Women of Color-Led Venture Capital Firm Fearless Fund Announces Venture Capital Week to Educate and Empower All
ATLANTA – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – From Monday 23 August, Fearless Fund, the first venture capital fund created by women of color, for women of color, will launch its first Fearless Venture Capital Week: a multigenerational hybrid experience designed to educate all about venture capital and entrepreneurship.
The highly anticipated 7-day event will be delivered both in person and virtually via live broadcast with a packed schedule including over 50 expert speakers, grant initiatives, giveaways, pitch competitions and more. Programming will include daily sessions designed to develop financial literacy in the following key demographic groups: Children, Adolescents, HBCU Collegiates, Women Entrepreneurs, Women Investors, and Families. The week will conclude with a celebratory brunch in honor of the recent $ 25 million round of the Fearless Fund, where guests will have the opportunity to meet and network with other talented, like-minded people.
Speakers and exceptional events at VC Week include a fireside chat with acclaimed fashion designer Steve Madden, a Fearless VC Week x Daring to Disrupt dialogue discussion hosted by media legend Katie Couric, and a HBCU pitch presented by DJ Envy of the iconic The Breakfast Club radio show. Other confirmed speakers include the following highly esteemed professionals: Brandice Daniel, Cindy Eckert, Andrea Brimmer, Tanya Van Court, Nikki Chu, Sheena Allen and many more with a special remark from former Mayor Kasim Reed.
“Our mission with Fearless Fund has always been to diversify the venture capital space as well as to provide resources, tools and access to communities to learn more about entrepreneurship,” said Arian Simone, co-founder and General Partner of Fearless Fund. “With Fearless Venture Capital Week, we are doing just that, not only by providing the opportunity to receive funding, but also through educational and inspiring discussions that we hope will encourage guests to live fearlessly and bring their businesses to life. ”
Sponsors and confirmed partners for the events include: Steve Madden, Ally Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Walmart, Mastercard and UPS.
For more information on Fearless Venture Capital Week, please visit www.fearless.fund/vc-week.
About Fearless Fund
Launched in 2019, Fearless Fund invests in WOC-led companies seeking pre-seed, seed-level or Series A funding. Its mission is to bridge the gap in venture capital funding. for founders of scalable and aggressive companies in terms of growth. Currently, the Fearless Fund portfolio includes the following companies: EnrichHER, Range Beauty, AMP Beauty, HairBrella, Streamlytics, Capway, Clevr AI, AARMY and Slutty Vegan. The Fearless Fund team also runs The Fearless Foundation, a 501c3 organization whose goal is to educate entrepreneurs through training, reduce racial inequalities, and empower African Americans to access education. capital, as well as the Get Ready Venture program, a 12-month training program for WOC business owners to acquire the training, mentorship, knowledge and skills necessary to access capital.