“VC Fireside Chat” 2nd Edition – with Jessica Robinson

Publish Date:  March 21st, 2023

Join us on Thursday, April 13th for the second edition of our “VC Fireside Chat” series, with Jessica Robinson, Co-Founder and Partner at Assembly Ventures.

Are you eager to explore the world of venture capital in the United States? Do you have an innovative idea or a burning question that you would love to pitch to an expert in this field? Look no further!

Join us for a discussion on all things VC, where you can share your ideas and curiosities with a knowledgeable expert in a welcoming environment. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or a curious newcomer, this is your chance to dive into the dynamic landscape of venture capital in the U.S. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to learn, grow, and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for innovation!

In this Q&A session you have the opportunity to pitch your idea, get valuable feedback, ask all your burning questions about raising in the U.S. and get insights on topics such as:

  • An overview of the current VC landscape
  • How to set your business up for success at an early stage
  • What to include in your pitch deck and the key metrics to focus on

‍Who Should Attend

Berlin-based startup founders, aspiring entrepreneurs, startup team members, and startup evangelists.

About the Guest Speaker: Jessica Robinson

Jessica Robinson is a Co-Founder and Partner at Assembly Ventures. She is a mobility investor, entrepreneur, educator, and champion of Detroit.

As Co-Founder and Partner of Assembly Ventures, she invests in and strategically supports the entrepreneurs and mobility companies moving the Western world. She joined Assembly Ventures from her prior role establishing the Michigan Mobility Institute, an organization she co-founded to accelerate talent readiness for the mobility industry.

Jessica previously led the development of next-generation mobility efforts at Ford Smart Mobility where she was the Director of City Solutions, a team which supported go-to-market strategies for the company’s entire mobility portfolio. An early arrival to the new mobility industry, she was a key field leader at Zipcar, the world’s largest car sharing organization, where she held roles in growth, operations, and marketing across North America.

Her background in technology and innovation includes prior work at Techstars launching corporate startup accelerators with industry-leading partners like Target and Virgin Media. In 2020, Jessica was named Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. She is an active startup mentor, advisor to the Zell Lurie Commercialization Fund at the University of Michigan, serves on the advisory board for the MS Robotics program at Wayne State University, and micro lender who invests in women entrepreneurs and business owners in Detroit.

Jessica served as a 2021 Detroit delegate to the Harvard Business School Young American Leaders Program, an initiative that brings together cross-sector leaders to drive new strategies for shared American prosperity. In recognition of her public-private work, she has also been named a Next City Vanguard, a competitive distinction for top young urban innovators working to make change in global cities. She also previously served as a Governor’s appointee to the State of Michigan’s Workforce Development Board representing mobility businesses.

Registration for this event is closed, we hope to see you at our next one!