Reducing barriers with Melissa Allen, Executive Director @ League of Innovators

April 6, 2022

On this week’s show, we spoke with Melissa Allen, Executive Director @ League of Innovators | Venture Partner @ LOI Ventures

Melissa Allen is the Executive Director of the League of Innovators, a national charity that empowers the next generation of entrepreneurs. Melissa began her career in sales and marketing at tech companies such as Torstar Digital and Google, before pivoting to an award-winning career in wealth management. Combining her love of tech and finance, Melissa became an angel investor in 2019 and is passionate about creating more accessibility and representation in the tech and venture capital industry, which in her opinion ultimately benefits everyone.

On the show, we spoke about: 

  • How  Melissa got into venture
  • The vision behind League of Innovators
  • Helping students achieve their dreams
  • Starting a small venture fund and her thesis

It was a blast catching up with Melissa after a few years. She is mission driven and her passion was evident during the interview. 

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