Updated: Jul 27
We're excited to announce that ParlayMe has partnered with Harvard Ventures to help spread the word and parlay their upcoming AMPLIFY event series
Harvard Ventures has partnered with Yale Entrepreneurship Society and nine leading universities, entrepreneurial organizations at Stanford, Columbia, UPenn, Cornell, Vanderbilt, Brown, UC Berkeley, and Fordham to create AMPLIFY, an on-going speaker series to support and empower underrepresented communities in entrepreneurship and venture capital.
For their first AMPLIFY series, they are underscoring the experiences, creations, triumphs, hardships, and learnings of Black entrepreneurs.
A weekly summer speaker series to support and empower underrepresented communities in entrepreneurship and venture capital.
Why now you ask?
The murder of George Floyd and countless other Black individuals at the hands of police have prompted them to consider how they can be actively anti-racist.
As students at leading institutions, their platforms have been far too silent. Releasing statements condemning systemic racism, although a good first step, is not enough.
Inviting diverse voices to their platforms and honoring underrepresented groups in startupland constitutes concrete action.
Their goal is to educate, inspire, and help pave new paths for underrepresented voices with each speaker they host.
In the upcoming weeks, each of our partnering universities will host a virtual speaker.
All students are welcome to each AMPLIFY event, and they further encourage professors, alumni, family, and friends to tune in.
To ensure these events are as widely accessible as possible, AMPLIFY events are technically free to attend.
However, they do hope that many of you will choose to purchase a ticket for our event.
All ticket proceeds will be directly donated to Black Lives Matter and affiliate organizations.
Wednesday July 22nd - WEEK 1
The second event is with Alexis Alston, investor, HBCUvc 31 under 31 Honoree and Senior Associate Lightship Capital
Friday July 17th - WEEK 2
The first event is with Asmau Ahmed the Founder of Plum Perfect a venture-backed visual search and advertising technology company, I AM and zak+Me
learn more here
Tuesday July 28th - WEEK 3
A conversation with Travis Montaque & Alex Batdorf.
Travis Montaque is the Founder and CEO of Holler, a messaging technology company that delivers content in messaging environments which was named Most Innovative Companies in 2020 by Fast Company.
Alex Batdorf is the Founder & CEO of Get Sh!t Done, a platform helping female entrepreneurs scale $1M+ companies.
the country to create Amplify, a weekly summer speaker series to support and empower underrepresented communities in entrepreneurship and venture capital.