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Fireside Chat Series: Innovating Beyond Industry Barriers

In-person session

August 1, 2024 | 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Room: Santo Domingo

Join us for a series of engaging fireside chats as part of CIC’s Social Impact Program  in collaboration with Venture Café. These sessions aim to foster positive change and drive innovation across various industries, with a focus on supporting historically underserved founders, including BIPOC, female-identifying, and veteran-led businesses.Hear empowering stories from accomplished entrepreneurs and leaders who have broken down barriers in their fields. Gain insights into their journeys, challenges, and the strategies they used to create opportunities and drive change. Each session includes a dynamic Q&A segment, allowing you to engage directly with our speakers and glean practical advice on overcoming real-world challenges. You’ll also have the chance to connect with other innovators and thought leaders dedicated to equity and inclusion, building meaningful relationships that drive social and economic progress.

Join Us!

Be a part of this transformative series and connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about driving change and creating opportunities for all. Let’s work together to build a more inclusive and innovative future.

About CIC’s Social Impact Program

Funded by the Minority Business Development Agency’s Capital Readiness Program, CIC’s Social Impact Program provides business growth support, curated networking, peer engagement, mentorship and pitch coaching, and much more to underrepresented Massachusetts Founders. This Year’s Social Impact Cohort:

  • Yoku AI: De-risking branding with AI.
  • Ethos Admissions: Disrupting the college admissions consulting market.
  • ThriveIEP: Empowering parents and educators in special education with AI-driven insights.
  • CircNova: Combining AI and drug discovery for unmet medical needs.
  • RequestFOIA: Providing workflow-based public records software applications for government agencies.
  • SplitBrick: Modernizing real estate investment through fractional ownership.
  • Coils to Locs: Providing culturally-sensitive wigs for Black and Brown women experiencing hair loss.