50 Inclusive Entrepreneurship Champions You Should Be Following on Twitter

Earlier this week our CEO Jean Case shared the Case Foundation’s journey from understanding our work through the lens of our three pillars, or our main areas of interest, to distilling the core of what we do—catalyze movements around social innovation, tipping the scales from good intention to action.

As movement catalyzers, we are not creating a new program or issue area at the Foundation, but rather, are joining in and accelerating a movement that already has purpose, stakeholders and allies. For our newest movement around inclusive entrepreneurship, we have pulled up a seat at a table already populated with the inspiring entrepreneurs, savvy investors and dedicated ecosystem builders who seek to level the playing field for women entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs of color. Together, we are working to upend the bleak statistics regarding access to financial capital, risk tolerance and the cultural barriers faced by diverse entrepreneurs and create a new system that allows all individuals with innovative ideas to have access to the resources necessary to build, grow and scale their business.

In an effort to lift up these varied voices, ecosystem builders and entrepreneurs leading the inclusive entrepreneurship movement, we’ve curated a list of 50 inclusive entrepreneurship champions you should be following on Twitter. We know that this list is in no way exhaustive of the many incredible people doing work in this sector, but we hope this will give you a starting point to understand and join in the quest to create a level playing field for all entrepreneurs. If you want to shine a spotlight on others supporting this ecosystem, please let us know on Twitter using @CaseFoundation and the hashtag #Ent4All.

Follow the whole list below with one easy click. And don’t forget to keep in touch with the Case Foundation and our team! @CaseFoundation   @JeanCase   @SteveCase  @SaratKoch
(Full Team List)

