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Many entrepreneurs chase the quantifiable validation of raising a round or having the next "it" Kickstarter campaign, all the while drowning trying to wear all the hats, hoping to work their way to the answers of the questions they don't even know to ask.
Social capital is the real capital you should be investing in. We will discuss how successful entrepreneurs leverage networks to cover blind spots, identify opportunities, and build strong teams to gain marketing traction + raise (smart) money.
Stephen Green is a recovering banker and venture capitalist. He got the entrepreneurial itch early on, starting his first business as a junior in college. His career has been spent in finance in Portland, Oregon helping firms big and small figure out the stuff they don't know, that they don't know. In 2015 he started PitchBlack, a pitch competition to highlight black founders in regions across the country. Spreadsheets are his super power and sneakers are his kryptonite. Learn more at www.pitchblackpdx.com.