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Techquity: Building an Inclusive Tech Economy


Techquity events are a unique platform for tech innovators and leaders to engage in dialogue and knowledge-building for the advancement of racial and gender equity in Minnesota’s tech sector. These events provide visibility for entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, and united action toward growing the tech sector and the economy in an inclusive and sustainable way for future generations to come.

6:00 - 6:25 Networking
6:25 - 6:30 Welcome Council Member Tolbert
6:30 - 7:30 Breaking the Mold: Conversation with Mayor Carter and Minnesota’s Techstars of Color: Clarence Bethea (Founder/CEO of Upsie), Tyree Banks (Founder/CEO of Player’s Health), and James (Founder/CEO of Spark DJ) / facilitated by Sharon Kennedy Vickers
7:30 - 8:30 Investing in and Creating an Inclusive Tech Economy: Angel Investing (David Russick), Accelerators (Brett Brohl), Investing (Jim D’Aquila), Venture Capital (Anton Vincent) and Making Space and Place ( Scott Burns) facilitated by Clarence Bethea


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