On March 28, 2019, Princeton and Harlem came together to host a panel on entrepreneurship at Silicon Harlem in New York City. The panelists included:
Amina Yamusah ’13 and Riley Jones (Columbia class of 2017), co-founders of BLOC (an AI-based platform helping communities of color in the career/job search process) and selected to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 List of Social Entrepreneurs;
Jared Crooks ’11, Program Manager at McKinsey & Co. and co-founder of Sultant (fintech) and Be Good LLC (non-profit);
Ita Ekpoudom ’03, Partner at Gingerbread Capital, a venture capital firm which invests exclusively in women-led enterprises;
Kamil Ali Jackson ’81, co-founder of Aclaris Therapeutics, a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical firm focusing on dermatologic conditions
The panel was moderated by Bruce Lincoln ’79, co-founder of Silicon Harlem, and Don Seitz ‘79, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council.
Over 100 alumni, students, and guests heard black alumni share insights and perspectives on their journeys in the startup world. The event was organized by Princeton Entrepreneurship Council, Silicon Harlem, and the Princeton Alumni Association of New York City.