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PROUD Innovation: From Enthusiasm to Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

On June  22, USPTO will conclude a two-part series on the remarkable work of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) innovators, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. The Proud Innovation series provides an inspiring and useful insight of the innovation process, from ideation to commercialization, with a focus on creating change, building legacies, securing funding, and networking. On 6/22,  part two will focus on commercializing your innovation. The program will feature a number of notable speakers from across industries with many helpful tips you’ll want to know along your innovation journey.

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Part two:


• Ana Maria Hernandez Marti, Founder and CEO, Equal Love 

• Jake Kenyon, Owner/Lead Dyer, Kenyarn, LLC  

• Robin Williams, Owner, Bowtie Behavior  

• Phillip Bailey, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce 

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.