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Monday, May 23 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Expanding Opportunity through Inclusive Entrepreneurship

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Many high growth incubators and accelerators have struggled to recruit women and diverse entrepreneurs to their programs. New research from the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and the experience from successful programs in Detroit provide insights into intentional strategies to recruit women and minority entrepreneurs.

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Janis Bowdler

Janis Bowdler is a Managing Director within Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase & Co, a global leader in corporate philanthropy with more than $200 million invested in communities annually. Janis joined JPMorgan Chase's Global Philanthropy team in 2013 to lead the firm's philanthropic strategy in three strategic areas: Financial Capability, Small Business, and Community Development. Under her leadership the firm invests more than $80 million... Read More →

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Vanessa Holsey

Vanessa Holsey joined Detroit Development Fund, in October 2007, where she possess various job positions; currently, utilizing funds that were awarded from JP Morgan Chase Foundation allowed DDF an opportunity to allocate small business loans for the revitalization within the City of Detroit. Currently Vanessa oversees the intake process for the Entrepreneur of Color fund, in which she takes great joy in assisting potential clients with their... Read More →
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Ned Staebler

CEO, TechTown
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Kim Zeuli

Kim Zeuli, Ph.D., is the Senior Vice President and Director of the Research and Advisory Practice at ICIC, where she defines and implements ICIC’s research agenda and directs the advisory services practice that works with clients across the U.S. Kim received her Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota and has over 15 years of experience researching and advising on economic development issues. She has published dozens of... Read More →