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Friday, April 12 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Kauffman Spotlight: Diversity & Opportunity in Your Ecosystem

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Elizabeth Freeman

Entrepreneurship Consultant, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Elizabeth Freeman is a consultant in Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where she project manages the Inclusion Open, a funding program which seeks to expand the most effective and scalable entrepreneurial support models across the United States. Prior to joining... Read More →

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Felecia Hatcher-Pearson

Co-Founder of Tribe Co-Work & Urban Innovation Lab +Blacktech Week, Code Fever Miami
Felecia Hatcher is on a mission to rid communities across the globe of innovation deserts by working with community leaders and government officials to create inclusive and diverse tech/startup ecosystems as an Author and the Co-Founder of Tribe Cowork and Urban Innovation Lab, Code... Read More →
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Fay Horwitt

Vice President of Community Innovation, Forward Cities
Fay Horwitt leads the development and scale-up of Forward Cities’ community entrepreneurship programs, as well as the ESHIP Communities program in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation. As an accomplished ecosystem builder and inclusive entrepreneurship expert, Fay is innovating... Read More →
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John McElligott

Chief Executive Officer, York Exponential
John McElligott is founder and Chief Executive Officer of York Exponential, a collaborative robotics and artificial intelligence company located in York, Pennsylvania. He is also president of the Fortress Initiative, a non-profit organization focused on ensuring no one gets left behind... Read More →
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Cecilia Wessinger

ESHIP Community Activator/Ecosystem Builder, Mass Collaboration
Cecilia Wessinger is an entrepreneurial ecosystem builder and ESHIP Community Manager with the Kauffman Foundation. Her current role unites her dedication to empowerment, engagement, and creating a sense of belonging, with her love of community culture.  Her entrepreneurship path... Read More →