In 2018, 80% of all US venture capital was invested across only three states: California, New York, and Massachusetts. With Reverb Network, Devin Walsh is working to correct this misalignment between risk capital and talent across the US. 

During this session, she will discuss some of the underlying causes for this mismatch, the impacts of COVID-19 on venture capital and entrepreneurship, and how Reverb is working to democratize access to the tools required for all founders to succeed. She will also talk about her work at the Jersey Shore, which she views as an emergent tech hub.

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Speaker Bio

Devin Walsh is the Founder of Reverb Network. Reverb Network has the goal of democratizing access to the knowledge, networks, and capital required for entrepreneurs to found successful businesses anywhere. She grew up spending her summers at the Jersey Shore and sees massive potential for the region as an emergent startup hub.

Devin previously invested as a Principal at CoinFund, a NYC-based venture capital fund. At MIT, she was a Managing Director of the MIT Fintech Conference and conducted independent research for the MIT Media Lab. She previously worked in Business Development and Strategy at Consensys, a blockchain-based venture production studio. She also led Product and Project Management for strategic firm-wide initiatives at BlackRock for several years. She received her MBA with a focus on Entrepreneurial Strategy at MIT, and her BA in Economics at Princeton.

Who can attend?

Open to graduate students, undergraduates, postdocs, research scholars, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Registration is required.