Thu, Sep 23|
Princeton University Empower 2021 Conference
Explore the path to entrepreneurial success and positive societal impact for academic-driven innovations by Black faculty, graduate students, postdocs and other founders in deep tech and social sciences.
Time & Location
Sep 23, 2021, 7:00 AM EDT – Sep 24, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Keynote and Opening Fireside Chat Mike Froman, Mastercard Gaby Greene Sulzberger
Grant Funding / I-Corps / SBIRs Julius Korley, National Institutes of Health
Accelerators Eric Goodie, Houston Area Urban League Ian Johnston, The Engine Burunda Price, Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship Grant Warner, Howard University Monica Wheat, Techstars, Equitech
Venture Capital Panel Discussion Rachel Gohlston, Mintz Levin Sidney McLaurin, Material Impact Fund Jennifer Roberts, Grit Ventures Ed Zimmerman, Lowenstein Sandler
"Moving Forward" Roundtable Discussions & Calls to Action In the spirit of "moving forward," a number of roundtable discussions will allow attendees to engage with each other in an intimate virtual setting to further explore some of the topics discussed previously during the conference and to discuss how we might come together as a community to address access and funding challenges.
We will capture these "calls to action" and plan to continue the conversations in the future to address the key points raised during these roundtable discussions.