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As part of the Founder Institute’s new series of free online startup events for entrepreneurs practicing social distancing, we were pleased to welcome Elizabeth Gore of Alice on Wednesday, May 20th (4:30pm PDT) for a live, interactive webinar to learn about resources and strategies underrepresented business owners can use to thrive in the post-COVID-19 future.

COVID-19 has significantly impacted every business in some way, but the owners of small and medium-sized businesses have been affected more than most. On this live and interactive online event, we discussed the challenges, resources, and opportunities available to SMBs led by women, minority, immigrant and veteran founders with Elizabeth Gore (Co-Founder and President of Alice, Emeritus Chair of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, Partner of Portfolia Fund, and one of the world's "Most Creative People in Business” according to Fast Company). This helped founders learn about various resources available to small businesses to survive and thrive during these unprecedented times. 


Watch the full discussion with Elizabeth Gore on resources and strategies for underrepresented business owners below:

About the speaker

Elizabeth Gore serves as co-founder and president of Alice, a smart technology that connects entrepreneurs and small business owners to curated resources, experts, opportunities, events and communities to help them launch and grow their companies. Previously she served as entrepreneur-in-residence at Dell Technologies. Elizabeth advises the growth of purpose-driven companies, is an investing limited partner with the Portfolia fund. She is the emeritus chair of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council, and previously served the UN for nearly a decade as the first ever entrepreneur-in-residence for the foundation, as well as the vice president of global partnerships, where she founded strategic grassroots efforts like Nothing But Nets, Girl Up, and Shot@Life. Elizabeth is a former United States Peace Corps volunteer for which she served in Bolivia. Elizabeth has also led organizations like the Points of Light Foundation, Share Our Strength, and the Texas A&M Foundation. People magazine named her one of its “Top 100 Extraordinary Women,” Fast Company called her one of the “Most Creative People in Business,” and she was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Women to Watch.” She has been covered in media outlets like ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, FortuneGlamour, and Time.


Webinar Highlights

Resources for women of color

Traits veteran founders have

Why we can't "go back to normal" after COVID19 passes

Benefits from COVID19: a more level playing field

3 tips for brick and mortar startups

The main reason why startups fail

by Ryan Micheletti -- Head of Global Operations at Founder Institute

2 ways to identify your strengths

Hope during COVID19

Other topics covered in this webinar include: mental health, the importance of listening, Hello Alice's Hispanic small business center, what an "adversity muscle" is, competitive advantages startups have, and more!

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