Female Founders Lunch with Ashika Kalra (Stern '14), First Round Capital

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Female Founders Lunch with Ashika Kalra (Stern '14), First Round Capital

Join the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute to meet local female founders and investors.

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NYU Entrepreneurial Institute (Leslie eLab) 16 Washington Place New York, NY 10003

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Join us at the Leslie eLab for a networking lunch from 12:00 - 2:00 PM ET to meet local investors and local entrepreneurs at NYU who are committed to advancing gender equity in entrepreneurship. Our guest speaker is Ashika Kalra (Stern '14), First Round Capital, CEO and Founder of The Vidya Project, and co-author of Behind Her Vision: Women of New York City. Ashika will be joined by Alexis Kashar, Founder of Rosebyander and AlertBOSS, Deaf Civil Rights Activist and Lawyer. Due to Alexis' work we are now able to see closed captioning during commercials in the United States.

****** This is event is closed to ONLY CURRENT NYU STUDENTS, STAFF, AND FACULTY. Non-NYU and ALUMNI folks will NOT be able to enter the building. Please see our resources for NYU alumni: https://entrepreneur.nyu.edu/alumni/

More about this month's speaker:

Ashika Kalra is Chief of Staff at First Round Capital where she helps evaluate new investment opportunities and supports portfolio companies post-investment. Prior to First Round, she worked at the Zuckerberg Institute to help democratize access to entrepreneurial education for innovators around the world. Ashika also has a deep interest in public policy and launched a non-profit, The Vidya Project, focused on integrating action-oriented learning in classrooms across India and West Africa. She is currently a Global Shaper for the World Economic Forum and a graduate of NYU Stern School of Business and Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs.

Alexis Kashar is a Deaf civil rights and special education attorney who founded RoseBYANDER, a company that produces Love Sign statement jewelry symbolizing equality and unity for the Deaf community. She is also founder of AlertBOSS, a technology startup that develops accessible emergency alerts including for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Prior to starting her two companies, Alexis was a civil rights attorney who championed public access for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or disabled. She also worked in the special education law space. She earned her JD from the University of Texas and is licensed to practice in New York, Washington, DC, and California. Alexis is the President of the Board of Trustees for the New York School for the Deaf and has formerly served as the public policy chair for the National Association of the Deaf.


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