Ochsner Innovation Stage
When trailblazing, inspiration, strategy, and community guide you to overcome roadblocks and setbacks. Building a successful company and raising capital is a tough process - particularly for ventures with female or minority founders. According to data from the VC database pitchbook, in 2017, all-women teams received just $1.9 billion of the $85 billion total invested by venture capitalists - that's roughly 2.2%. Darlene Gillard Jones is co-founder of ATL/NYC based digitalundivided, one of the nations first incubator and accelerator programs targeting Black and Latinx women founders.
She will join Andrea Chen, Executive Director of Propeller in a dynamic discussion on their roads to becoming eco-system leaders - utilizing their platforms to level the playing field. They will share insights on raising capital, and the power of leveraging personal experiences to generate influence and impact.