With less than 3% of venture capital funding going to Black and Latinx founders over the past five years, increasing capital accessibility for minority entrepreneurs is critical to the success and innovativeness of global business. Join moderator Rashmi Menon, entrepreneur-in-residence at the Zell Lurie Institute and Michigan Ross entrepreneurship lecturer, for a panel discussion with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists about how they are working to expand equity in this space. Learn about the barriers to entrepreneurship for minorities, and about how operators and financiers can ensure that sufficient funding is accessible to businesses in these communities.
Vasco Bridges, Chief of Staff, Distribution at Northwestern Mutual
LaTresha (LC) Howland, Co-Founder of Breadless
Marc Howland, Co-Founder and CEO of Breadless
Harlyn Pacheco, BD and Strategy at Microsoft Viva
Marlo Rencher, Director, Technology-Based Programs at TechTown Detroit