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MAY 4  - 8:30AM

Join Fourth Economy's Sally Guzik during Breakouts III as she moderates a panel on Recruiting and Supporting Diverse Entrepreneurs.

Research shows that diversity inherently drives innovation. Yet in 2022, Black, Latino, and women entrepreneurs are still not participating at optimal levels in the innovation space. How can we change this dynamic and achieve greater equity and inclusion in our organizations, our portfolios and the broader innovation community? In this panel discussion, you will learn actionable steps to improve your organization’s social impact from a select group of organizations that are successfully working to attract and support underrepresented startup founders.


  • Carly Hill, Director of Development, Propeller

  • Emma Willis, COO, Venture Noire

Our Capabilities

Fourth Economy takes a unique approach to working with our clients as partners. We effectively blend both quantitative and qualitative inputs at every point in the process. Most importantly, our focus is on developing realistic recommendations that can be easily understood and readily implemented.

Economic Strategy

  • Innovation Ecosystem Assessment and Analysis

  • Entrepreneurial Program Development

  • Strategic Planning

  • Feasibility Studies

Equitable Development

  • Inclusive recovery efforts

  • Focus on underrepresented communities

  • Economic disparity mitigation

  • Barrier elimination

Resilient Economies

  • Human-centered climate impact mitigation

  • Environmental-related economy impacts

  • Industry impact analysis and program development

  • Shock and stress scenario exploration

Example Projects

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