Equity

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

- CDT
Developing Culturally Relevant Content to Improve Student Engagement
Mondo Davison
Mondo Davison
Schoolz, Co-Founder
Dario Otero
Dario Otero
Youth Lens 360 / Undemo/ Schoolz, CEO/Co-Founder
Mychal Batson
Mychal Batson
Schoolz, Co-Founder and Creative Director

Hear from the founders of education startup Schoolz as they merge tech, art, and media to bring culture to Google Classroom, in an effort to drive student engagement and support teachers

Following this session join the speaker(s) in the Community Lounge for a 15 minute Q&A.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

- CDT
A Primer on the Three Pillars: What does Sustainability Mean?
Ted Carling
Ted Carling
Ecotone Analytics, Co-Founder & COO
Ashleyn Przedwiecki
Ashleyn Przedwiecki
Social Enterprise - MSP, Community Manager

People! Place! Profile! Let's kick off the day with a primer on the three essential pillars of Sustainability!

Following this session join the speaker(s) in the Community Lounge for a 15 minute Q&A.

- CDT
Unconscious Bias: Nip It in the Bud
Mala Thao
Mala Thao
Wiser Paths, Consultant
Mark Hiemenz
Mark Hiemenz
Wiser Paths, Principal

As a startup business owner, you don't want to leave anything on the table. Did you know that 99.999996% of what our brains process every moment is unconscious? Learn how to raise awareness of your biases and replace them to act in alignment with your mission and values while you build your business. 

This session provides a definition of unconscious bias, a quick dive into how to understand it, a framework for how to address it, and tools to help you move forward with actions and activities to be more successful. 

This session will help open your eyes and open your mind.

- CDT
How Your Startup Can Be Anti-Racist: A Leader's Framework for Racial Justice
Donte Curtis
Donte Curtis
Catch Your Dream Consulting, CEO, Founder

Join Donte Curtis of Catch Your Dream Consulting for a short overview session that invites business and startup leaders to explore the ways that racism is playing out in business culture. This session will give participants the opportunity to reflect on how the dominant culture shows up in our work and will explore some tools and strategies to start your anti-racist journey as a founder or leader. 

After Donte's session, you'll have the opportunity to join a circle group discussion on how his presentation applies specifically to startups, businesses, and social enterprises; giving space for individuals to openly discuss and connect on ideas, reflections, and next steps.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

- CDT
Food Justice: Playing for Plants w/ Youth Farm
Jonathan Banks
Jonathan Banks
NCXT, CEO / Co-Founder

Lean about the impactful work Marcus Kar is leading in North Minneapolis and then join a discussion with Jonathan Banks in the Community Lounge.

What is Food Justice? What is a Food Desert? What are the calls to act?

- CDT
Diversity in Venture Capital & Entrepreneurship
Josh Schaub
Josh Schaub
Gutwein Law, Attorney
Mike Asem
Mike Asem
M25, Katie Birge, Associate, Head of Platform
Kelli Jones
Kelli Jones
Sixty8 Capital, Partner
Meghan Sharkus
Meghan Sharkus
ExpressionMed, Founder and CEO

It's no secret companies with more diversity are more successful. So why are the venture capital and tech startup sectors lagging behind in funding and hiring? In this panel discussion, we discuss the importance of equal access and the best ways entrepreneurs and VC's can promote diversity.