Empowered: Celebration of Diversity & Inclusion in Entrepreneurship


Tuesday, Jun 26th 2018

08:00 PM - 10:00 PM (PDT)


Private Location

San Diego, CA

Meet Up
Food & Drinks


Innovations City and Black & Magazine are launching an after party celebrating diversity and inclusion at BASIC on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 after Backstage Capital's superstar, Arlan Hamilton's Keynote at Startup Week. We're excited to show solidarity for the underrepresented warriors and minorities in San Diego and hope that you can join us for an exciting event.

Enjoy the music, drinks, and diverse crowd of innovators who are changing the face of Entrepreneurship in San Diego and beyond. We'll have investors, entrepreneurs, and special guests that you don't want to miss! 


Vilavanh Sanginthirath

Vilavanh Sanginthirath is the Founder & CEO of Innovations City, a machine-learning based platform providing tiers of solutions to effectively build businesses, lower investment risks and match women and minority entrepreneurs with investors and local resources. She is no stranger to taking risks and making changes to empower entrepreneurs, leaders and community to sync, collaborate and win. With over 12 years in the private sector with 5 major organizations, and the owner of Powerhouse Business Solutions, she has a proven track record to drive new, innovative changes and a book of business generating over $10MM in revenue.

Chida Rebecca

Chida Rebecca is the Editor-In-Chief of Black & Magazine, San Diego's premier lifestyle digital publication. Prior to launching this new publication, Chida functioned as the Co-Publisher and Managing Editor of the family owned 58 year old publication, The Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper. Winning awards and recognition such as the Youngest African American Publisher in the country, and serving as the Black Press Association's West Coast Region 5 President; she has over 22 years of driving high powered content highlighting amazing people and innovative developments, empowering the African American community and People of Color.


Lolita Taub

For over a decade, she built a career in the technology industry by identifying and providing solutions to develop the businesses of her enterprise clients. She spent most of her career as a Consultant and Sales Executive for both IBM and Cisco. In several years, she went off to business school and broke into the Venture Capital career by hustling, investing in the Portfolia Enterprise Fund, and working at K Fund. Now bringing her background, experience and diverse perspective to the innovative and forward thinking Venture Capital Team at Backstage Capital, Lolita serves as their Principal. She has a deep understanding and niche for shaping global communities and organizations to provide sustainability and gender equality.

Refund Policy

This event does not accept refunds


Innovations City & Black & Magazine