Black founders can get tactical advice at Disrupt

[bBlack founders can get tactical advice at Disrupt[/b In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death and widespread protests for racial justice, a number of venture capitalists public statements about wanting to improve diversity in the tech industry – and more specifically to fund more diverse founders.
Their comments are certainly worth applauding, but actual change is a lot harder. And if it comes at all, it will take time. In the meantime, how can Black founders navigate a tech and venture capital industry where they have been underrepresented, overlooked and worse?
To answer that question, we’ll bring three Black founders together at 2020 from September 14-18 who can speak directly about their experience raising funding and launching startups.
One of our speakers, Seibel, is now funding startups himself as partner and CEO of startup accelerator http://www.ycombinator.comY Combinator. Before that, however, he was co-founder and CEO at (which became game streaming giant Twitch) and then at its spin-off, Socialcam (which was acquired by Autodesk). So he can talk about both sides, as both a founder and investor.
Joining Seibel will be two YC startup founders – Fagiri of furniture marketplace https://www.aptdeco.comAptDeco and Songe LaRon of barbershop software maker https://getsquire.comSquire. We’ll talk to all three of them on the Extra Crunch stage, getting as specific and tactical as possible about what Black founders can expect and what steps they can take to succeed.
Learn more at 2020, which runs from September 14-18. Buy the Digital Pro Pass, or if you’re an early-stage founder a Startup Alley Exhibitor Package, today and get access to all the interviews on our Main Stage, workshops over on the Extra Crunch Stage, where you can get actionable tips, as well as, our free, AI-powered networking platform. As soon as you for Disrupt, you will have access to and can start connecting with people. Use the tool to schedule one-on-one video calls with potential customers and investors or to recruit and interview prospective employees.


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