Building a Pipeline for Racial Equity

Entrepreneurs of color are largely underrepresented and underfunded today. As part of the Racial Equity content track at SOCAP17, the session Building a Pipeline for Racial Equity focused on ways we can cultivate and accelerate inclusive entrepreneurship to change that paradigm. Tony Tolentino, Vice President of Blackstone Charitable Foundation, moderated a discussion among panelists Cliff Barber, CEO of Chicago Mezzanine Fund, Humaira Faiz, Director of Impact Investing at Arabella Advisors, and Emile Cambry, Founder of Blue1647, a Chicago based entrepreneurship and technology innovation center.

In the following link you will find a few major takeaways from their conversation at SOCAP17, a list of resources and programs that will help you learn more about the hurdles that entrepreneurs of color face today, and ways you can get involved with the movement to build the pipeline for racial equity.