Overcoming Bias in a Limited Capital Industry

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

Amy, Julia and Imelda will discuss the challenges of not only raising money in an emerging industry, but doing it as female and BIPOC founders. In a space that already has limited capital and no access to traditional funding sources, they will explore how women and BIPOC can overcome biases in their fundraising. Focusing on a discussion of equity, women and BIPOC in executive positions, changing the composition of Boards and raising capital under extraordinary conditions, they will share their personal experiences and lean into what is working both in and outside of cannabis to support female founders and BIPOC entrepreneurs.

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Julia Jacobson

Aster Farms

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Amy Margolis

The Initiative

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