CTA Webinars and Virtual Events: Your Business, The Economy, and Upcoming Tech Trends
Masters of Leadership, a new virtual event series presented by CTA and the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), showcases innovative management strategies and bold leadership principles from some of the most prominent public figures and business leaders in our country. Guest speakers will share key principles that guide their leadership style along with insights on what it will take to restart the country’s economy following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recent reports reveal that diverse entrepreneurs, particularly women and people of color, receive lower levels of VC funding. A Morgan Stanley study noted that if diverse entrepreneurs received the same percentage of labor force and investments as traditional startups, their business would account for $6.8 trillion in gross receipts, three times the current output. Systemic barriers to funding and lack of diversity in VC partners creates this trillion-dollar economic gap. The panel will discuss disparities affecting underrepresented founders, ways venture capital firms are working to bridge the economic gap and how the tech industry can overcome the challenge.
During four days, industry leaders participated in informative webinars and virtual industry meetings to discuss challenges and opportunities related to artificial intelligence, robotics, cybersecurity, the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and business landscape, and more.