FOUNDER DEVELOPMENT EVENT

FOUNDERS, CAN YOU BRAVE THE HOTSEAT?

Get immediate solutions to your biggest business challenges directly from the ImBlackInTech community brain trust.

SPONSORED BY

ARE YOU A SEASONED ENTREPRENEUR, BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL OR INVESTOR?
WE NEED YOU IN THE ROOM.

HotSeat is a structured and ongoing opportunity for investors, seasoned entrepreneurs and business professionals alike to come to a specific place, at a specific time, once a quarter, and impact the trajectory of underrepresented founders of emerging startups.

Whether you’re in the room, or joining via live stream, share your expertise, resources and relationships with these founders to help them identify solutions for highly specific roadblocks, in real-time.

CAN’T ATTEND THE HOTSEAT? THAT’S OK.
YOU CAN STILL HELP.

GOT AN HOUR? SHARE YOUR SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE WITH ONE FOUNDER

Get paired as a mentor or advisor for one session with an ImBlackInTech member company

By city, by state or by country (US, Canada, South Africa, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, UK, Australia, Brazil, Argentina, Pakistan)

What’s the commitment?

Time: 1 hour meeting, one time
Logistics: video conference, phone or face to face
Pairing: startups / mentors paired based on need & requested location

HOTSEAT STRUCTURE

6 FOUNDERS

per HotSeat event

14 MINUTES

per founder on stage

3 MINUTES

business overview
Z

1 MINUTE

framing the one biggest challenge you need help with for those in the room and attending via live stream

10 MINUTES

direct feedback from investors, entrepreneurs, business professionals and other founders in the room and watching via live stream

OFFICIAL MICROFEEDBACK PARTNER

Crowd-Source Instant Feedback in 60 Seconds Flat


CANDID will be used to crowd-source feedback in real-time from HotSeat attendees in the room, and watching via live stream from all around the globe, to help the founders on stage solve their biggest challenges.

VENUE HOST

Blue Lacuna
2150 Canalport
Suite 2A-11
Chicago, IL 60608

PROGRAM PARTNER

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