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Thursday, September 14 • 8:00am - 10:00am
Creating Diversity in the Startup Ecosystem: Panel Discussion & Networking

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There is an obvious lack of diversity in the startup ecosystem. If you think of all the major unicorns, very few of them have been founded by female entrepreneurs. The question we must continue to ask is why. Lucey Fund is opening up a panel discussion with local investors and local startup community organizers in DC to shine a light on the issue and discuss possible solutions for the future. Come along and join the discussion!

Event Schedule:
  • 8:00AM — 8:30AM Gathering & Chit chat 
  • 8:30 AM — 9:30AM Panel Discussion
  • Q&A 9:30 AM — 10:00 AM Networking

Speakers
avatar for Monica Kang

Monica Kang

Founder, InnovatorsBox
| Monica Kang, Founder and CEO of InnovatorsBox®, is rethinking creativity and rede ning innovation in the workplace. A passionate educator, Monica o ers creative consulting, workshops, coaching, speaking, and curriculum development services for leaders and organizations. Monica teaches creativity in a tangible, practical, and relatable way for professionals to understand, embrace, and practice it. She has workedwith clients at Fortune 500 companies, higher education, government, and nonpro ts. Her work has been recognized and awarded across numerous platforms, including, The White House, Ashoka Changemakers, SCORE Awards, NMSDC, Fulbright, Project 500 by DC State Govt., Timmy Awards, Women Empowerment Expo, Creator by WeWork, TIG Award, and WBENC Choice Award. A DC resident herself, Monica supports DC tech growth as an organizer and facilitator at Startup Weekend, and as the President of DMV Startup. Prior to... Read More →
avatar for Erin Horne McKinney

Erin Horne McKinney

CoFounder, KissIntel
Passionate about emerging technology and entrepreneurship, Erin Horne McKinney serves as Senior Advisor to Courtney Snowden, Deputy Mayor of Greater Economic Opportunity (DMGEO). | | Previously, Erin served as the Mayor of Washington, D.C.‘s Tech and Innovation Sector Manager... Read More →
avatar for Olga Padulosi

Olga Padulosi

CMO, Lucey Fund
Olga Padulosi manages all marketing activities at the irish early stage investment firm Lucey Fund helping company reach 100 investments and coordinated expansion of the Fund to Germany, Sweden, Holland, USA. Previously, she has been working at the biggest IT open air Geek Picnic... Read More →
avatar for Deloris Wilson

Deloris Wilson

Fellow, BEACON/Inclusive Innovation
Deloris Wilson is the Inclusive Innovation Fellow at the Institute for Technology Law & Policy. As an activator, entrepreneur and social impact strategist, she has served as a business development consultant for a variety of start-up ventures, including co-founding the Islands In... Read More →



Thursday September 14, 2017 8:00am - 10:00am
We Work K St 1875 K Street NW Washington DC 20006