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SXSW: Creating Inclusive Economies

Apr 1, 2023 • News and Press • Written by Nextdoor Enterprise Team

Nextdoor teamed up with For(bes) the Culture and Forbes Impact Lab to host the Creating Inclusive Economies reception in Austin, TX during SXSW. We gathered top entrepreneurs, investors and creators for an amazing mind share focused on building inclusive economies on a local, national, and global level. 

The reception took place on Saturday, March 11th at Gabriela's Downtown in Austin, TX.  Attendees heard from diverse leaders, local business owners, as well as a social music performance by rising star JJ Green. 

We hosted two panels during the reception to bring the community together.

No more wishful thinking - meet the inspiring leaders building inclusive economies
Highlighting national leaders helping empower a new generation of entrepreneurs representing the full diversity of their communities and country. 

  • Seth Cohen, Head of Forbes Impact Lab & Philanthropic Partnerships, Forbes [Moderator]
  • Ashli Sims, Managing Director of Build in Tulsa
  • Preston James, CEO of Divinc

From potential to prosperity - how local BIPOC entrepreneurs are empowering diverse economies  
Connecting entrepreneurs who are growing their businesses and growing their communities in powerfully inclusive ways.

  • Seth Cohen, Head of Forbes Impact Lab & Philanthropic Partnerships, Forbes [Moderator]
  • Kenny Dwayne Vaccaro, Former NFL Player & CEO of Gamers First Inc.
  • Gabriela Bucio, Owner of Gabriela’s Group
  • Gayle Schwee, Co-Founder & Occupational Therapist of Matrescence Occupational Therapy

This event was a great opportunity to meet some of Austin’s favorite local businesses and connect with people across the country.

To learn more about how your business can convert neighbors into customers contact us to get started. 

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