The Princeton Entrepreneurship Council is saddened and anguished by recent events, and we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. We support all aspects of Princeton’s mission, including, as President Eisgruber said on May 31st, that “Commitments to diversity, inclusivity, and human rights are fundamental to the mission of Princeton University.”
The Princeton entrepreneurial ecosystem is large and vibrant, yet PEC’s outreach, engagement and support of Black and other underrepresented entrepreneurs must be better. PEC is recommitting to making inclusivity across all of our initiatives – programming, mentoring, and funding – a top priority. In particular, through collaboration with our alumni network, we will work to decrease the unacceptable disparity of funding going to underrepresented founders.
If you want to have a conversation with us and to share ideas about expanding Princeton’s entrepreneurial community, please reach out to PEC’s Executive Director, Anne-Marie Maman ’84 (amaman at princeton.edu) or any of the PEC team. To stay up-to-date on PEC events and news, join our Newsletter.