FACTS: According to #ProjectDiane, only 4% of women-led startups are run by black women (2016). Of those black female founders, just .2% were represented in all venture capital deals from 2012 to 2015.
FACTS: 92% of African Americans own a cell phone, while only 56% own a smartphone. (Pew Research Center 2016)
FACTS: Univision, the premier media company for Latinos in the U.S. acquired the African-American oriented news and culture website The Root in 2015.
The impact of race and culture can not be denied when it comes to today’s media and tech landscape.
Hosted by The City Influencer, Think Like a Mogul will examine the current state of media, technology and diversity and the role that each of these verticals play in Dallas’ entrepreneurial and creative ecosystems.
TLAM will take place on Tuesday, June 20th, 6-9pm at WeWork Thanksgiving Tower, in the heart of downtown Dallas.
The summer networking event will host diverse professionals from around the Metroplex and feature a dynamic panel conversation and a special awards presentation for individuals that have made considerable contributions to the tech and media industries here in Dallas.
If you are a Dallas startup, small business, passionate about diversity, and/or an IT or media professional, this event was designed with you in mind.
JOE BEARD: Partner – Perot Jain L.P., A Dallas fund that invests in promising early-stage startups
DEDE MCGUIRE: Host – “DeDe in the Morning”, K104FM
CRAIG LEWIS: Serial Entrepreneur – Visage Payroll
JEAN-JACQUES TAYLOR: ESPN Columnist & Co-Host – J Dub City, a daily radio show on ESPN Radio 103.3-FM
DALILA THOMAS: Blogger, Starving On A Budget. CW33 Producer & Freelance Writer, Essence Magazine