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Scaling a Social Impact Business as a Latinx Entrepreneur

Friday, November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm • Organized By Innovare Social Innovation Partners
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Current CEO of Innovare Social Innovation Partners, AJ DeLeon is defying odds by growing his edtech business during an unprecedented year. Currently, only 2.4% of Black and Latinx founders receive venture capital funding in the United States. This dismal reality has made it difficult for entrepreneurs of color to grow their businesses. During a year that tested all entrepreneurs, AJ DeLeon was able to raise $3M dollars and also grow his company’s revenue from $800K to $1.2M. Join us to learn more about how AJ DeLeon is scaling his social impact business as a Latinx entrepreneur, and learn tips to scale yours.
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