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Panel & Deep Dive Roundtable Discussion: Creating an Inclusive Fundraising Experience

- EDT 6

Hilla Ovil-Brenner
Techstars Tel Aviv Accelerator, Managing Director

Hilla Ovil-Brenner is managing director of the Techstars Tel Aviv Accelerator. A serial entrepreneur in the high-tech industry for the past 20 years, she is a true believer in innovation and team spirit. Hilla specializes in turning dreams into reality through passion, experience, and skill. She was named one of the top 100 influential people in the hi-tech ecosystem by geektime. Hill is the Founder of Yaazamiyot, the biggest female founders group in Israel, with over 4000 founders and global projects. In addition, she is an investor, a mentor, and she sits on many advisory boards.

Barry Givens
Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator Powered by Techstars, Managing Director

Barry Givens is the Managing Director of Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator Powered by Techstars . He is a techie, an entrepreneur, and a lover of everything helping to add COLOR to the Tech Industry. He founded a cutting edge hardware technology company named Monsieur out of Atlanta, GA. At Monsieur, he and his team developed a patented mixing technology that evolved the way the hospitality industry markets, sells, and dispenses mixed adult beverages (cocktails). The technology is currently being utilized in popular venues ranging from sports venues (e.g. Churchill Downs), to large cinema chains (e.g. Regal Cinemas). Currently Barry spends his time advising and helping young entrepreneurs (mostly minorities) and is working to bring racial parity to the economics, education, and workforce of the tech industry.

How can investment decision makers better serve and finance underestimated founders? This panel and corresponding roundtable discussion will focus on practical steps corporate investors and M&A leads can take today to increase inclusivity.  

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