Hi! My name is Erika Lucas. I'm a mom, startup founder, early-stage investor and recovering economic developer.
I was born in Mexico into a family of boostrapped entrepreneurs who launched businesses not because it was cool but out of necessity. I've seen the dignity entrepreneurship brings to an individual and that's why I strongly believe that increasing the participation of traditionally overlooked founders is the fastest way to achieve true economic mobility.
I often speak about the need to invest in women entrepreneurs
and entrepreneurs of color.
"You can tell Erika is committed to growing the density of startups in her region. She is warm and engaging from the start. She immediately connects with the audience when she shares her family's stories of entrepreneurialism. She has a fire inside her to make a difference in her community."
Jenny LaCorte Bailey
Founder, JLB Style
"Erika's entrepreneurial spirit is a true magnet for founders and investors. She has mastered the science of collaboration by building authenticity and trust across ecosystems."
Head of Sustainability,
Pine Bridge Investments
"Erika brings to life the power of entrepreneurship with her story. Understanding the opportunities that are available to new founders, immediately had me thinking about the best avenue to ensure my business success. Her expertise is evident and her delivery style makes even difficult concepts easy. She and her husband Chris will ignite a spark in your entrepreneurial heart."
Founder, Imagine Miracles
IN THE NEWS
My husband and I launched StitchCrew because we strongly believe the fastest way to close wealth gaps and achieve economic mobility is by increasing the participation of traditionally overlooked entrepreneurs. In partnership with the Oklahoma City Thunder we run an accelerator program to connect traditionally overlooked founders with capital, resources and social networks.
We totally went there and launched a podcast to highlight entrepreneurs, innovators and changemakers in the middle of the country.
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