Join 500 Startups & Microsoft on May 19 for the Unity + Inclusion Summit!500 Startups is a venture capital firm on a mission to discover & back the world's most talented entrepreneurs, help them create successful companies at scale, & build thriving global ecosystems. We are one of the most active seed stage venture capital firms in the world, having invested in2,000+ technology startupsglobally. We're excited to come back to the Big Apple for this event!
U+I is a one-day event which brings together entrepreneurs, investors, & the tech community to discuss the current state & future of diversity & inclusion. This event has a specific focus on fundraising, growth, & creating diverse workplaces & teams. Attendees will hear from top tier founders, investors, corporate entities, & press to gain insight & learn tactics for building, investing in, & supporting inclusive startups!
Through keynotes, panels, & workshops, we'll address topics like: - Access to early capital - Building diverse teams & workplaces - Growth marketing
The day will include a chance to have 1:1 office hours, a light breakfast, lunch, snacks, & happy hour.
Are you a founder who would like a scholarship to attend? Apply for a ticketHERE
Speaker List (in order of appearance):
Christine Tsai, CEO/Founding Partner, 500 Startups
Tanya Soman, Venture Partner, 500 Startups
More speakers TBA
Who should attend?
Attendees will connect with VCs, founders, & get best practices dealing with diversity & inclusion. Entrepreneurs, future entrepreneurs, startups, venture funds, angel investors, & students are all welcome.
Past attendees include:
THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSOR!
Thanks Microsoft @MicrosoftVC @Microsoft @Bizspark for sponsoring the Unity & Inclusion Summit!
Microsoft's goal is to help startups grow their ideas by providing mentorship, technology, resources, & expertise to build global companies. Through theMicrosoftBizSpark program, qualified startups can receive Azure cloud credits, free software & tools, & technical support. Learn more:microsoft.com/bizspark
Past Diversity Events:
500 Startups Unity & Inclusion Summit ATL:Photos
500 Startups Unity & Inclusion Summit LA:Speaker talks,Photos
500 Startups New York Summit:Speaker talks,Photos
500 Startups Berlin Summit:Speaker talks
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Event Code of Conduct:
This event is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity & expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Sexual language & imageryisnot appropriate for any event venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter & other online media. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.
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