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Creating an Inclusive Economy: Pathways for Impact Entrepreneurs

Monday, October 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Arnhold Hall, Theresa Lang Center, 2nd Floor 55 West 13th Street

This event will explore innovative strategies for creating a more inclusive economy by supporting impact entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds who are transforming complex challenges into opportunities. While the benefits of diversity are well-documented, entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds continue to face persistent barriers limiting their access to social, intellectual, and financial capital.

Speakers will include entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds who are creating positive impact in myriad ways, as well as leaders endeavoring to build a more inclusive entrepreneurship ecosystem. The event is organized in conjunction with the launch of The New School’s Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative and is generously supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.


Natalia Oberti Noguera

Founder & CEO, Pipeline Angels; Creator & Host, Pitch Makeover

Porter Braswell

Co-founder and CEO, Jopwell

Christina Sass

Co-founder & President, Andela

Dennis Derrick

Founder, Corbin Hill Food Project and Professor of Practice, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy


Michele Kahane

Associate Dean of Educational Innovation and Social Engagement, Schools of Public Engagement; Faculty Director, Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative.

Presented by The New School’s Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative.


This event is part of The Nth Degree Series: Creative Minds Creating Change.

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