1517 Fund: VCs for Young Entrepreneurs
Getting investment as an early-stage startup is a tricky game. It can be especially challenging when you’re not connected to some kind of network or institution. 1517 Fund is a venture capital fund that supports early-stage startups, specifically those outside of formal institutions. They believe that you don’t need any kind of fancy degree or qualification to launch a great idea, and often these people without such credentials get overlooked. Alongside colleagues Nick Arnett and Zak Slayback, Danielle and Michael will be discussing the work that 1517 Fund does as well as the opportunities and challenges that young entrepreneurs are facing.