EPISODE 5: JULIE LENZER, CO-DIRECTOR OF UM VENTURES
Julie discusses her roles as an innovator & entrepreneur, how she embraces failure, and using the power of influence to empower women and minorities.
Today’s guest is Julie Lenzer, Co-director of UM Ventures and Associate Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development.
Before leading the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the EDA, Julie built a reputation as someone who gets S#!% done. From her early days in Dallas, to spearheading innovation at UM Ventures, Julie has always managed to embrace life’s hurdles and turn the negative into a positive. Find out how she got involved in tech, and what she’s doing to empower her daughters, women, and minorities across the country.
Startups / Companies Mentioned:
Technia (Women’s hackathon)
Top 3 Female/Minority Founders or Investors to Watch:
Sharon Vosmek – Astia Angels
Steve Case – Case Foundation, Rise of the Rest, Revolution
I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
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