Inclusive Innovation Summit

 

The 2021 Inclusive Innovation Summit is a new virtual event taking place from Noon to 3:00 pm  on April 21, 2021. This event will highlight individuals in underrepresented communities who have forged innovative careers, teach attendees how to create safe spaces in entrepreneurial culture, highlight companies who foster the intersection between inclusion and innovation , and inspire future entrepreneurs and innovators.


PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

BlackStone LaunchPad
DEC
Gender Center
Qutd

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Dresden Goldberg


Director - Programs & Operations

Campus Director - Blackstone LaunchPad

Sarah Jane Murdock


Project Coordinator - Venture Mentoring Service of North Texas

REGISTRATION


The 2021 Inclusive Innovation Summit is a premiere virtual event taking place from Noon to 3:00 PM on April 21, 2021 and presented in partnership by the UT Dallas Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Dallas Entrepreneurship Center, QuTD, The Galerstein Gender Center, and Blackstone Launchpad & TechStars

AGENDA


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

12:00 pm – 12:10 pm

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Dr. David Troutman, Associate Vice Chancellor, UT System

12:10 pm – 12:45 pm

Keynote: D&I in Branding

Madeline Di Nonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

12:45 pm – 1:15 pm

Keynote Fireside Chat: D&I in Tech Innovation and Product Development

Shrikant Ganesan & Ajit Thomas, Accenture

1:15 pm – 2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

  • Founder’s Stories and Community Impact
  • Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces
  • D&I in Venture Capital

Founder’s Stories and Community Impact

Moderated by Leah Frazier(she/her), President, Think Three Media

  • Anjie Vichayanonda (she/her), Founder, Leg Up Legal
  • Michelle Gruben (she/her), Founder, Grove & Grotto
  • Clio Yun-Su Davis (they/them), Game Designer & Cultural Consultant
  • Matt Houston (he/him), Founder & CEO, MLH Enterprises

Creating Safe and Inclusive Spaces

  • Matt Winser-Johns (he/him), LGBT+ Programs, UT Dallas
  • Shrikant Ganesan, Managing Director, Accenture
  • Tomias Davis, Sr Project Manager, Emerging Technologies,American Airlines
  • Michael Thomas, Executive Director, My Possibilities
  • Andrella Thomas, Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging Consultant, Capital One
  • Jessica Gonzalez, VP Operational Strategy, Santander

D&I in Venture Capital

Moderated by Andrea Perdomo (she/her/ella), Network Catalyst, Techstars

  • Maryam Haque, Executive Director, Venture Forward
  • Benjamin Vann, Founder & CEO, Impact Ventures
  • Craig J. Lewis, Founder & CEO, Gig Wage

2:05 pm – 2:45 pm

Closing Keynote

Punkie Johnson, Saturday Night Live

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Closing Remarks

Arthur Gregg, Assistant Vice President for Multicultural Affairs, UT Dallas


Courtney Brecheen (she/her)

Courtney Brecheen (she/her)

Clio Yun-Su Davis (they/them)

Clio Yun-Su Davis (they/them)

Tomias Davis

Tomias Davis

Madeline Di Nonno

Madeline Di Nonno

Leah Frazier(she/her)

Leah Frazier (she/her)

Shrikant Ganesan

Shrikant Ganesan

Danyelle Gates (she/they)

Danyelle Gates (she/they)

Jessica Gonzalez

Jessica Gonzalez

Arthur Gregg

Arthur Gregg

Michelle Gruben (she/her)

Michelle Gruben (she/her)

Maryam Haque

Maryam Haque

Matt Houston (he/him)

Matt Houston (he/him)

Punkie Johnson

Punkie Johnson

Craig J. Lewis

Craig J. Lewis

Sarah Jane Murdock

Sarah Jane Murdock

Andrea Perdomo

Andrea Perdomo (she/her/ella)

Andrella Thomas

Andrella Thomas

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas

Ajit Thomas

Ajit Thomas

Dr. David Troutman

Dr. David Troutman

Benjamin Vann

Benjamin Vann

Anjie Vichayanonda (she/her)

Anjie Vichayanonda

Matt Winser-Johns (he/him)

Matt Winser-Johns (he/him)


Thank you to the planning committee for bringing the Inclusive Innovation Summit to UT Dallas this spring


Courtney Brecheen (she/her)

Courtney Brecheen (she/her)

Danyelle Gates

Danyelle Gates (she/they)

Dresden Goldberg

Dresden Goldberg (she/her)

Alex Hoenich

Alex Hoenich

Matt Winser-Johns

Matt Winser-Johns (he/him)

Sarah Jane Murdock

Sarah Jane Murdock (she/her)