Alejandra Castillo
@MBDANatlDir
The official Twitter feed of the United States Minority Business Development Agency National Director
Ari Horie
@AriHorie
Founder of Women’s Startup Lab (@wslab) & MoChiGo
Backstage Capital
@backstage_cap
Venture capital fund investing in startups led by women, Black & Latinx, and LGBT founders. Contact = @ArlanWasHere
Blackstone Entrepreneurship Initiative
@BlackstoneEI
@Blackstone Entrepreneurship Initiative, powered by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. Cultivating entrepreneurship and igniting job growth globally.
Carolyn Rodz
@carolynrodz
Founder of @CircularB, a #startup accelerator for #femalefounders. Mom of 2, wife of 1, entrepreneurial advocate & contributor to Fortune, HuffPo + Entrepreneur
Clare O’Connor
@Clare_OC
Staff writer at @Forbes, mostly covering women entrepreneurs and workplace equality. No plans to go camping.
Darius Graham
@dariusg
Director, Social Innovation Lab (@SIL_Baltimore) at @JohnsHopkins; Founder & Board Chair, @dcsocialinnov; Adjunct Professor, @GoucherCollege;#AnyoneAnInnovator
Defy Ventures
@defyventures
We are an entrepreneurship, employment, and leadership training program that serves people with criminal histories.
Derek T. Dingle
@DTDingle
Sr. VP/Editor-in-Chief of @BlackEnterprise Magazine. Award-winning author. Co-founder, Milestone Media comic book co. Proud alum of Norfolk State U.
Diana Project
@Diana_Group
Diana International assembles researchers worldwide interested in women’s entrepreneurship
Duke I&E
@EshipatDuke
Latest happenings from the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative.
Eutiquio Tiq Chapa
@TiqChapa108
Program Manager: Stanford GSB Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative. Mobile UX/Behavior Designer. Democratizing info. PoliticsDonors. Educating billions. Crossfit.
Freada Klein
@TheRealFreada
Founder of Level Playing Field Institute, investor in social impact startups, dog devotee
Hajj Flemings
@hajjflemings
Featured in @CNN’s Black in America 4. Founder of @BrandCampU. Founder of@RebrandDetroit a @knightfdn#knightcities project. #rebrandDetroit
Jade Floyd
@JadeFloydDC
Senior Director of Communications @CaseFoundation + @Revolution Venture Capital | Food + Wine + Design Addict
Johnathan Holifield
@TheTrimTabber
Author of Upcoming book on Inclusive Competitiveness, former NFL player, Keynote Speaker, Advisor & Consultant.
JumpStart Inc
@jumpstartinc
We are a nationally recognized nonprofit that unlocks the full potential of diverse & ambitious entrepreneurs to economically transform entire communities.
Kapor Center
@KaporCenter
The Kapor Center is relentlessly pursuing creative strategies to leverage tech for positive, progressive change.
Kathryn Finney
@KathrynFinney
Founder/Speaker/Investor/Wifer/Mother. @digundiv, @rewritethecode, #projectdiane, @budgetfashion (sold).
Kauffman Foundation
@KauffmanFDN
Fostering economic independence by advancing education & entrepreneurship. RTs ≠ endorsements.
Kesha Cash
@KeshaCashIAFund
General Partner @ Impact America Fund
Kimberly Bryant
@6Gems
Founder @BlackGirlsCode ~ White House Champion of Change ~ 2014 GOOD 100 /good.is/the100 Find me here
Kirsten Saenz Tobey
@kirstentobey
founder & chief impact officer@revolutionfoods, mom, social entrepreneur, healthy food junkie, board member @netimpact and @mercaris
LATINAS THINK BIG®
@ThinkBigSociety
Latinas Think Big® is a global membership community and platform tailored to support and accelerate your career and ventures. Join us!
Laura Weidman Powers
@laurawp
Co-Founder/CEO @Code2040. Fellow @NewAmericaCA @EchoingGreen. Alum @StanfordBiz @StanfordLaw @Harvard.
Lemelson Foundation
@lemelsonfdn
Improving lives through invention
Lydia Dishman
@LydiaBreakfast
Business journalist @FastCompany and others. Bronx native. @FordhamNotes alum. Tweets = mine. RTs not endorsements. Hearts = bookmarks or love, you choose.
Makinde Adeagbo
@makinde
Founder of @devcolororg. Engineer at @Pinterest, @Dropbox & @Facebook. Husband to @iamawara.
Mandela SH
@MandelaSH
@KaporCapital helping tech startups succeed in biz, social impact and diversity | @Forbes 30Under30
Maria Contreras-Sweet
@MCS4Biz
Official account of @POTUS @Cabinetmember Maria Contreras-Sweet,@SBAgov Administrator. Former CA Cabinet Secretary, community banker and entrepreneur.
Megan Rose Dickey
@meganrosedickey
Reporter @TechCrunch covering diversity & inclusion and social justice. megan at techcrunch dot com
Monique Woodard
@MoniqueWoodard
Venture Partner @500Startups // Founder & ED @blackfounders
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center
@thecenter
The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center is designed to educate, innovate and connect aspiring & current entrepreneurs. Grow your ideas. Get inspired. Tell your story.
New Profit
@newprofit
#AdvanceEquity is a new digital dialogue series about equity and inclusion. Join us in advancing bold new ideas for systemic change: http://newprofit.org/amplify
Pamela Lewis
@PamintheDLewis
Executive Director of @neimichigan.
PowerMoves
@powermovesnola
PowerMoves.NOLA is about creating power through opportunity – the opportunity of high growth minority Traditional & Tech Entrepreneurship.
Project Entrepreneur
@pjtentrepreneur
Project Entrepreneur ignites bold ideas by providing women access to the tools, training and networks needed to build scalable, economically impactful companies
Regina Ann Campbell
@ReginaAnnCampbe
A Lover of Detroit, all about people, place and purpose! Economic development working with small businesses, supporting entrepreneurs in the Detroit Region!
Rethink Impact
@rethinkimpact
Investing in ecosystems of change
Ross Baird
@rossbaird
Executive Director of @villagecapital; also teach at @UVA. Enable entrepreneurs to solve major global problems.
Salvador Rodriguez
@sal19
@Inc Reporter covering tech, diversity, startups & entrepreneurs. Before w/@IBTimes, @LATimes. Let’s play air hockey. DM me srodriguez@inc.com
Sarah Koch
@SarahtKoch
VP, Social Innovation @Casefoundation. Passionate about #ent4all, #nptech, #socent & gluten free baking.
Sheila Herrling
@sherrling
SVP Social Innovation @CaseFoundation; ex @MCCgov @CGDev @USTreasury Passionate about family, friends, fun, well articulated views, bourbon.
Talib Graves-Manns
@TalibValue
@Black_WallSt + @LifeOnAutoPilot + Point AB. Code2040 + Google EIR + American Underground Durm. We replace question marks with periods. Tech. Innovation. VC.
Tory Burch Foundation
@ToryBurchFdn
The official Tory Burch Foundation tweets.
Unshackled Ventures
@UnshackledUS
An early stage venture fund created to support immigrant founders and economic value in the U.S.
Vanessa Dawson
@veedaws
All about The Vinetta Project
Vanessa K. De Luca
@Vanessa_KDeLuca
Editor-in-chief of ESSENCE@essencemag. Mom, wife, daughter, friend. Honored and blessed to serve Black women. IG: @vanmommy
William Crowder
@williamcrowder
Co-lead of @CVCatalyst, an early stage venture fund. | Partner at @Dreamit global startup accelerator.
Women in Venture
@WomenInVenture
WxV is a network of traditional VC dealmakers, founded and run by the same.

*This list is provided for informational and educational purposes only. Inclusion on this list does not indicate endorsement by the Foundation.

35 Millennial Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Next week hundreds of bright, passionate changemakers from all across the country will come to DC for MCON, the Millennial Engagement Conference, to learn from each other and over 35 distinguished speakers how to better engage the next generation. (Learn more about the Case Foundation’s work on the Millennial Impact Project.)

The amazing lineup of speakers assembled for MCON represents some of the country’s premiere Millennial influencers. Whether you are one of the hundreds headed to MCON in person, or one of the tens of thousands planning to watch it online, the Twitter list of speakers we’ve curated below will help you better engage in the online conversations happening around MCON next week.

Follow along with us at @CaseFoundation and @JeanCase. Be sure you’re a part of the conversation by using #MCON. And remember, you can access every Twitter handle on this list with one easy click through our Twitter list.

