Economic Perspectives with Hopeton Hay on KAZI 88.7 FM in Austin, TX

Funding Symposium for Minority Entrepreneurs Focus of November 1 Economic Perspectives

Posted by Hopeton on November 1, 2010

Irene Mwathi will discuss the National Black MBA – Austin Chapter 2010 Entrepreneurial Conference on the November 1 edition of Economic Perspectives on KAZI 88.7 FM, 5:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. The conference, being held November 12 at the University of Texas AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, is a one day funding symposium for entrepreneurs.  The 2nd segment of Economic Perspectives will feature an interview with Brian Halligan, CEO of HubSpot and co-author of Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead.  Listen live online at

The Entrepreneurial Conference will connect Austin’s most talented African American and Hispanic talent with non-traditional funding sources. The primary focus is on those start-up or next level organizations that have business cases that appeal to venture capitalist or angel investors.  More information on the conference is available at

Irene Mwathi

Irene Mwathi is the chairman of the Entrepreneurial Conference and founder and CEO of RAI IT Consulting. She serves as a Senior Business Operations IS Consultant who oversees various client infrastructure and architecture teams in innovating and reengineering end- to-end business operations strategies to support new product development and go-to-market strategies.  Irene was born in Nairobi, Kenya and holds an MBA from the McDonough School of Business – Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from James Clark School of Engineering – University of Maryland.  She is currently serving as the Membership Programs Director for NBMBAA – Austin Chapter and has founded the Minority Start-Up Association of Texas (MSUA) to help minority entrepreneurs with development, education and funding opportunities.


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