Author: Jack Semrau

Is Online is Here to Stay? A New Way of Networking in Business School!

Is Online is Here to Stay? A New Way of Networking in Business School!

Beginning a graduate program in the middle of a global pandemic that has historically put a large portion of its value into the network you are entering and the partnerships you’ll be able to develop seemed like a bad gambit. My initial thoughts were that class quality itself did not seem impacted and that perhaps the social aspect would be sufficient as well, but after a year its fair to say that just has not measured up. Enter the new way forward that more and more business schools, including Emory, are adopting to not only let connection flourish again,...

Inclusion Through Fund Distribution: A Look at Impact via Micro-VCs

Inclusion Through Fund Distribution: A Look at Impact via Micro-VCs

As a Black man with a multi-racial background, this past year has been both tremendously challenging but also somewhat strangely uplifting. Despite the turmoil and pile-up of unfortunate news, I found solace knowing that at least within the communities I operated in, change and activism was at the forefront of discussions. One particular area centered on the absolute lack and need for funding availability for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual+ (LGBTQIA+), and non-male founders within the startup ecosystem. As a new student within the Goizueta Business School ecosystem, I have...