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August 04, 2022 | Tom Ballard

“Zane AccessU” schedules conference for mid-October in Atlanta

Atlanta Inno reports (link here but subscription required) that a second area university has signed-up to host a “Zane AccessTM University” conference for its students on October 14. The institution is Georgia State University which joins Emory University in sponsoring the program focused on underrepresented students.

Developed by Shila Nieves Burney, Founder of education studio Zane Access and Zane Venture Fund, the program launched in 2020 at Brown University and offered the conference last year at Emory. Zane Access is the nonprofit arm of the venture fund and states on its webpage that its goal is to provide “diverse, early stage founders and students with access to resources, training, support and funding critical to success. ‘Zane AccessU’ is an entrepreneurial support program designed to supplement existing university entrepreneurial programming to help provide access to critical entrepreneurial support and capital to diverse student founders. We focus on educating and supporting student entrepreneurs to help bridge the gap in student-led ventures across college and university systems.”

According to the Atlanta Inno article, the mid-October conference “will be in tandem with the college’s ‘Main Street Entrepreneurs Seed Fund,’ a business accelerator program that serves underrepresented students.”




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