🎉 Kicking off Compass 2022
Welcome to a special edition of the Founderland Newsletter. In this issue, we are celebrating the kickoff of Compass 2022, our inaugural investor-readiness accelerator. You will meet the founders in the 2022 cohort, their startups, and our programme partners.
In building Compass, we aimed to create the accelerator of our dreams, backed by our assumptions and survey data. We got very specific on the purpose and who Compass was created for.
And today, we are kicking off our five week programme! Compass is built by founders, for founders, and is packed with hands-on workshops and sessions that help navigate women of colour founders through negotiation and pitching with bias in play.
💙 OUR PARTNERS
🙏🏽Thank you to Launch with Goldman Sachs and Distill Ventures, for backing Compass and aligning on our programme purpose: an insider training experience to unlock equal opportunities in pitching and negotiation for growth and fundraising.
🧭 MEET THE 2022 COHORT
We couldn’t be more excited to announce the 15 women of colour founders accepted into Compass 2022.
Azadeh Dindarian, founder of KRATOS
Catalina Sierra Zamudio, founder of SiDeUna
Fabiola Munguia, founder of Secfix
Insaaf Manuel, founder of Clay Intimates
Jaclyn Siu, founder of ZHEN.
Joann Jeong, founder of Jae
Katie (Liting) Kong, founder of Veri Peri
Livia Zimmerman, founder of Era Zero Waste
Lydia Maurer, founder of Tilde
Mihri Minaz, founder of Beams
Salwa Petersen, founder of Salwa Petersen
Swakara Atwell-Bennett, founder of BetterShared
Talitha Ann Abraham, founder of KALAB
Please help us in congratulating these amazing women! We are so excited to follow their journeys.
👉🏽 “Why Compass?” Listen to their stories here.
🎤 COMPASS SPEAKER LINEUP
We are thrilled to announce twelve powerhouse speakers sharing their expertise with us.
Aparna Aiyar, Managing Director & Growth Equity Investor at Goldman Sachs Growth
Liz Tran, Founder & Executive Coach at Reset
Mac Conwell, Founder & Managing Partner at RareBreed Ventures
Sudha Kheterpal, Global Pitch Coach, TEDx Speaker & Coach
Selina Parmar, Growth Investor at Goldman Sachs Growth
Martin Giese, Startup Coach, Advisor, Business Angel, and Board Member
David Cohen, Co-Founder and Chairman at Techstars
Trier Bryant, Co-Founder & CEO at Just Work, SPAC Board Advisor
Neal Sales-Griffin, Managing Director at Techstars Chicago
Andy Davis, Co-Founder and Investor at 10x10
Yvonne Bajela, Early stage investor & Founding Member at Impact X Capital
Ellie Webb, founder of Caleño Drinks and host of ‘The Joyful Drinker’ podcast.
⚡️ WATCH THIS SPACE
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