This year's event is VIRTUAL
About the NYC Event
Culture Shifting Weekend NYC is the largest gathering of Black and Latinx VCs to solve for the inequality in this sector. To date, we've enabled over $150M to be invested in VCs that show up. This weekend offers institutional investors, social impact investors, angel investors, corporate venturers, and the investment community-at-large direct face-to-face engagement with the burgeoning Black and Latinx venture capitalist GP community. The goal of this invite only event is to increase LP money flowing to this vast and growing ecosystem. Our 2019 event featured 285 guests, including: 60 venture capitalists and 50 investors.
Our 2020 event will feature many established and up & coming GPs from our ecosystem, and offer an inside look at the current state of this niche asset class: what trends are emerging, what partnering models are working, and what deals are getting done. As with all of our events, enabling deals & collaborations is our goal. Gaining first-hand knowledge of what is happening and building direct connections in this community are guaranteed.
Our attendees have an "abundance" mentality.
That means they want to help their peers succeed by
opening doors, writing checks, or both.
This year we are expecting:
Who Should Attend?
Black & Latinx VCs who have their own funds or work for funds. This can range from new funds to more established, larger funds.
Fund of Funds
EXPERTS & ALLIES
Corp. Venture Funds
Individuals who can provide access to new LP money for our Black & Latnix ecosystem.
Event Information & Agenda
PRE-CULTURE SHIFTING WEEKEND SPECIAL VIRTUAL EVENTS
The Covid pandemic has highlighted and magnified deeply rooted inequalities in societies across the world.
In the US, Black and Hispanic communities have long suffered from a lack of investment in their social services, their infrastructure, and their businesses. The resulting gaps in wealth as well as education and health outcomes have rendered these communities highly vulnerable to economic shocks. The same story is playing out in Afro-Caribbean, South Asian, and Middle Eastern communities across Europe.
Meanwhile, the emerging economies in Africa and Latin America require trillions of dollars in sustainable development investment each year to raise their productivity—and subsequently their standard of living—to levels of high-income countries.
A direct and highly effective way to close these gaps is to invest in the businesses of talented entrepreneurs of African and Hispanic origin across these continents. By connecting African and Hispanic diasporas through the exchange of capital, commerce, and innovation, we create the opportunity to build global businesses that will generate extraordinary financial and social returns for people of color.
In this session, we will explore how to achieve this goal, by bringing together a global group of leading SWFs, development investors, and business-building platforms that share this vision. Indeed, could Inclusion become a global asset class?
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
The challenges being faced by Black and Hispanic communities in the US, as well as the economies in Africa and Latin America in the post-Covid world.
How investing in a network of untapped entrepreneurs across the African and Hispanic diasporas can be part of the solution.
How GPs and entrepreneurs can work with SWFs and development investors to expand their investment platforms into new markets.
How LPs and GPs can tap into channels of exceptional Black and Hispanic-owned companies across multiple continents.
Dr. Indranil Ghosh
Founder & CEO
Tiger Hill Capital
Dr. Ghosh is an MIT-trained scientist, impact investor, author, and global authority on sustainable economic development.
His acclaimed new book “Powering Prosperity: A Citizen’s Guide to Shaping the 21st Century” is a defining work that charts an investment-led roadmap for social equity, global sustainability, and community rejuvenation.
Dr Ghosh is a principal of the Network of Untapped Entrepreneurs (NUE) Initiative whose goal is to steer more than $1 billion of capital into businesses owned by people of color globally.
He is also CEO of Tiger Hill Capital, a London-based firm investing in the transition to a global low-carbon economy.
CULTURE SHIFTING WEEKEND
Friday & Saturday, November 6 & 7
Panel Times TBD
10:00AM - 2:00PM EDT
10:00AM - 2:00PM EDT
JACQUELINE BOUVIER COPELAND, PHD // Founder & CEO, The WISE Fund
WILLIAM CROWDER // Entrepreneur in Residence, Morgan Stanley; Managing Partner, 42 Venture Partners
VERNON LEE, JR. // General Partner, The Marathon Fund; Founder, Brightwood Management Partners
DUSTIN SHAY // Senior Director, Partnerships, Village Capital
Interested in Attending, Speaking or Sponsoring?
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page.
DID YOU KNOW?
Over $150M has been invested in VC funds represented at Culture Shifting Weekends NYC by LPs attending the events.
Our goal is to at least double that this year.
ANDREA HOFFMAN // Founder & CEO,
Culture Shift Labs
DENMARK WEST //
REGINALD VAN LEE //
Chief Transformation Officer,
The Carlyle Group
CULTURE SHIFTING WEEKENDS
Culture Shifting Weekends is an annual invite-only bi-coastal event that takes place in Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley. These are the only events of their kind in the United States that unite over 400 accomplished Black & Latinx tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and social impact leaders in order to enable collaborations and consummate deals.
Each coast has a different format; Silicon Valley is the largest gathering of Black leaders in tech, innovation and social impact to solve for the inequity in entrepreneurship, on corporate boards, in tech and in the c-suite. Silicon Alley is the largest gathering of Black and Latinx Venture Capitalists to solve for the inequality in this sector.
Culture Shifting Weekend is an annual signature event of Culture Shift Labs; a diversity & innovation management consultancy.