We believe that together with our differences will build a more empathetic and innovative world.
Her passion for community and education helped scale kickSprout to 10 cities, building communities of parents and collaborating with hundreds of educators, businesses, and brands. Leasa’s experience in startups had led her to be featured in Chicago Parents, Crain’s Chicago Business, TimeOut Chicago, ChicagoInno, and Techweek’s Launch Competition.
Leasa was selected as a fellow for the Startup Leadership Program, a highly selective, world-class training program for outstanding founders, leaders, and innovators who want to become top startup CEOs.
Diversely is her passion to close the diversity gap in tech, and to be a voice at the table for women and diverse candidates looking to discover their purpose-driven career at a company that celebrates a diverse and inclusive culture. You can follow her startup journey on Instagram: @leasanavarro.
His passion for tech led him to join various startup roles at Pandora Radio, Apple Inc., Startup Institute Chicago, as well as founding several tech startups in Chicago beginning in 2007 in the areas of music, ad-tech, and education focused ventures.
In addition to Diversely, Carlo also serves as the Executive Director of the Cancer Research Foundation – Chicago Chapter, a non-profit dedicated to investing in early-career cancer researchers to help find a cure.
Carlo’s experience has led him to speak at SXSW, Technori, Chicago Ideas Week:Youth, and he was recently named one of ChicagoInno’s 50 on Fire Entrepreneurs in 2017. Carlo’s vlog and podcast, “Designing a Startup Life” is currently a documentary on his life as an entrepreneur. You can follow his story on Instagram: @startupdad.
Meet the Team & Mentors
Mentor - D&I Company ExperienceD&I Consultant
Mentor - Education & CurriculumDirector, Organizational Management at Green Chef
Mentor - Design & DevelopmentFounder & CEO, Dynomapper
Mentor - Education & CurriculumDirector, Clique Studios
Mentor - Community & Customer Experience
Community & Customer Experience Consultant
Mentor - DevOpsCo-Founder, Inn8Media