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How They Did It: Success Stories & Tips from Top Entrepreneurs in Tech

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Building a startup is hard, but it’s even harder for minority and women-owned startups, and if you want to be successful in your startup journey, it pays to heed the advice of those who have walked a similar path yet have achieved success against all the odds. At this live and interactive event, you will hear from underrepresented startup experts from around the world who will share their success stories, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid, to help put you on your path to startup success. This event will be hosted by Martin Martinez, residing EIR at FI.

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> > About the Speakers:

**Wogbe (wo-bee) Ofori **based in Houston, Texas is the Founder of Wrx, an emerging venture development firm investing in hard tech startups as an institutional co-founder. Wogbe is also an entrepreneur and natural didact with over 25 years of experience in multiple industries. Known as the “Purveyor of Perspective” and a champion of hard tech innovation, his unusually diverse experiences have honed his talents as a generalist advisor, venture builder, and thought leader. Supporting Houston’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem’s terraformation, Wogbe chaired ecosystem development organization Houston Exponential’s Density+Collisions+Connections strategic committee. He has also volunteered hundreds of hours mentoring startup founders and companies through his association with startup development organizations Founder Institute, Capital Factory, MassChallenge, gener8tor, the University of Houston’s SURE (Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship) program, and The Cannon.

**Minda Aguhob **is a San Francisco Bay Area based entrepreneur and CEO of Vytality Health, a social support app where people can share their wellness & vitality journeys for co-caring mutual support, and accelerating new mission-driven organizations and partnerships with Vytality’s Co-Care to Prosper program. She originated and co-founded Vytality Health with fellow entrepreneur Scott Forgey and she’s also focused on the challenge of bringing communities together for building sustainable positive impact and generating resources in robust partnership.

Malcolm Woods: is a Houston-based entrepreneur and CEO oCo-Founder & CEO at FareUpThere, an airline passenger insights company that helps airlines transform feedback into business intelligence that drives growth and increases ancillary revenue. Malcolm is a longtime mobile software engineer with product management skills. He previously spent 10 years developing enterprise software taking mobile/web products from inception to launch for Fortune 500 companies including Dell, Texas Instruments, and more, specializing in native Android development.

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