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Blind Spots: What Keeps Strategic Partners and Investors from Supporting Black-Founded Businesses?

Thursday, November 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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When Black founders create a company based on their lived experience, there is often push back that the market isn't big enough. This panel explores the problem and opportunity experienced by two amazing Black CEOs, Travis Holloway of SoloFunds and Jasmine Jones of Cherry Blossom Intimates. While both founders have successful outcomes, their stories will highlight both the problem and the opportunity that can be solved by understanding your blind spots.
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