Lunch, Listen & Learn: VC 101- Attracting Venture Capital To Your Startup, curated by The Network Journal                                         

August 02, 2018 - 11:45 AM - 12:40 PM
The N.U.L. Experience & Expo // Main Stage // Hall C


TechConnect is a 2-day summit that explores the intersection between technology, culture and entertainment.  A premier destination for innovators of color, TechConnect features:

  •  The Podcast Village, an interactive space elevating important voices for change.
  •  The Live, Love, Learn, Lifestyle Lounge, a robust space to engage with fashion + beauty brands.
  •  The Google Pop-Up Lab! An immersive experience that brings Black history to life. 

CLICK HERE to register for TechConnect

TechConnect Demo Day is a confluence of tech + social change for innovators to pitch viable solutions to pressing issues facing communities of color.

Pitch your social innovation startup and win $10,000 in cash and prizes!  Space is limited. 

CLICK HERE  to submit your pitch

Experience the Annual Conference like never before. Be sure to register for TechConnect today!



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Funding is one of the biggest hurdles startup founders face in starting and scaling their businesses.  Our panel of venture capital experts share the best way to attract VCs, how to determine if your company is venture-backable, what VCs look for before investing, and how to best utilize the first round of funding. 

David Hall, Partner Rise of the Rest Seed Fund/Revolution
Shauntel Garvey, General Partner, Reach Capital
Brian Dixon, Partner, Kapor Capital
Calvin Cooper, Roost

Moderator: Sergie Willoughby, Senior Editor, The Network Journal