I am Chante, a growth strategist championing innovative technologies and solutions that solve major problems for cities related to the built environment, mobility, agriculture, energy, property, etc. I lead business strategy engagements as Vice President at Capalino, an urban consultancy based in NYC, where I work to scale early-stage, growth-stage and established companies.
Through my work, I have driven long-term expansion for companies by leading them through the complex processes of winning procurement opportunities, securing pilot projects, undertaking design challenges, and launching community impact initiatives.
Prior to my current role, I worked to advance campaigns across the country under the Obama administration and initiatives across New York City and State. I am passionate about civic engagement and a fierce advocate for women and people of color’s representation in urban innovation. I am an alumna of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs and a graduate of American University.
Quick fun facts: I’m a twin, tea aficionado, meditation devotee, writer and podcasts enthusiast. Dance and music are my first love, and my dad is currently teaching me how to DJ so stay tuned for some exciting mixes post-quarantine!
I will be answering your questions related to ecosystem mapping for sustainable growth, tapping into public funding opportunities, unlocking public-private R&D collaborations, understanding/tapping into your customer base in an urban market, and PPP strategy development during and post-COVID.
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Republic Venture Partner Chante Harris is the first Ask Me Anything (AMA) of this weekly series!
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