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Pitch Session: How Startup Innovation Can Drive Economic Recovery and Resilience

Tahira Dosani July 13, 2022

COVID-19 revealed the vulnerability of our economy: millions lost jobs, faced eviction, and fell into poverty. Looking to the future, what role can startups play in building greater resilience to economic shock? 

ResilienceVC will invite any early-stage startup working on post COVID-19 recovery – specifically in the employment, housing, or fintech/financial health space – to send in a video submission showing us how their business answers this question. Approximately a dozen finalists will be pre-selected to pitch to a panel of impact VC judges during this session, with no more than 3 minutes / 1 slide per startup covering their business model and impact on resiliency. Each startup will then receive feedback on their pitch.



Meta Themes

  • Power and Capital

  • Reimagine Systems

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion


Fintech, Financial Inclusion, Employment, Housing, LMI Population, MSMEs, Startups / Entrepreneurship

Purpose and Desired Outcome

Startups will have the opportunity to pitch and gain exposure by participating in this session, while investors will have the opportunity to hear from and develop connections with a variety of high impact startups. All around, startups, investors, and participants will have the opportunity to build their understanding and knowledge of what can be done by startups to drive economic resiliency post-COVID. Moreover, any entrepreneurs attending the session will benefit from hearing feedback from the panel of impact VC judges.


  • Entrepreneurs

  • Asset Managers

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)


  • NameTahira Dosani
  • TitleManaging Partner
  • OrganizationResilienceVC
  • StatusConfirmed, Invited
  • NameHeather Matranga
  • TitleVice President and Managing Director, Impact Investments
  • OrganizationVillage Capital
  • StatusConfirmed, Invited
  • NameYigal Kerszenbaum
  • TitleFounding Partner of Employment Technology Fund '[email protected]' / MD of Innovative Finance, JFFLabs
  • OrganizationJobs for the Future
  • StatusConfirmed, Invited
  • NameMatt Schaar
  • TitlePartner
  • OrganizationAccion Venture Lab
  • StatusConfirmed, Invited
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