Founders' Friday with Christina Bechhold (Samsung/Empire Angels)
This week, we are excited to have Christina Bechhold (Samsung/Empire Angels) coming by to share her journey.
Christina is an investor at Samsung’s Global Innovation Center, based in New York, focused on early stage investments in software and services, particularly in mobility, IoT and fintech. She is also Co-Founder and Managing Director of Empire Angels, a member led angel group of young professionals investing in technology startups with a focus on supporting young entrepreneurs. Christina is a Regular Contributor for the Wall Street Journal on startups and small business, a columnist for Inc.com, a mentor at The Brandery and Venture for America and a member of VFA’s Rise Committee focused on increasing diversity in entrepreneurship. She is a frequent speaker and panelist at events in the U.S., Europe and Asia and was recognized by the New York Business Journal as a 2016 Woman of Influence.
Christina was previously a Vice President at Citigroup with background in capital markets, emerging markets and structured finance. She serves as Chairman of Hope on a String, a non-profit, grassroots organization that seeks to foster an environment of social transformation and economic development in Haiti through participation in music as well as Vice President of the Board of Governors of the Hotchkiss School Alumni Association.
We'll get a chance to hear about her journey, with Q&A and community shout outs afterwards! Also join us for good coffee, amazing community and excellent conversation.
If you can't make it, we'll be livestreaming the event on our fb page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/254918124853498/
Please RSVP if you are ACTUALLY attending so we have an accurate headcount!
Until then, stay cool and classy... See you on Friday!