Garry Johnson III
Garry Johnson III is the founder of multiple startups and companies focused on social venture contributing to more inclusive innovation ecosystems. The First Founders Accelerator, launched by Garry in 2019, is designed to boost underrepresented founders — those from one or more groups including racial and ethnic minorities, LGBTQ, people with disabilities and women — with a free 12-week program of educational sessions and mentoring. Garry Johnson is a graduate of the University of Delaware where he earned his M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design in 2018. At UD, he started an annual pitch competition called 'I Have a Dream' to empower young men of color in Wilmington. In 2018, he won HBCUvc's first Pitch Competition held at Prairie View A&M University in Texas, was awarded StartUpAfrica's Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and graduated from Founder Gym, a program training underrepresented founders around the world in understanding how to raise venture capital and build great startups. He's recently been featured as one of the Delaware Business Times' 'People to Watch in 2019.'
Links to Talks: Garry Johnson III of First Founders on Entrepreneurship and Cooperative Impact in Delaware and Inclusive by Design.