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State of Grant Funding 2022

December 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm

Join us for a deep dive conversation and Q&A on the state of grant funding in 2022 and how to capitalize on new funding opportunities!

About this event

Among other funding, the recently signed $1.2 trillion US infrastructure bill sets aside billions for economic development, small business, and tech innovation in 2022. Join OpenGrants‘ CEO, Sedale Turbovsky, and Builders + Backers Founder & CEO, Donna Harris, as they dive into the new year’s state of grant funding. In this hour session, we’ll cover –

  • Changes we can expect in the funding landscape
  • Key sectors that will receive an influx of funding
  • How to prepare and capitalize on new programs
  • New tools and resources
  • Innovation in the grant ecosystem

Speaker Information

Sedale Turbovsky, CEO & Co-Founder, OpenGrants

Sedale Turbovsky is the CEO and co-founder of OpenGrants, a venture-backed startup focused on building modern infrastructure for funding. He has been an entrepreneur since childhood. After honing his leadership skills as an outdoor guide in his younger years, he started his professional career as an independent consultant focused on delivering data products and digital strategies to enterprise clients in South America.

He is experienced in independent grant writing and public/private partnerships at the highest level, having worked directly with OpenGrants’ current strategic partner, Momentum.

Donna Harris, Founder & CEO, Builders + Backers

Donna Harris is CEO of Builders + Backers, a venture studio and investment firm igniting entrepreneurial action and experimentation in communities around the world. Harris is also General Partner of 1776 Ventures, a venture capital fund with investments on five continents, and a Venture Partner at Praxis. She was formerly Managing Director of the Startup America Partnership during the Obama Administration and she is on the Board of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the Policy Council of the Economic Innovation Group.

Harris is also an active angel investor, cofounder of K Street Capital, and was recognized as one of the top 25 female early-stage investors in the United States in 2021. Named as one of Washington DC’s Power 100 by Washington Business Journal and Washington Life, and as a Tech Titan by Washingtonian Magazine, she has become one of the most influential leaders on the intersection of entrepreneurship, investing and economic thriving. Harris holds a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University, an MBA from The University Michigan, and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from American University.