Join us for a discussion on accelerators, funds, and studios with these three leaders.
Yasmin Cruz Ferrine
Yasmin is a General Partner at Visible Hands, an investment firm with a 14-week full-time fellowship program that supports underrepresented talent in building technology startups by providing company building services and investments of up to $200k.
Yasmin was most recently the Finance Director for Governor Deval Patrick’s TogetherFUND and 2020 presidential campaign. She was the Head of Growth & Strategy, New England business development at Brown Advisory where she streamlined the addition of $980M in assets under management. Previously, she provided oversight as Director of Corporate Responsibility of John Hancock’s Community Investment Strategy. During her eleven year tenure at John Hancock, Yasmin was recognized as a Stars of Excellence Rising Star, awarded annually to six employees globally. Yasmin has been named a “Top 100 Influential Massachusetts Latino“ by El Planeta, a “Name You Should Know” by Alliance for Business Leadership, and a “Top 25 Emerging Leader of Color” by Get Konnected! She received her Master of Business Administration from Boston College and Bachelor of Science from Babson College.
Gadi is a Partner at XX accelerator program. They modeled their program after Y Combinator's early days. The cohorts are small -- no more than 10 companies -- in order to cultivate a tight knit founder community. You'll hone your product, refine your pitch and iterate at lightning speed... with ongoing support from us and your XX peers. The program is structured around weekly group show & tells, one-on-one office hours with mentors and in-person fireside chat dinners.
Greg is a VP at Dyrdek Machine, a venture creation studio that partners with visionary entrepreneurs. They systematically fuse art, science, and magic to create meaningful businesses that stand the test of time and impact the world. Since launching in 2016, Dyrdek Machine has created 14 brands — 5 have exited for a combined $450M.