presented by: Opportunity Hub

Building Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems

Mar 11, 2017 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm


John McElligott

The Fortress Initiative

Nicole Jones

Delta Air Lines

David Rixter

US Department Of Treasury

Rodney Sampson

TechSquare Labs

The United States' innovation, entrepreneurship and investment ecosystem lack authentic diversity and inclusion which, according to the Center of Global Policy, is costing America a significant loss of minority owned businesses, jobs, economic value and gross domestic product (GDP). Our thesis is that significant investment from large corporations, foundations, local, state and federal government agencies, colleges and universities and private investors in comprehensive inclusive innovation, entrepreneurship and investment initiatives will add over $500 billion in market value to the tech industry and could increase our GDP by up to 1.6%.

Primary Access: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner