SXSW EDU 2021
Diversifying Pathways to Entrepreneurship
The overwhelming majority of venture capital flows to firms backed by white male founders; less than 1% of startup founders are black and only 2% of venture capital flows to women. Learn how a group of innovators are attacking this problem from multiple key chokepoints on the pathway to entrepreneurship, including building programs to equip a diverse set of future founders with skills, experiences, and connections, as well as building out diversity within the ranks of venture capitalists.
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- Understand the historical legacies and the cultural biases cause hip, progressive Silicon Valley's ironically anachronistic outcomes.
- Understand the key chokepoints on the pathway to entrepreneurship, and how each serves as a barrier for diverse entrepreneurs.
- Understand the innovation necessary to bring about a more diverse future, where we all see ourselves in Silicon Valley.
Alana Dunagan, Director Higher Education and Workforce Policy, WGU