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Monday, October 3 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Leaning In: Why People of Color and Women Must Pull Up A Seat | 4:00 - 5:30 PM

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The challenges of diversity in the tech startup ecosystem are not one sided. We all know mainstream investors need to diversify their portfolios, but what can the other side of the table, namely ethnically diverse and women leaders, do to help close the gap? Join us for a very candid, productive, collaborative and informative roundtable focused on how we effectively enhance the tech startup ecosystem today for a more robust and inclusive community tomorrow.

Austin Startup Week is supported in part by Capital FactoryTechstarsGalvanize, and Janik Vinnakota LLP. If you see someone from their teams, give them a hug and hi-five!   

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Monday October 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm CDT
Galvanize 118 Nueces St, 2nd floor, Austin, TX 78701