MVCA's webinar series continue with a discussion about diversity in Michigan's entrepreneurial and investment community.
Carolyn Cassion, President & CEO, Michigan Women Forward
In 2009, Carolyn Cassin accepted the leadership of Michigan Women Forward, Michigan’s only public statewide organization dedicated solely to helping women and girls realize economic self-sufficiency and social equality.
Highlights of her accomplishments at MWF include the development of a microloan fund for women owned and managed businesses and am early stage venture capital fund for women - Belle Michigan Impact Fund, of which she is the General Partner and Co-Founder.
Aaron McClendon, EIR , Detroit Venture Partners
Aaron McClendon is an EIR at Detroit Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm based in downtown Detroit. He primarily provides portfolio & business incubation support through special projects, as well as source & diligence new investment opportunities. Prior to joining DVP, Aaron had stints managing supply chain projects at General Motors and IndustryStar. Aaron is a 2017 Venture for America Fellow and serves as a Board Member for the NABS Scholarship Fund.
Moderated by Ara Topouzian, Executive Director, Michigan Venture Capital Association.