Melissa L. Bradley is Founder of 1863 Ventures, a business development program that accelerates New Majority entrepreneurs from high potential to high growth. In this role she created a community of over 10,000 New Majority entrepreneurs in three years. Melissa serves as General Partner of 1863 Venture Fund, Venture Partner at NextGen Ventures and serves an advisor to Reign Ventures, New Voices Foundation, as well as the Halcyon Fund.
She is also a member of the Goldman Sachs’ One Million Black Women Advisory Council, Launch with GS Advisory Council, Fast Company Executive Board, Square & Forbes Small Business Advisory Team, as well as the Target Accelerators Entrepreneurs Advisory Council. Melissa is the former Co-Chair, National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and was named one of The Most Entrepreneurial Women Investors in 2018.
Join Kevin Morgan, Director of Technology Sector Attraction and Retention from the WDCEP moderate an amazing panel of three key players of the entrepreneurial ecosystem from DC, VA, and MD: Victor Hoskins, the President, and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Melissa Bradley, CEO of Ureeka and 1863 Ventures and Allyson Redpath, Director of Entrepreneurship at Maryland Dept of Commerce.
They will kick off DC Startup Week with a lively and important discussion on the state of entrepreneurship in the DMV as we recover from the pandemic, exciting trends they see for growth opportunities in the area, and resources that you all can leverage as you launch and grow your businesses.
These three individuals are key players in helping create a stronger entrepreneurial ecosystem in our region. You don't want to miss out on this great panel. Add it to your schedule today!
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