Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Draper University and star of ABC Familyâ€™s reality series,Â Startup U, Sequoia Blodgett, will be engaging in conversation with billionaire venture capitalist, Tim Draper, at the 2015 Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit. This inaugural tech summit will be hosted in Silicon Valley, Oct. 12-13, Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara, California, and youâ€™re encouraged to attend.
Blodgett will be discussing investing in millennial tech stars as she actively does withÂ Startup U, aÂ Shark Tank-type show on ABC Family Channel, where 10 entrepreneurial techies looking to make names for themselves are followed as they go through an entrepreneurial boot camp.
Blodgettâ€™s own creative business ventures led to the creation of Internet community, 7am, a mobile business app focusing on intimate and personal relationship development. Blodgett also founded both Love Uncut, an intuitive app that connects users to relationship coaches, and Industry Chicks, a blog site highlighting women who are making strides in tech, entertainment, and fashion.
While developing her businesses, Blodgett also helps students shape their own startups. Prior to entrepreneurship, Blodgett was a senior video producer for Clear Channelâ€™s ad agency, Creative Services Group. She also directed commercials and shot fashion photography. She is also a graduate of Loyola Marymount University where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Film/Television.
Black Enterprise recently had the opportunity to chat with Blodgett, via Blab, about pitching, startups, and entrepreneurship. Tons of valuable nuggets came from the conversation, clickÂ hereÂ to check it out.
Be sure to gather a little of Blodgettâ€™s firsthand knowledge of startups and investing at BE’s TechConneXt, you may also witness her expertise every Thursday at 5pm on the ABC Family channel.
You may follow Sequoia Blodgett on Twitter @SequoiaB.
Attend theÂ Black Enterprise TechConneXt Summit at the Santa Clara, California, Hyatt Regency from Oct. 12ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬â€œ13.Â It will present a unique, unparalleled opportunity to make connections among the best and brightest of the African American tech communityÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬â€from Silicon Valley and beyond. At TechConneXt you will learn the secrets toÂ Navigating the Silicon Valley Community,Â Discover Opportunities with Tech Companies,Â Find Funding Sources for your businessÂ andÂ Connect with established tech leaders. If you are a part of the tech community, or one of its many stakeholders, you simply cannot miss it! Register today atÂ www.blackenterprise.com/techconnext