at The Apparel Group, where she built the department from scratch & launched the company's first ecommerce site for its signature brand, Foxcroft Collection.
Regina loves to travel, dance & watch football (Go Giants?!). She's on the Cabinet for Black Entrepreneurship for the City of New York, & a former Board Member of BRAG, a nonprofit for diverse retail professionals & Rising Tide Capital, an entrepreneur development program based in Jersey City, NJ.
A girl should be two things: Classy & Fabulous. - Coco Chanel
About Micah Baldwin:
Micah currently works in the Early Stage Practice at Grasshopper Bank, the first digital commercial bank focused on supporting founders & venture funds. As a long time executive coach & investor, he advises several startups & funds, including Tuesday Ventures, an SF-based early-stage venture firm.
Previously, he founded Create33, a 22,000 sq ft innovation center for the Pacific Northwest that provides resources & access to founders to help fuel their growth. He spent 3.5 years at Amazon working with founders & designing programs to help them find customers. Prior to that, he founded or was early at several companies.
About NY Tech Alliance:
A member-based non-profit with a mission to foster the technology community & ecosystem in New York City, with the goal of creating a better future for all. Representation, inspiration, support, & leadership are the qualities we focus on in order to reach this goal. Connect with us today at nytech.org!
About Grasshopper Bank:
Grasshopper is a digital bank serving founders, their companies, & the investors supporting them across the innovation economy. We make banking simple, secure, effortless & transparent. Learn more at https://www.grasshopper.bank.