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Black Tech Founders Push Industry Forward Despite Obstacles

Los Angeles – February 22, 2024

Benjamen Janey founded his company, Spooler, in 2016. The startup’s marquis product, the Tymelss platform, allows designers to promote their cause-related designs.

Janey has already raised $275,000 for Spooler, though he has a goal of raising $1 million in his current fundraising round. Despite having some success in his fundraising efforts and minting an ongoing relationship with the Texas-based VC Capital Factory, Janey said he has experienced hurdles that a white founder would not.

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How Your Start-up Can Leverage the Looming Recession with Phil Sanders, Investment Principal at New Media Ventures​

How Your Start-up Can Leverage the Looming Recession with Phil Sanders, Investment Principal at New Media Ventures

A recession is coming — or we’re already in it. How should your start-up respond? Join investor Phil Sanders, Investment Principal at New Media Ventures, as he shares how start-ups can utilize creative fundraising techniques, non-dilutive capital opportunities, and team-building strategies in tough economic times.

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Overcoming Impostor Syndrome and Maintaining Your Mental Health as a Founder

Overcoming Impostor Syndrome and Maintaining Your Mental Health as a Founder

Are you the type of founder who is always pushing yourself to work harder, faster and longer? Are you the founder that lives by their email inbox and cell phone? Are you constantly thinking about what could go wrong and how to prevent it? You’re not alone. Many founders take on this lifestyle – we only have so many hours in a day, and life demands a lot from us. When we don’t let ourselves recharge, it can negatively impact our health (chronic stress is linked to heart disease) and even our business performance. In this session, Remy Meraz and Julian Lewis, Co-Founders of Zella Life, share tools and strategies for dealing with and overcoming anxiety, stress, and chronic self-doubt.

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Put the Action in Traction with Sky Kelley, Head Entrepreneur in Residence at Nike Valiant Labs

Put the Action in Traction with Sky Kelley, Head Entrepreneur in Residence at Nike Valiant Labs

With a dynamic blend of techie and professional business acumen, Sky Kelley, Head Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Nike Valiant Labs, is here to share what it takes to put the action into your company’s traction plan. Listen up for tips on how to analyze your customers, build upon key core metrics and elevate your business.

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Blockchain & NFT Startup Ecosystem: Building Traction & Momentum

Blockchain & NFT Startup Ecosystem: Building Traction & Momentum

Blockchain and NFT's are rapidly changing the start-up game with new categories of business and services! Join us for a discussion and Q&A with Kyle Hill (Head of Crypto at Troika), D'ontra Hughes (Founder & CEO of Spare), and Barbra Bickham (Founder & CTO of Trailyn Ventures) on building your crypto business, defining and shaping your business model, unpacking the scale of crypto, breaking down crypto markets, and setting yourself up for success in the crypto landscape.

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Office Hours

Office Hours

Tue, January 11, 2022
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
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Launching in 2022, Office Hours are virtual one-on-one meetings in which founders connect with industry experts. Sign up for Office Hours to build your venture, fine tune your brand, expand your professional network and learn the ins and outs of startup funding. The Office Hours schedule will be announced soon.
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Breaking into Development: LA’s Creative Economy

Breaking into Development: LA’s Creative Economy

Bringing awareness to the technological revolution that is happening in Los Angeles; while educating prospective candidates about the types of skills needed to be competitive in the job market so that communities are informed about the way to market themselves to prospective employers.
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Bringing Awareness to the Technological Revolution with Justin Washington, Engineer at Apple

Bringing Awareness to the Technological Revolution with Justin Washington, Engineer at Apple

Justin Washington (Engineer at Apple) brings awareness to the technological revolution happening in Los Angeles while educating prospective candidates about the types of skills needed to be competitive in the job market so that communities are informed about the way to market themselves to prospective employers.

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Building Relationships with Investors with Shawn Gunn, CEO of PLLAY Labs

Building Relationships with Investors with Shawn Gunn, CEO of PLLAY Labs

Shawn Gunn (CEO of PLLAY Labs) brings awareness to the technological revolution happening in Los Angeles; while educating prospective candidates about the types of skills needed to be competitive in the job market so that communities are informed about the way to market themselves to prospective employers.

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