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Start-ups and Diversity: Lessons from a non-traditional tech entrepreneur
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EST
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Yale Club of DC Virtual Event

Co-sponsored with 1st Gen Yale, the Yale Black Alumni Association of DC, and Accelerate Yale


Start-Ups and Diversity: Lessons From Non-Traditional Tech Entrepreneur Cheryl Contee '93


Thursday, February 25, 2021


This meeting will be conducted on Zoom.  Instructions will be provided upon registration

Cheryl Contee, ’93, is an award-winning American entrepreneur, CEO, blogger and writer. She’ll be speaking about democratizing access to capital to create the new economy that expands prosperity and equity for all. 

About the Speaker

Cheryl was a co-founder of social marketing software Attentive.ly at Blackbaud, the first tech startup with a black female founder on board in history to be acquired by a NASDAQ-traded company. Her company Fission helped write the early source code for Crowdtangle, earning sweat equity in a successful social enterprise startup acquired by Facebook in Dec 2016. She now runs Do Big Things, a digital agency that creates new narrative and new tech for a new era focused on causes and campaigns. And since she didn’t have enough to do, she wrote the Amazon bestselling book “Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success.”

Support the Yale Club of Washington, DC

The Yale Club of Washington, DC offers this event at no cost to our members and alumni.  However, we do ask for your support in one or both of the following ways: 

1)      Please become a member if you are not one already

2)      Donate to the Yale Club of Washington, DC (see option on registration page). 

Membership dues and donations are both critical income sources for the Club, which enable Club operations, programs, and financial viability.


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