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Cafe Innovation: Startup Ethics and Values

November 15 | 8:30 am - December 22 | 10:30 pm


Ben Herndon, Head of AI strategy at Vista Private Equity will keynote the December Cafe IW focused on why investors care about companies having an ethics and values strategy.
The keynote will be followed by a discussion moderated by CMU’s CREATE Lab with a panel of founders from the recent AlphaLab Gear cohort that participated in the Ethics and Values pilot program. The panel will focus on how thinking about Ethics and Values from day 1 helped their company be more successful with customers, recruiting & retaining their team, and with fundraising.
The panel will offer practical advice and lessons learned that will be useful for other early-stage tech companies that want to create their own ethics strategy.

Coffee/tea and light breakfast will be provided. Free On-site Flexable Child Care is available. Reserve your spot by emailing our Digital & Community Engagement Manager, Jenn Van Dam, jvandam@innovationworks.org.


• Gabrielle Haywood, Founder & CEO, Virginia Dere
• Brad Factor, Founder & CEO, EKTO VR
• Jennifer Sydeski Hurd, Founder & CEO, Connect Wolf
• Collin Wolf, Founder & CEO, Cassian Solutions

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cafe-innovation-startup-ethics-values-tickets-78551949997?aff=Mailchimp&mc_cid=358d12d9c4&mc_eid=e336f5be73


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