Navigating A Successful Startup Journey

Three concurrent sessions: Hear from founders and funders who have funded their entrepreneurial journeys in different ways at Thrive: Celebrating and Empowering Princeton's Black Alumni

Self-Funded Founders and Funders
Sheila Marmon '94, CEO, Mirror Digital
Omar L. Simmons '92, Managing Partner, Exaltare Capital Partners
Maisha Walker '94, President, Message Medium; President, The Black Ivy Alumni League
John Weaver '92, Founder and CEO, Varsity Software, Inc.
Moderator Dennis J. Brownlee '74, Founder, Curved Edge Entertainment

Self-Funded Founders & Funders at Thrive

Self-Funded Founders & Funders panelists at Thrive. (Photo by Wright Seneres)

Social Impact Founders and Funders
Angel Brunner *97, Founder and CEO, EB5 Capital
Lisa Dyson, CEO and Co-Founder, Kiverdi
Bruce Lincoln '79, Co-Founder and CTO, Silicon Harlem
Randolph Frazier Wiggins '05, Manager, Tech and Society, Omidyar Network
Moderator Gabriella Morris '77, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, UNICEF USA

Social Impact Founders and Funders panelists at Thrive

Social Impact Founders and Funders panelists at Thrive. (Photo by Wright Seneres)

Venture-Backed Founders and Funders
Nyron S. Burke '05, CEO & CTO, Lithero
Jon Hayes '07, CEO, RewardStock.com
Fadzi Makanda '07, Director, Digital Strategy & Investments, Sony Music
Marcus Stroud '16, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, TXV Partners
Moderator James H. Simmons III '88, CEO and Managing Partner, Asland Capital Partners

Venture-backed Founders and Funders at Thrive

Venture-Backed Founders and Funders at Thrive. (Photo by Wright Seneres)

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