TigerTalks in the City:“Pathways to Entrepreneurship”

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Silicon Harlem

2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Corner of 148th St. and 8th Ave.

Harlem, NY 10039

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Princeton Entrepreneurship Council (PEC), Silicon Harlem, and Princeton Alumni Association of NYC invite you to join an extraordinary panel of Princeton black alumni entrepreneurs at the next TigerTalks in the City panel discussion: “Pathways to Entrepreneurship”. Each panelist will share their experiences and insights as startup founders and investors.

The event will take place on Thursday, March 28 beginning at 6:00pm at the offices of Silicon Harlem in Upper Manhattan. Following the panel discussion and audience Q&A, a networking reception will be held.

Princeton alumni, students, and guests are invited to register and attend the event. It kicks off an exciting year celebrating Princeton black alumni, culminating in the Black Alumni Conference to be held on campus October 3-5. As with all TigerTalks in the City events, PEC is pleased to offer train transportation to NYC at no charge to current Princeton students.

The TigerTalks in the City panelists:

  • Amina Yamusah ’13 and Riley Jones (Columbia class of 2017) are co-founders of BLOC, which builds solutions that empower, rather than displace, communities of color from the innovation economy. BLOC’s web platform includes three proprietary tools – smart resume template, resume reviewer and cover letter generator – and allows career coaches and students to use AI to identify and tap into opportunity pathways. Yamusah and Jones were selected to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 List of Social Entrepreneurs.
  • Jared Crooks ’11 is Program Manager at McKinsey & Co. and is co-founder of Sultant, a fintech platform designed to analyze accounting data and financial statements for small businesses which was subsequently launched on QuickBooks, and Be Good LLC, a children’s educational non-profit.
  • Ita Ekpoudom ’03 is a Partner at Gingerbread Capital, a venture firm investing in exceptional women entrepreneurs. The firm helps women-led businesses gain access to the knowledge, networks and capital they need to build and scale successful enterprises. Ita’s portfolio includes Court Buddy, Smitten, and Zola, among many others.
  • Kamil Ali Jackson ’81 is co-founder and chief legal officer of Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical firm specializing in developing and commercializing innovative medicines for skin and hair disorders for people with underserved dermatologic conditions.
  • The panel will be moderated by Bruce Lincoln ’79, co-founder of Silicon Harlem, which is building a Community as a Platform (CaaP) technology ecosystem in Upper Manhattan and advocating for all citizens to participate in the digital economy.

We are also pleased that LaTanya Buck, Princeton’s Dean for Diversity and Inclusion and Tennille Haynes, Director of the Carl A. Fields Center will also be joining us and sharing with attendees an update on campus life today.

Please register early for this event to assure your seat.

6:00pm Check-In

6:30pm Panel discussion and audience Q&A

7:30pm Networking reception

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Silicon Harlem

2785 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

Corner of 148th St. and 8th Ave.

Harlem, NY 10039

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