Just Economy Conference – May 7, 2021
Black, Latinx and Indigenous founders receive less than 10% of venture capital funding combined. One bright spot: entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) like incubators and accelerators are playing an ever-growing role in supporting, funding and sustaining innovators of color. But these ESOs are chronically under-appreciated, under-supported, underestimated and underfunded. rESOurce, co-led by Village Capital and The Black Innovation Alliance, is a nationwide project to support ESOs led by and focused on founders of color. This panel will share what we’re seeing on the ground from the ecosystem leaders who are working to build a new and more inclusive economy that empowers founders of color.