2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Creating Inclusive Startup and Tech Ecosystems

Monday, March 16
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Austin Convention Center
Ballroom E
Austin Convention Center

African Americans and Latinos entrepreneurs receive less than two percent of all private equity capital invested. Women entrepreneurs receive less than four percent. In this session, we'll discover viable and definitive solutions to closing the exposure, talent, technical assistance, mentorship and private equity gaps in underserved and underrepresented communities in America and beyond by creating end to end startup and technology ecosystems. We'll learn how to authentically engage with underrepresented communities for talent, startups, advisors, investors and investments. Join us as we discuss solutions in supporting leaders and experts that are building tech and startup ecosystems in their community to provide resources for aspiring entrepreneurs.


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Chad Womack

Dir STEM Education Initiatives

United Negro College Fund

Erin Horne McKinney

Technology & Innovation Sector Mgr

District of Columbia

Peter Barth


The Iron Yard

Rodney Sampson


Opportunity Ventures/Opportunity Ecosystem

Rodney Sampson is a social innovator, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, published author, and consecrated bishop. As a serial entrepreneur, Sampson co-founded Multicast Media Networks (Streaming...

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