Silicon Flatirons Startup Variety Show Highlights Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

On April 9, the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship hosted an innovative and impactful Startup Variety Show. This event shone a spotlight on entrepreneurs who are often underrepresented in the emerging startup community, offering them a platform to share their experiences and insights.

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Emcees Lead Candid Discussion on Inclusivity

The event was co-hosted by guest emcees Henry L. Wright from CoreLogic and Brad Bernthal, Executive Director of the Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado. They led an open and candid discussion about the challenges and barriers faced by underrepresented entrepreneurs in today’s business landscape.

Panelists Optimistic About the Future

The esteemed panel of experts expressed optimism, highlighting the potential of mentorship networks, targeted funding initiatives, and open dialogue as key avenues for progress. Their insights and perspectives provided valuable guidance on how to foster a more inclusive and supportive environment for entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds.

Commitment to Equity and Inclusivity

Echoing the sentiments shared by Henry L. Wright, the Boulder Chamber is committed to “opening doors for those who never had a key to begin with.” Achieving this vision of more equitable entrepreneurship opportunities will require ongoing transparency, collaboration, and strategic action from all stakeholders involved.

Acknowledgments

A special thank you to Henry Wright, Brad Bernthal, and all of the panelists from the event, including Natalie Levy from the Boulder Economic Council and Seth Levine from Foundry. Their invaluable contributions and insights have ignited further momentum in this vital work towards creating a more inclusive and equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Stay tuned for more updates and initiatives aimed at supporting and elevating underrepresented entrepreneurs in our community!

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