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2019 Inclusive Capital Summit

December 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm6:00 pm

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Come to Miami on December 6 for a summit on improving access to early-stage capital for women, Latinx and Black founders.

About this Event

Join UBS and Village Capital and nationally-renowned investor, entrepreneur and technologist Nathalie Molina Niño, Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton and many others for an afternoon of conversation and interactive workshops at Art Basel.

We’ll talk about how to improve access to early-stage capital for women, Latinx and Black founders and other communities of entrepreneurs underserved by traditional VCs, with the purpose of connecting founders with inclusion-oriented investors, and driving forward the national conversation about inclusive capital.

The summit is open to entrepreneurs and investors, and will feature experienced investors from around the country who are committed to improving access to capital for founders, including:

  • Nathalie Molina Niño: Nationally-renowned investor, entrepreneur and technologist , author of Leapfrog: The New Revolution for Women Entrepreneurs and one of People en Español’s “25 Most Powerful Women of 2019,”
  • Arlan Hamilton: Founder and Managing Partner of pioneering inclusive VC firm Backstage Capital
  • Investors such as Village Capital, BlueIO, Impact America Fund, NextWave Impact, and others, who will dive deep on how traditional venture capital often doesn’t work for female founders and founders of color, and ways we can address the need for a better alternative.

See below for a description of the day’s agenda!

12:00 pm: Registration, lunch and networking

1:00 pm: Programming

  • Keynote address from Nathalie Molina Niño: Builder Capital, An Alternative to Traditional Venture Capital. In this session, nationally-renowned investor, entrepreneur and technologist Nathalie Molina Niño will discuss some of the challenges in traditional venture capital fund models that result in leaving many entrepreneurs on the sidelines, and will present an alternative fund structure that can lead to more inclusive and sustainable capital in conversation with Dave Furneaux, founder of leading builder capital firm BlueIO.
  • Fireside Chat with Arlan Hamilton: VC with an Inclusive Capital Lens. Hear from Arlan Hamilton, founder and managing director of Backstage Capital, about her journey to make venture capital more inclusive and catalyzing investment into undervalued entrepreneurs.
  • Transparency in Investing: Understanding your investment readiness. Learn about Abaca, a platform to help entrepreneurs evaluate their path to scale and connect with the right investors for their stage of growth.

3:15 pm: Workshops

  • Beyond Equity: What term sheets are available outside traditional equity? In this session, investors will provide an overview of investment options outside traditional equity, such as revenue based financing, and help the audience understand how to evaluate whether those options are a good fit for their company.
  • Meet the Investor: Group Mentoring. In this session, entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to meet and receive feedback from inclusive capital investors from the Miami ecosystem and beyond.

4:00 pm: Reception/Happy Hour at CIC Miami


The Pathways to Capital initiative is made possible through our Inclusive Capital partner, UBS. UBS supports entrepreneurship initiatives that drive economic growth by encouraging a more inclusive landscape for founders. Through UBS partnerships and programs with Village Capital and others, they provided entrepreneurs with access to training, capital and networks needed to build their companies, create jobs and contribute to their local communities.

CIC’s mission is to support entrepreneurs in fixing the world through innovation. We create inclusive innovation ecosystems as a tool for economic development. We believe that equity and inclusion are intertwined into the ability to innovate, that diverse density spurs collaboration, and a shared purpose drives a thriving community.

Venture Café Miami is a nonprofit organization that seeks to grow Miami’s innovation community by working to make it more diverse, inclusive, accessible, and better connected locally, nationally, and globally.

Black Women Talk Tech (BWTT ) exists to identify, support and encourage black women to build the next billion dollar business.

Black Men Talk Tech is a Miami based tech collective with two main goals. We seek to engage with the entire Miami economic ecosystem, including leading tech companies, angel and venture investors, and community leaders to provide the necessary insights, funding, and partnerships that will benefit Black male tech founders.

The Babson University Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® provides women entrepreneurs with an inspiring community and a rigorous, experiential process that catalyzes innovative thinking and enables them to successfully scale their businesses.

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