Let's Build Forward Better

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Invitiations to connect on LinkedIn, books, cohorts, and job postings at the bottom of the page

Here is what our featured guests and Sparks recommend. Follow up on their work and get engaged with where the change is starting.

Tim Roman, Ecotone Analytics
Dr. Paul Campbell, Brown Venture Group
Nikki Pieratos, NDN Collective
David McGee, Build Wealth Minnesota
  • Consider engaging in the 9000 Equities Initiative to close disparities in homeownership for people of color at [email protected]
Kayla Yang-Best
  • "Two quick calls to action for all. Be a "creative translator" and be an "and-consumer" - spend on big CPG stores and brands, and also spend local and small."
  • Our food box - The Equity Box has snack products from mostly BIPOC food producers - great for meetings, retreats and gifts. https://seasonedspecialtyfoods.com/equity-box
Kate Mortenson, iPondr
Elaine Rassmussen, Social Impact Strategies Group
Impact Hub MPLS

Attendee postings and resources

Here are resources shared by event attendees.

Tomme B. with Pimento Jamacian Kitchen

Join us at the Pimento Summit this Saturday. Dr. Paul Campbell is leading a roundtable on getting capital to black folx as a means of Economic Liberation. [email protected]

Gretchen Postula with North Sky Capital

Would love to stay connected with anyone https://northskycapital.com/impact-report/

Joel Hodroff

Quick overview: outdated economics holds back EVERYTHING! We have designed an app for next generation funding for economic development, inclusive leadership, DEI+sustainability. Link+chat?  linkedin.com/in/joelhodroff 10mn intro video https://bit.ly/2SfsOGU DEI podcast https://bit.ly/390vr5h Economic white paper https://rb.gy/olyseu

Precious Drew, gener8tor

Hear from the inaugural Northwestern Mutual Black Founder Accelerator cohort on June 17! https://hopin.com/events/northwestern-mutual-black-founder-accelerator-premiere-night-2021

Jeff Ochs, Venn Foundation

MN PRI Research: www.pripulse.org

Urban Innovation Fund (UIF)


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