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Tuesday, November 15 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Africatown Ambassadors

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Come hear inspirational TED-like stories from Africatown Ambassadors who have recently been out building international pipelines and establishing impactful relationships with startups in Africa and the diaspora. 

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David Harris

Startup Advocate, City of Seattle
David is the Startup Advocate for the City of Seattle's Office of Economic Development where he supports tech startups through the StartupSeattle program. In his role, he also helps to lead the White House’s TechHire initiative for the Seattle region, which aims to connect women, people of color, and the formerly incarcerated with training and jobs in the tech industry. | | Previously, David lead Technology Access Foundation's (TAF) efforts to... Read More →

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Godwin Gabriel

CEO, Moovn
Moovn is a ride-hailing app that is currently operating in 7 U.S. cities and has plans to rapidly expand in both western and emerging markets. Founded by Tanzanian-born Godwin Gabriel, the mobile application also operates in 3 cities in Africa: Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; and Gabriel’s home city, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.  
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David Pierre-Louis

Executive Director (Kay Tita) / Founder, Kay Tita
(Port-Au-Prince Startup Week, Co-Organizer) | David Pierre-Louis is a leader in organization, social and economic development. As a magnate in business development, hospitality and entertainment, David is presently focusing his skills and leadership in cultivating community action and advocating for social change throughout the country of Haiti.In 2008, David opened and operated LUCID Lounge, a premiere Seattle venue, that focused on engaging... Read More →
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Kenny Shelton

Entrepreneur in Residence, Hack Nation
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Sara Zewde

Sara Zewde is a landscape designer and urbanist. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a Master of City Planning from MIT, and a BA in Sociology and Statistics from Boston University. Sara was named the 2014 National Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation and a 2016 artist-in-residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. She is the recipient of a number of... Read More →