Join Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative for a discussion on how impact ventures can position themselves in front of venture capital investors. Learn about the pros & cons of going after this kind of capital. Guest Marcus Glover (bio below) will also share tips and tools you can use while pitching investors that will help you close the deal.
Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 7:00PM to 8:15PM (EST). Register here
What will you get out of the event?
You’ll learn how to navigate funding as a social impact business. Identify other funding opportunities and understand the role and limitations of VC (venture capital).
– Demystifying Capital: Social Impact Entrepreneur’s Guide to Funding
– Navigating funding as a social impact business. Identifying other funding opportunities and understanding the role and limitations of venture capital for the early stages of funding
– Getting your first check – is Venture Capital right for you? Reality check on getting an investment
Marcus Glover Co-founder and Managing Director @ Lockstep Ventures
Marcus Glover is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Lockstep Ventures, a venture capital firm that seeks to address issues that perpetuate racial inequality in the U.S.
Marcus has a mission to reimagine equity for Black America and is dedicated to investing and advising Black and women-led companies that are often overlooked, underfunded and underserved. As a leader of Lockstep Ventures, he has turned his passion into meaningful change while also inspiring and empowering a systematic shift in tandem with delivering investor returns.
In addition to his work with Lockstep Ventures, Marcus serves on the National Board of Directors of Defy Ventures, which advocates for criminal justice reform and lowering recidivism by building on incarcerated men and women’s natural talents through entrepreneurship business ownership. Marcus also serves on the Time@100 Advisory Board.
Previously, Marcus was the Founding Partner of private equity firm M. Glover Capital. He has also served as a Global Creative Director and Chief Marketing Officer, producing some of the most memorable advertising campaigns within pop culture, urban lifestyle, music, sports, entertainment, including the number three most popular Super Bowl commercial in history. Marcus has also created successful ventures with some of the world’s most beloved celebrities and athletes including, Muhammad Ali, Lil Wayne, and will.i.am. This has led to his being an advisor for early-stage ventures, leading workshops on brand and personal storytelling for founders and leaders.
Outside of his VC and marketing work, Marcus has a passion for teaching youth and is a leader of yoga and meditation juvenile programs at prisons and jails in New York State as a board director for the organization Liberation Prison Yoga. He also served as an executive producer for films, A Beautiful Game and Bilal: A New Breed of Hero, and on the board for the Harlem Arts Festival.
Jen van der Meer, Co-Director, Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative at The New School, Assistant Professor of Strategic Design & Management, Parsons School of Design
Neyda Martinez, Associate Professor, Media Management, School of Media Studies & Co-Director, Impact Entrepreneurship Initiative