Our speakers are enthusiastic founders, experienced startup operators, enterprise innovators, and successful investors sharing their learnings from their journey, pressing problems they’ve faced, and the best-kept secrets of the teams and products.

2019 SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT

Arlan Hamilton

Arlan Hamilton is a remarkable entrepreneur who built a venture capital fund from the ground up, while homeless. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Backstage Capital, a venture capital firm dedicated to minimizing funding disparities in tech by investing in high-potential founders who are people of color, women, and/or LGBT.

Started in 2015, Backstage has now invested nearly $5M into 100 startups led by underestimated founders and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, Inc., Entrepreneur, and Quartz.

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