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Exploring the Startup Scene with AirTree’s Jess Walker: From E-commerce to Angel Investing

Jess Walker, the Community and Programs Manager at AirTree, talks to Steve about her amazing 10-year journey in the startup scene!

by hao-nguyen on February 19, 2023

Ready to explore the exciting world of startups and scaleups? Join Steve in the latest episode of the Give It A Nudge show where he chats with Jess Walker, the Community and Programs Manager at AirTree, who spills the beans on her amazing 10-year journey in the startup scene!

Discover how Jess started her entrepreneurial career in high school and university, creating e-commerce businesses and building a successful end-to-end service management business for B&D properties in New Zealand. Plus, hear about her mom’s inspiring influence on her entrepreneurial spirit! And that’s not all – Steve and Jess dive into the Explorer program and Pioneer community that Jess is involved with at AirTree. They discuss how these programs are aimed at increasing diversity in the investment space and supporting black female and non-binary founders. Plus, get the lowdown on the difference between VC-backed businesses and non-VC backed businesses, and the impact of COVID on people’s mindsets.

If you’re interested in the world of startups and entrepreneurship, you won’t want to miss this episode of the Give It A Nudge show. Subscribe now so you don’t miss our weekly episodes.

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