Diversity CHAMPS Roadmap

February 16, 2020

First  Meeting with Sheri Mac and Adriana

February 16, 2020

March 17 - April 24

Weekly Tuesday meetings to line up VIP Guests and Spekers

March 17 - April 24

April 17, 2020

Diversity CHAMPS launches first podcast with LatinX

This is the first episode of a series titled Diversity CHAMPS: C-suite heroes advancing minority produced startups.  This is part of a collaboration with the Angel Capital Association. This series will highlight capital sources across the spectrum from angel investors to family offices, to VC and private equity.

During the first episode, we talk with Lucy Howell, Sheri Macdonald and Juliana Garaizar about the vision for this collaborative effort.

April 17, 2020

April 24, 2020

Diversity CHAMPS debuts with Hot Topics at #AngelCapitalAssociation’s Virtual Summit

April 24, 2020

May 3, 2020

Diversity CHAMPS hosts second podcast with LatinX

Alicia Robb from Next Wave Impact is an author, researcher, angel Investor, and managing partner of two early stage venture funds. She is also a Ph.D. economist specializing in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, and international development. 

Alicia is highlighting for investors that there is a strong pipeline of investible opportunities by companies led by founders of color that have the potential to be super impactful and a positive return on their investments.

We talk about diversity and inclusion efforts in the VC space and the upcoming Angel Capital Association’s Founders of Color Showcase.

May 3, 2020

May 13, 2020

Karina Cabrera Bell on Building DEI Initiatives

Karina Cabrera Bell is a founding partner of OpenAccess a talent strategy firm that helps companies close the gender equity gap.  We talk about building diverse leadership teams, DEI programs, and how companies can connect with OpenAccess to design DEI initiatives.  This is an episode of the series done in collaboration with the Angel Capital Association where Karina will be featured as a speaker in their virtual summit in May 2020.

https://www.openaccess.io/team

 

May 13, 2020

May 21, 2020

Sergio Marrero Talks About Creating a Pipeline for Latinx Investors

Sergio Marrero is an entrepreneur, facilitator, researcher, coach, and project manager. He is using his experience in strategy and innovation consulting, startups, research, manufacturing, venture capital, and design to help founders seeking investment. This episode is part of a series done in collaboration with the Angel Capital Association. RBL1 launched a free founders training program for those that lost their job due to COVID. You can use the following info to sign up https://rbl1.thinkific.com/courses/launch Code: LatinxAmerica
May 21, 2020

June 11, 2020

Juliana Garaizar on Empowering and Recruiting Women and Minority Investors

Juliana Garaizar is a lead investor in Portfolia’s Rising America Fund and the President of the Business Angel Minority Association. She talks about how she became an investor and why she is focused on increasing funding for diverse founders and for ventures serving underrepresented markets.
June 11, 2020

June 28, 2020

Diversity CHAMPS debuts first Community vChat with Advancing the DREAM

June 28, 2020

July 9, 2020

Jacques-Philippe Piverger Talks About Investing in Underrepresented Founders and Economic Empowerment

Jacques-Philippe Piverger is co-founder and managing partner at Ozone X Ventures. He talks about impact through Ozone X Ventures’ pillars of investment which intentionally focus on backing underrepresented founders, increase greater diverse representation at the C-suite and board levels, and opening investment opportunities for diversification in the investor pool.
July 9, 2020

August

Diversity CHAMPS hosts Facebook Live

August

July 30, 2020

Diversity CHAMPS Strategic Roadmap Reviewed and Approved

July 30, 2020

April 20, 2020

Diversity CHAMPS Launches Private Linked In Group

April 20, 2020