September 25, 2022

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Denver Startup Week highlights underrepresented founders

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During the opening event of Denver Startup Week, Makisha Boothe, founder of Sistahbiz Global Network, shared one thing she had in common with Ben Wright, founder of Velocity Global, which raised $400 million in its latest investment round. 

They both descended from entrepreneurs.

“My great-great-great-grandfather responded to an ad in the paper in St. Louis and became a horse trainer,” said Wright, who started the human resources technology firm in 2014 that is now in 185 countries. “They put him on a train (to Colorado) and when he got out here, he said, ‘I don’t know how to train horses.’ And they’re like, ‘Well, we got you a ticket to get here and I’ll teach you how to train horses.’ That’s how we got to Denver.”

For Boothe, whose company…

Tamara Chuang

2022-09-21 04:38:00

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