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Breaking Barriers in Fundraising: Navigating Today’s Fundraising Market for Minority and Immigrant Founders

November 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

​Generic fundraising advice rarely works if you don’t fit a specific founder profile. That is especially true in today’s market.

​​Advice like “running a tight process”, “warming up your network”, “creating FOMO”, etc. is basically a catch-22 (Ex: how do you create FOMO when there is zero interest to begin with?). This kind of advice is irrelevant and not helpful to many founders.

​​Join QEDC and FirstGen for an evening conversation with early stage VCs, who are also first generation, as we discuss what investors need to see to have the conviction to invest and real examples of how founders got an investment from them.

​​Agenda for the event:

  • ​​6 – 6:40pm: Registration and mingling
  • ​​6:40 – 6:50pm: Welcome & intro to panelists
  • ​​6:50 – 7:30pm: Facilitated conversation
  • ​​7:30 – 7:50pm: Open Q&A
  • ​​7:50 – 8:50: Networking and drinks


November 14, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Culture Lab LIC
5-25 46th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States

Classes are sponsored by the Small Business Association.