Jean Case
@JeanCase
CEO of the Case Foundation, Chairman of the National Geographic Society Board of Trustees
Gary Knell
@garyknell
President and CEO, National Geographic Society
Brad Jenkins
@bradjenkins
Executive Producer / Managing Director of Funny or Die DC, Former White House Assoc Director of Public Engagement. Father of Sadie and Oscar.
David Litt
@davidlitt
Former speechwriter for @POTUS. Current head writer/producer for DC office of @funnyordie. Also writing a book and hoping to win my Top Chef fantasy league.
Mayor Bowser
@MayorBowser
Official Twitter Account of the Mayor of Washington, DC
Gina Bianchini
@ginab
Passionate about community building. Mightybell, Ning. Occasional Athlete, Pop Culture Connoisseur and California Native.
Ettore Rossetti
@EttoreRossetti
Philanthropist. Sr Dir Social & Innovation @SavetheChildren. @GWR tennis title holder. UConn’92. Gamer epic moustache man Twin. Father.
Erin Spencer
@etspencer
@natgeo Young Explorer & @OurOcean Digital Coordinator. Ocean lover, travel addict, #WomeninStem advocate, invasive species nerd.
Sylvia Earle
@SylviaEarle
Oceanographer, National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence, Founder of @MissionBlue and 2009 TED Prize Winner. Saving and restoring the blue heart of the planet!
Minka Kelly
@Minkakelly
Actress and Philanthropist.
Miki Agrawal
@twinmiki
Author of bestseller DO COOL SH*T, CEO & Co-Founder of THINX, Icon, Tushy & Wild. Dreamer. Seeker.
Chris Temple
@Christemple8
Director+Co-Founder @LivingonOne | 2015 Top 100 Visionary Leaders (@Real_Leaders Magazine) | Speaker
David B Smith
@mobilizer
Social Entrepreneur, MD of @PresidioInst, Former ED of @NCoC, Founder of @mob_org.
Jo-Ann Tan
@somethingfierce
Jo-Ann is leads +Acumen – a learning community for social change-makers.
Laurindo Garcia
@laurindogarcia
Trying to make action speak louder than words. http://www.b-change.org
Christopher Punongbayan
@cpunongbayan
Executive Director, Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus. Civil rights advocate & tennis enthusiast.
Ayesha Barenblat
@abarenblat
Founder, Remake, @remakeourworld
DeRay McKesson
@deray
Activist. Organizer. Educator. Bowdoin. TFA. Baltimore.
Derrick Feldmann
@derrickfeldmann
President of Achieve (@achieve_consult) | Researcher | Author of Social Movements for Good
Vivien Labaton
@vivienlab
Co-Founder & Co-Director of Make It Work.
Eric Asche
@easche
Chief Little Bet Maker for Truth Initiative. Fighting for market share – one person at a time.
Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis Lamontagne
@KatherineSophie
Sister-Owners of GEORGETOWN CUPCAKE, Stars of TLC’s DC CUPCAKES, and Best-Selling Authors of THE CUPCAKE DIARIES and SWEET CELEBRATIONS
Karla Monterroso
@karlitaliliana
VP of Programs for @CODE2040, Board Member for @1Deg
Chef José Andrés
@chefjoseandres
Internationally-recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, television personality, humanitarian and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup.
Jay Newton-Small
@JNSmall
TIME magazine correspondent | Author of Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works
Kevin Cleary
@KevinClearyCEO
CEO @ClifBar, dad of three, eater of all things organic, bike commuter, Ninja Warrior & Little League Coach
Ryan Scott
@ryan_scott
CEO of @Causecast. Social Entrepreneur/Investor pioneering Employee Engagement in CSR, Corporate Philanthropy, Volunteerism and Community Impact.
Melissa Lake
@MelissaLLake
Co-founder of Honeycomb, Executive Director of ONEHOPE
Lansie Sylvia
@FancyLansie
Madeline Kahn meets the J. Peterman Company Catalogue. Dir. of Engagement for @HMCTwit. Founder of @PhillyGiveGet and @nsdemocracy.
Heidi Nel
@HeidiNel
Entrepreneur. Artist. @Picture_Motion President + @TrumanProject Partner. Passionate about social impact, film, ice cream + soul cycle.
Ryan Leslie
@ryanleslie
Disruptive Multimedia. Grammy-nominated recording artist, multi-platinum producer and avid technologist.
Matt Bellassai
@MattBellassai
Internet drunk. Writer. Actual People’s Choice Award Winner. I write about boys & butts & Beyoncé. Formerly @BuzzFeed. Now ~solo~
Reena Ninan
@reenaninan
@CBSNews Weekend News Anchor. Watch Saturday 630pm on @CBS & weekday afternoons on @cbsnlive at 1pm.
Case Foundation
@CaseFoundation
We invest in people and ideas that change the world. Founded by Steve and Jean Case in 1997. Take risks. Be Bold. Fail forward. Be Fearless.
MCON
@MCONideas
#MCON is a 3-day event for leaders, activists, social entrepreneurs, and students who want to change the world – for good. Let’s turn your interest into action.

This list is provided for informational and educational purposes only. Inclusion on this list does not include endorsement by the Foundation.