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Carlsen Center hosts: Closing the Tech Funding Gap- A Conversation with Mariah Lichtenstern
September 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Type: Presentation,Professional Development,Student Activity,Training
Join us on September 1st to discuss the tech funding gap and learn how investing in under-represented tech startup founders can unlock millions of jobs and economic growth. The Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship is proud to partner with DiverseCity Ventures and Tech Funding Equity initiative to discuss the #TechFundingGap. Our featured speaker will be Mariah Lichtenstern, Founding Partner and Managing Director of DiverseCity Ventures and Fellow at the Aspen Tech Policy Hub.
Current technology startup capitalization policies put under-represented tech startup founders at a disadvantage and contribute to discriminatory financing practices that cost the U.S. an estimated 9 million jobs and $300 billion in collective national income. At the same time, regulations limit most Americans from qualifying as “accredited investors” and supporting these founders. This project recommends that the Securities and Exchange Commission dismantle discriminatory investor criteria. It also recommends that existing institutional investors pledge to create opportunities for diverse and emerging managers to help establish their track records. These solutions can advance equitable tech startup funding. To register, use Eventbrite link, below –