This event is for you if...
1. You're interested in meeting more like-minded, action-oriented entrepreneurs in a fun, casual setting.
2. You’re interested in getting involved in the local entrepreneur community.
3. You'd like to learn more about companies being created by veterans in our community.
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Shaydi DeJesus is multi-dimensional diverse with demonstrated history working in national/global innovation networks, entrepreneurship, commercialization, venture capital and alternative investments.
Bunker Labs Austin, City Lead (Southwest Region), SoGal Austin Lead, Venture Partner at Gitty Inc. Former: Venture Partner at Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs; Senior Buyer – Austin Community College; Former Department of Defense Management Consultant, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)
Entrepreneur - 2020 100 Women in Finance scholar; Masters, McCombs School of Business at University of Texas – Austin in Tech Commercialization; Undergrad Marketing/Management – UTSA and Governor Dolph Briscoe Scholar.
Passions: Ecosystem Builder, Diversity, Veteran/Military initiatives
US & International innovation trips to Shanghai & Hangzhou, China; Tokyo, Japan; Canada; Mexico
Shaydi DeJesus is the Bunker Labs Austin City Lead (Southwest Region), an organization supporting veteran/military entrepreneurship nationally from idea stage through those who have raised $1M+ or 500K ARR. She is also the SoGal Austin Lead – SoGal the largest global platform for women & diverse entrepreneurs and investors that provides resources, education and community for a 100K+ person network with chapters in 40+ cities around the world. SoGal Ventures is the 1st female-led millenial venture capital firm. Ms. DeJesus is passionate about investment and entrepreneurship ecosystem building as a former Venture Partner at Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs & being a catalyst for both pre- and post-revenue companies in all verticals. She currently is a Venture Partner at Gitty Inc. working with both Gitty and the investment fund/portfolio companies it serves.
Previously she was a Department of Defense Management Consultant and early-staff of NALCAB – National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders. Since 2008, NALCAB has been a catalyst for more than $300 million in investment in Latino communities, much of which flowed through structured partnerships and consortia among the members.
NALCAB is the hub of a national network of more than 120 mission-driven organizations that are anchor institutions in geographically and ethnically diverse Latino & minority communities in 40 states, Washington DC and Puerto Rico.
She is an underrepresented entrepreneur herself, 2020 100 Women in Finance scholar and holds a Masters from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin – in Tech Commercialization and undergrads from University of Texas at San Antonio in Marketing and Management. Governor Dolph Briscoe Scholar
Cat Dizon is Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Active Capital. She was also Executive Director of Alamo Angels, the San Antonio based group of Angel Investors.