LGBTQ+ Business Founders Panel & Happy Hour Link
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- Location: The Riveter
- Address: 1517 12th Avenue, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98122
- Dates: June 25, 2019
- Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Price: $10
- Website: Event Link
Join us to celebrate LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs as a community! Ventures and The Riveter are hosting a happy hour and panel discussion with LGBTQ+ founders on how they built their businesses. Our goal is to provide an affordable and accessible space for local, diverse LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs to have real conversations about what it is like to own a business. Ask questions, hear their stories, learn how they navigate challenges and bias, and celebrate their triumphs, large and small.
Beto Yarce | Executive Director of Ventures [Moderator]
Edward Holmes | UX Designer and Founder of Edward Holmes Design
Eli Allison | Founder of Repair Revolution
This event is powered by Ventures and The Riveter
Ventures provides access to business training, capital, coaching and hands-on learning opportunities for entrepreneurs with limited resources and unlimited potential. Ventures serves those in our community for whom traditional business development services are out of reach, with a focus on women, people of color, immigrants, and individuals with low income. Our ultimate goal is to support individuals to increase their income potential, achieve long-term financial stability, provide for their families, and enrich their communities through small business ownership.
The Riveter is a co-working space and community platform built by womxn for everyone. As we celebrate Pride month with a powerful programming series that amplifies LGBTQ+ voices with an intersectional lens, we center and remember the history of the Gay rights movement, Pride movement, and recognize the legacy of the community. We understand that LGBTQ+ rights and Women’s rights are deeply intertwined. We believe in empowerment for all, not in empowerment for some. We stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ community and commit to continuing to use our platform to advance equity alongside the LGBTQ+ community.
Our event is open to everyone whether you identify within the LGBTQ+ community or not. We encourage you to invite your friends, family, and aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow their businesses.