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VC in Residence Fireside Chat with Diishan Imira Presented by Blacktech Week
April 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Come join us for this week’s Fireside Chat with Marlon Nichols co-founder of Cross Culture Ventures and Diishan Imira, founder of Mayvenn, at Bar Works – 31 NW 23rd St, Miami Fl 33127 from 7:00pm-9:00pm on April 18th. Join us as Marlon and Diishan share insights on their careers, varying expertise and how Diishan .
This event is part of our weekly fireside chat series of Code Fever & BlackTech Week’s first-of-its-kind VC in Residence program, where America’s top VC’s spend a month in Miami advising and guiding Black, Latinx and Caribbean entrepreneurs begins April 3, 2017. Sponsored by The Knight Foundation
The program’s first VC in Residence is Marlon Nichols, Co-founder and Managing Partner at Cross Culture Ventures, former investment director at Intel Capital, and one of our nation’s trailblazers in culture and inclusion in tech investing.
Entrepreneur-in-residence programs are commonly hosted at universities, tech accelerators, corporations and VC firms and serve to support entrepreneurs, solve problems, and help innovate. Code Fever believes that borrowing from this model, and inviting VC’s to spend a month in residence in communities where there’s little access to funding, can completely reshape the way Black communities are valued in the innovation sector.
-Office Hours available upon request 4/10-4/18
About Cross Culture Ventures (www.crossculturevc.com)
Cross Culture Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm headquartered in Los Angeles, CA with a presence in Palo Alto, CA. Cross Culture Ventures seeks to invests in entrepreneurs creating next generation technology and consumer products. Through a strategic partnership with Atom Factory, Cross Culture Ventures works to discover, invest in and develop companies that fuel shifts in cultural trends and consumer behavior within an increasingly diverse global marketplace.
About Diishan Imira:
Imira is the CEO and co-founder of Mayvenn, an Oakland, California-based, hair extension company that partners with stylists who serve as the salesforce for the hair extensions their clients buy. For every bundle of hair sold through a stylists’ Website, they receive a 20%-25% commission.