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VC in Residence Fireside Chat with Rodney Williams Presented by Blacktech Week

April 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Come join us for our final Fireside Chat with Marlon Nichols co-founder of Cross Culture Ventures and Rodney Williams, Founder of LSNR at WeWork South Of Fifth from 6:30pm-8:30pm on April 21st. Join us as Marlon and Rodney share insights on their careers, varying expertise and journeys as founders with you. 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,

Join us as Marlon and Rodney share insights on their careers, varying expertise and journeys as founders with you. 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 with Rodney Williams available via phone upon request on 4/22

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 Rodney Wiliams: Rodney Williams, Founder/CEO of LISNR, leads one of the most disruptive companies in the IoT space and the world of mobile connectivity with a new communication protocol that is the most efficient way to connect any device with a speaker or microphone. Fresh off of their $10M Series B raise lead by Intel Capital, LISNR took the stage in 2015 racking some the world’s most coveted awards such as a Gold Lion @ Cannes for Most Innovative Mobile Technology and being selected at #12 on 2015’s CNBC Disruptor 50 to just name a few. Williams is an innovative and out-of-the-box strategic thinker who is obsessed with the ways technology will touch and improve our everyday lives. Prior to LISNR, Williams spent over 4 years at Procter & Gamble as a brand manager and is most noted for being the first marketer there to co-write digital patents. Williams holds 4 degrees but most notably two masters, one of which is an M.B.A. from Howard University.

About Rodney Wiliams: Rodney Williams, Founder/CEO of LISNR, leads one of the most disruptive companies in the IoT space and the world of mobile connectivity with a new communication protocol that is the most efficient way to connect any device with a speaker or microphone. Fresh off of their $10M Series B raise lead by Intel Capital, LISNR took the stage in 2015 racking some the world’s most coveted awards such as a Gold Lion @ Cannes for Most Innovative Mobile Technology and being selected at #12 on 2015’s CNBC Disruptor 50 to just name a few. Williams is an innovative and out-of-the-box strategic thinker who is obsessed with the ways technology will touch and improve our everyday lives. Prior to LISNR, Williams spent over 4 years at Procter & Gamble as a brand manager and is most noted for being the first marketer there to co-write digital patents. Williams holds 4 degrees but most notably two masters, one of which is an M.B.A. from Howard University.

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Miami Beach, FL, FL 33139 United States
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