Meet The Judges of Inclusive Innovation Labs Pitch Day

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Nasir Qadree serves as the Associate Director of Social Investments at AT&T, focusing on education and employment technology investments and philanthropy that empowers students, workers success and career readiness.

Stephanie Thomas is the Director of Programs & Small Business Services for the Washington Area Community Investment Fund (Wacif). She oversees the design, development, and execution of Wacif's capacity building programs and partnerships, regional community development agenda, and economic and social impact efforts and performance.

Alexander Knight Vice President, Business Development at Cooley LLP;  Alex leads business development and marketing efforts in the mid-Atlantic region. He plays an essential role elevating the Cooley platform within the entrepreneur ecosystem as well as with high-growth, later-stage companies across a wide range of industries, including enterprise security, edtech, fintech, digital media, health IT, software and cloud services. He also serves as a strategic advisor to clients and assists them with targeted introductions to venture capital and other sources of financing, executive talent for key hires, and other high-impact resources that accelerate company growth.

Carl Winfree Principal at Walker Terrace an advisory firm that delivers durable, evidenced based business and implementation plans for startup and established enterprises in the life sciences and nonprofit sectors. Expertise: Framing competitive, policy and regulatory data to simplify strategic choices; building pharmaceutical marketing and sales compliance platforms to mitigate regulatory risks; integrating pricing and reimbursement strategies for retail, managed markets and government segments.

Vernon Lee Jr General Partner - The DC Inclusive Innovation Fund, LP (DCIIF) invests in early stage innovation companies led by underrepresented entrepreneurs (women, people of color, disabled, and LGBTQ) in the District of Columbia.

Tshaka Cunningham CSO & Co-Founder, TruGenomix Inc. - Experienced Scientific Professional with a demonstrated history of working in government, academia, non-profit organizations, and the pharmaceutical industry. Skilled in Genomics, Vaccines, Cancer Research, Molecular Biology, and Biotechnology. Strong educational and professional background in the biomedical sciences with a BA in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and Ph.D. focused in Molecular Biology/Virology/Immunology from Rockefeller University.




Winning Team Prize

The first place winner will receive over $18,500 in cash and prizes including:

About the Inclusive Innovation Lab (IIL)

Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3) has launched the Inclusive Innovation Lab (IIL) to address the need of entrepreneurs with viable ideas. The Inclusive Innovation Lab (IIL) is for under-represented entrepreneurs who seek to develop their ideas and have their startup idea incubated at Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3). Participants shall receive business, sales and legal programming through a series of workshops. Participants will also receive technology support to better understand the requirements of building a technology-enabled or technology business, which will allow participants to plan appropriately their budget and business model.

Upon completion of the program, accessibility to In3 open desk and one-on-one consulting will be provided by Clearly Innovative Inc, a mobile and software company that provides services and educational programs. The winner will gain 15k in kind services from Clearly Innovative Inc to build MVP of their technology.

More information on the program is available:


Supported by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Clearly Innovative Inc and educational content provided by Treehouse

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