Global Diversity and Investment Summit

Feb 25 10:00 am — 12:00 pm

Event Details

Venture investors and entrepreneurship experts celebrate Black History Month by lending their views and insights for Black business founders to successfully charter the entrepreneurial pathway from ideation to succession.

The Inclusivity Project is a 22nd Century initiative leveraging the SBDC Infrastructure to build a supportive ecosystem for California Black-owned businesses. The right business ecosystems can mitigate or negate the effects of structural obstacles to business building for Black business owners.

Community-based businesses—are crucial ways to develop community wealth, for both business owners and the people they employ. Healthy Black-owned businesses could be a critical component for closing the Black-White wealth gap. The COVID-19 crisis, however, has further stressed Black-owned businesses and may cause the racial wealth gap to widen.

Black business owners have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic-linked economic downturn, partly because they were more likely to already be in an uncertain position, including more likely to be located in communities with business environments that are more likely to produce poor business outcomes.

The Inclusivity Project invites startups, small business enterprises, angel investors, venture capitalists, government stakeholders, and industry representatives to join us for our Black History Month Global  Diversity and Investment Summit.

This is a free virtual event made possible through the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration and California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.

We are honored to announce our Keynote Speaker, Tara Lynn Gray, Director, Office of the Small Business Advocate with California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz) and Author of Soon-to-be-released book “Undervalued No More” committed to small business growth.

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