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Underrepresented Communities Are Building Their Own Funding Networks - and Thriving Forget seats at the table. Now's the time to build a completely new table.

By Liz Brody

This story appears in the December 2020 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Courtesy of Reunion
Max Skolnik, Jessica Lynch, and Raymar Hampshire, founders of Reunion

About two years ago, Max Skolnik and Jessica Lynch were at SXSW in a room packed with entrepreneurs of color discussing how to improve access to capital. A woman stood up and said, "You're talking about adding seats to the table. We don't want seats. We want a new table."

Based on what's happening today, the future of entrepreneurship may be full of many new tables.

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