Techstars Foundercon 2020 Techstars Foundercon 2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

- MDT
Breaking Down Gender Bias in Entrepreneurship
Claudia Reuter
Claudia Reuter
Techstars, General Manager, Americas East
Sara Bates
Sara Bates
MamaMend, Co-founder & CEO - Techstars MetLife 2018
Nami Baral
Nami Baral
Harvest Platform, Founder & CEO - Techstars Barclays 2019
Michele Atkinson
Michele Atkinson
Contract Cloud, CEO & Founder - Techstars Chicago 2020

One set of barriers to increased entrepreneurship is the underrepresentation of women entrepreneurs. With women half as likely to become entrepreneurs compared to their male counterparts, the world economy is missing out on potential innovation and economic growth. Join us to learn about the gender biases that exist in entrepreneurship and the workplace and what can be done to help decrease the obstacles women entrepreneurs are facing.

- MDT
Invitation to Founders: Holding the VC Community Accountable to Funding More Diverse Entrepreneurs
Kristen Sonday
Kristen Sonday
Paladin, Co-Founder and COO - Techstars Chicago 2017
Stella Ashaolu
Stella Ashaolu
WeSolv, Founder and CEO - Techstars Seattle 2018
Ablorde Ashigbi
Ablorde Ashigbi
4Degrees, CEO - Techstars Chicago 2017
Garry Cooper
Garry Cooper
Rheaply, CEO - Techstars Chicago 2018
Neal Sales-Griffin
Neal Sales-Griffin
Techstars, Managing Director - Chicago

A few Black and Latinx Techstars Alumni are building a public coalition of founders to hold the VC community accountable to funding more diverse entrepreneurs in light of the conversation around racial inequity. Join the conversation to learn more about how to take action against racism and be a part of this movement.

- MDT
Icebreaker Networking - Hosted by John Hill
John Hill
John Hill
Techstars, VP of Network

Grab a coffee or drink of choice and join us for some fun catching up with the legend, John Hill, and the Techstars network! We'll be using Icebreaker, where you can meet other founders directly and share conversation topics. 

When you're ready, join us here: https://icebreaker.video/events/XMnyI5KvdxbyQmQJqb76

- MDT
Fundraising as a Black Founder
Gabby Cazeau
Gabby Cazeau
Harlem Capital Partners, Senior Associate
Sydney Sykes
Sydney Sykes
BLCK VC, Co-founder & Investor
Obi Omile
Obi Omile
theCut, Co-founder & CEO - Techstars LA 2018
David Potter
David Potter
Curu, CEO and Co-founder - Techstars Western Union 2019
Daricus Releford
Daricus Releford
StoreCash, CEO and Co-founder - Techstars Western Union 2019
Ethan Austin
Ethan Austin
Techstars, Managing Director - Western Union Accelerator

Stories and discussion from Black Founders and CEOs on what it takes to raise capital as a black founder in a system that is stacked against you.

- MDT
How To Navigate Co-Founder Relationships
Join on Zoom
Anna Barber
Anna Barber
Techstars, Managing Director - Los Angeles
Lauren Tracy
Lauren Tracy
Blue Fever, Co-founder & CEO - Alexa Next Stage 2020
Steve Seigel
Steve Seigel
Digital Health Entrepreneur & Investor
Melanie Stricklan
Melanie Stricklan
Slingshot Aerospace, Co-founder & CSO - Techstars LA 2017
Obi Omile
Obi Omile
theCut, Co-founder & CEO - Techstars LA 2018

Research shows that 65% of companies fail due to team issues. Hear from founding teams that have navigated change and growth, and come out stronger.

This event will be held on Zoom, visit the Stream link above at time of event.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

- MDT
What About Me as a Cofounder in the Long Term!?
Clem Cazalot
Clem Cazalot
Techstars, Managing Director - Boston
Jesse Bardo
Jesse Bardo
EverTrue, Cofounder - Techstars Boston 2011
Brent Shields
Brent Shields
OwnUp, CTO & Co-founder - Techstars Boston 2017
Layla Lynn
Layla Lynn
AceUp, Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder - Techstars Boston 2019
Sonciary Honnoll
Sonciary Honnoll
Promoboxx, Co-founder - Techstars Boston 2011

The “CEO role” is somewhat easy to understand as the company grows: focus on fundraising, hiring good executives, and strategy. However, as a cofounder, we are wearing many different hats. What does this mean in the long term?

- MDT
What Life is Like 5 Years After My Techstars Program
Natty Zola
Natty Zola
Techstars, Matchstick Ventures, Managing Director, Partner
John Guydon
John Guydon
Lassy Project, CEO
John Paasonen
John Paasonen
Maxwell, Co-founder & CEO - Techstars Boulder 2016
Devon Tivona
Devon Tivona
Pana, CEO and Co-founder
Jackie Ros Amable
Jackie Ros Amable
Techstars Alumni Boulder 2015
Todd Saunders
Todd Saunders
Broadlume, CEO - Techstars Boulder 2015

Natty Zola will revisit founders from previous classes to discuss what life looks like for them five years after they started their Techstars journey.