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Founded By, Sponsored by Project Entrepreneur & UBS: Investors Unfiltered: Insider Strategies for Entrepreneurship

May 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT


May 28, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (PDT)

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Project Entrepreneur, a program by UBS, is stepping up to help female founders! Enter the virtual boardroom and join in on a conversation with Ita Ekpoudom, Partner at venture capital firm GingerBread Capital, and Angela Lee, educator, entrepreneur, and founder of 37 Angels.

They will have real talk around:

  • Investing strategies
  • The post-COVID-19 capital landscape
  • How founders, business owners and all leaders should prepare to conquer a post-COVID-19 world

Whether you’re a founder, solo-preneur or entrepreneur, this event will give you practical advice and inspiration that will power your success.

Don’t miss our Founded By series, sponsored by Project Entrepreneur, a program of UBS! Every Thursday through June, founders, business owners and VCs will come together to share learnings, challenges and strategies through group discussion and virtual gathering.


About Angela Lee, founder of 37 Angels: 

Angela Lee is an educator & entrepreneur. She serves as Professor of Practice and Chief Innovation Officer at Columbia Business school where she teaches top-rated courses in venture capital and leadership. Angela started her career in product management and then was a strategy consultant at McKinsey. She has started 4 startups and is also the founder of 37 Angels, an investing network that has evaluated 15000+ startups, invested in 65, and activates new investors through a startup investment boot camp.

Angela has spoken at the White House and is regularly invited to advise decision-makers at the highest levels, including Prime Minister Trudeau. She is a sought-after expert on CNBC, Bloomberg TV, MSNBC and Fox Business. She was recognized by Inc. as one of 17 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2017, by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of 6 Innovative Women to Watch in 2015, and by Craine’s as a Notable Women in Tech in 2019. She serves on the boards of Fresco Education Fund and Cariclub.

About Ita Ekpoudom, Partner, GingerBread Capital: 

Ita is a Partner at venture capital firm GingerBread Capital, which backs high growth female founded companies. Her mission is to engage, educate, and elevate the next generation of successful women business leaders and investors. In 2014, Ita founded Tigress Ventures, an advisory and consulting firm that tapped her considerable network to bring together visionary entrepreneurs with seasoned professionals to help women scale their businesses and hone their leadership skills.

Ita also served as Venture Partner at Plum Alley Investments, where she oversaw investment opportunities and pipeline for high-growth female-founded and gender-diverse startups. Previously, Ita held product management roles at TravelClick and American Express. She began her career at Goldman Sachs as an analyst in Credit Capital Markets and an institutional trader of preferred stock.

Ita holds an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; and earned a Bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in Psychology, with a certificate in Finance, from Princeton University.

About Ann Shoket (Moderator), Author, Speaker, Next Generation Expert & Former Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen:

Ann Shoket has been a key architect in shaping the national conversation about ambition and success for a new generation.

Shoket has appeared regularly on Good Morning America, Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View and CNN, and was a guest judge for four seasons on America’s Next Top Model. She speaks for conferences and corporations including TEDx, SXSW, The Pennsylvania Women’s Conference, Facebook, Hyatt and more.

Shoket’s widely-acclaimed book, The Big Life, was hailed by The New York Times as “a guide for women in their 20s and 30s who are hungry for a job they love, a supportive network of friends, respect from their bosses and partners who want all those things for them as badly as they do.” She’s also the founder of a vibrant nationwide community of men and women who meet online and in person to help each other succeed—in work and life.