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Startup & Venture Capital Club Series — Action Plan: Building a Customer-Centric Mindset

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

When you put your customers at the center of your business, you are making an enormous contribution towards your startup’s long-term success and profitability. Simply put, “customer-centric” is a strategy that puts your customer first in order to provide a positive experience and build long-term relationships. According to a Deloitte study, companies with a customer-centric approach are 60% more profitable than those that are not focused on the customer. Another study by Bain & Company reports that increasing customer retention…

Women Who Invest Forum | The Fix: Women Transforming Venture Capital

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Join us at our kickoff event for our Women Who Invest Forum event! It’s no secret that women and persons of color are underrepresented in the venture capital ecosystem. Less than 3% of VC funding go to women-led startups, only 1% of VC-backed founders are Black, and less than 2% are Latinx. And it doesn’t stop there- the diversity issue for VC’s is no better. Join us at our kickoff event in our Women Who Invest Forum where our panel…

Office Hours with Avanta Ventures: Focus on Fintech & Insurtech Startups

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

When: Friday, May 21, 2021 - please be sure to select a time slot to meet the investor in the application. Where: Via Zoom Pitch nights and networking mixers are fun, for sure—but sometimes what entrepreneurs really need is an informal AMA with a VC. That’s why we're proud to partner with Avanta Ventures on a series of virtual Office Hours sessions in each of Avanta’s investment verticals.   HOW IT WORKS We will select six early-stage startups and each startup founder…

Startup & Venture Capital Club Series — Security Alert: Data Privacy & Protecting Your Startup

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

In an age of infinite innovation and digital transformation, protecting your data is critical- and regulations for protecting the privacy of data continues to evolve. Failing to protect privacy or provide sufficient data security can result in dire consequences to your company, including theft or loss of intellectual property, identity theft, regulatory penalties and compliance agreements, and more. Please join us as our speakers discuss the ever-evolving developments in privacy and data security, identifying the biggest risks startups face both…

The Inclusive Leadership Forum Presents: How Women of Color are Reimagining the Future of Work

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

This past year has seen an unprecedented number of women of color leaving the technology workplace, and many more are considering leaving their jobs or downshifting their careers by the end of 2021. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Black, Latinx, and Asian women accounted for all of women’s job losses last December, with over 150,000 Black women dropping out of the labor force entirely. Many of these women felt the increasing burden of unpaid care- including cooking,…

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