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Chris Bennett: Wonderschool, a platform for early childhood education
In this Episode on Startup Foundations, we speak to Chris Bennett, the founder and CEO at Wonderschool.
About This Episode:
During the pandemic, Wonderschool has been helping more and more families find quality child care and early education. Chris also chats with us about being a minority in the startup community and how issues of racial inequity can be addressed in the world of venture capital.
Greg Miaskiewicz: So how do you think VCs can solve this sort of pipeline problem and invest in more black led startups?Chris Bennett: It's really good question Greg, some of the best ideas I've heard that resonate, that align with my sort of views are one idea called hire or wire, which is hire more black individuals into companies, so that they're able to get access to technology. Fund more black entrepreneurs. So they're able to get a shot at creating a company.
And I personally have lived this. I have hired number of black individuals at Soldsie and at Wonderschool. And I'm about to invest in an early black employee at Soldsie who's gone on to have an illustrious career in tech and has been able to get to a stage where she's able to raise a very competitive round, because she's been able to just get access. She clearly had the skill, the competency, it's just a lot of it is an access issue.
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