Mousetrap #144 Why are there more tech events as we enter the holidays?
Posted on December 5, 2020
I hope you had a good week. Usually, this is the time of year when the tech event scene slows down. That’s not what I’m seeing. Could 2020 get any weirder? Probably not.
As we continue to watch the aftermath of the election unfold let me suggest this thoughtful and satirical piece on the electoral college from Matt Hooper. The Electoral College Is A Bad Product
Asia Financial Forum Online – Jan 18 – 19th Confirmed speakers include Luc Julia, Co-creator of the Apple Voice Assistant, SIRI; Alexis Ohanian, Co-Founder of Reddit; Prof Paul Romer, 2018 Nobel Laureate for Economic Sciences; Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group L.P; Maria Kozlovski, Senior Vice President of Innovative Finance, Rockefeller Foundation; Jennifer Pryce from Calvert Impact Capital. Early Bird tickets $100 until Dec. 11
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Ford and National Urban League Launch $600,000 Initiative to Help Black Small Business Owners Hardest Hit By COVID-19
Tech & VC: The Foundation is a collection of resources for those interested in breaking into Venture Capital. The range of info here (and it will increase over time) will also be interesting and useful to all founders.
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