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Launchpad Expo Venture Conference: Black in Tech

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A cohort of 4-5 highly-vetted startups with founders from the black community will be presenting to an expert investor panel and an audience of accredited investors. This conference is for early stage (pre-seed, seed and Series A) private and institutional investors.

Moderated by Evan Poncelet, CEO and Managing Partner of the Dreamward Group


Aina Abiodun - President & Executive Director, VertueLab | Board Director | Climate Tech Entrepreneur

Madin Akpo-Esambe - Investment Partner at TVF | Co-founder of Trava

Sarah Studer - Community Builder + Connector


Presenting Companies:

- Founder: Emmanual Acheampong

Dopl Technologies
- Founder: Dr. Ryan James

ABC Travel Greenbook
-Founder: Martinique Lewis 

-Founder: Gwyneth Borden

-Founder: Jason Booker

Sponsored By:

​Venture Mechanics, Dreamward Ventures, Washington Black Angel Association, Trinet, Yolk Labs, WTIA, imovr, and Light Legal, Washington State Black Angel Network

If you are interested in pitching or sponsoring this event or future events, please contact out team at to get started.

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