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Distinguished Innovator Speaker Series: Navigating Business and Life with Alicia Hanf
September 29, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Navigating Business and Life with Alicia Hanf: If you want to go fast go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
Alicia Hanf is a 6-year veteran in the US Army. Her perseverance through her military training, as well as overcoming a major loss in her life has helped her to be a successful business consultant today. Alicia Hanf also shares tips on how to find resilience and re-orient yourself with your surroundings, using a military situational awareness technique of “finding your last known point”. Finding your last known point helps you plot your way back from being lost.
Whether it is to help start a new business, grow an existing one, or connect with networking groups, Hanf advises on how to take advantage of the many resources available to succeed.
More about Alicia:
Alicia Hanf is the Founder & Managing Partner at Dear Mama Ventures. An investment platform, with a $1B initiative to deploy financial, social, and intellectual capital to Black, brown, female, and Veteran-led founders who are solving some of the world’s most challenging problems. Alicia is fortunate enough to have worked with startups, private and public companies such as LG, Walt Disney, the Department of Defense, the NFL, and most proudly the US Army. After her six-year service in the US Army Alicia returned to civilian life to lead the way for veterans to become startup founders, launching the LA chapter of Bunker Labs and helping scale the organization from 10-35 locations in 15 months. Alicia has designed a curriculum for use at Saudi Aramco’s Wa’ed Accelerator, worked with various family offices, and VC firms, and helped hundreds of startup founders develop and launch new businesses. Her perseverance through her military training, as well as overcoming a major loss in her life has helped her to be a successful adviser today for fast-paced startups & international celebrities such as NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis, and NBA Allstar and investor Baron Davis where she directed fund management, and investments. Alicia believes that it is possible to change the world a little, to a lot each day. She demonstrates this through her commitment to empowering underestimated entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams, inspiring people to be their best, and building thriving, sustainable ecosystems for the communities she serves.