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Harnessing Diversity: The Unseen Wealth in Early-Stage Tech Investing

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join EF as our expert speakers explore the opportunities and risks that lie within early-stage investing, and inform on the journeys towards a more inclusive investor community and its financial impact on the investor, founders and community.

Who should attend:

  • Angel Investors
  • Venture Capitalists
  • First time investors
  • Policy Makers
  • Academia


Banu Ozkazanc-Pan – Venture Capital Inclusion Lab at Brown University

David McFarlane – Board Member EF, Companyon Ventures

Betty Francisco – Boston Impact Initiative, Cofounder of Amplify Latinx

Jim Stallings – CEO PS27 Ventures

Lisa Fruszjater – Angel investor, Coach, Adjunct Professor

Speakers will discuss:

  • Investing in early-stage tech startups – What is it? Why should you care? What returns are seen in this sector?
  • The data related specifically to the deficit in investor diversity and its impact on the economy, including its ripple effect on the diverse startup founders represented by female or black or brown individuals.
  • Panel Discussion:  Hear a lively discussion from those pioneering the Angel, VC and impact investing strategies.  Learn about how they invest, what makes them different, and the impact they are making.