Tagan Horton caught the entrepreneurial bug while studying international development at Spelman College.
The Decatur, Ga., native had explored many career paths, including politics and the nonprofit world, and had interned at UNICEF, studied international policy for a summer at Princeton and traveled to Ghana with an NGO to build compost toilets.
It’s a journey that ultimately landed her in Cleveland, working within Northeast Ohio’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem and with organizations such as JumpStart, KeyBank and Venture For America, all of which also have a commitment to diversifying the startup world.
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Written by Annie Zaleski.
Originally published July 9, 2020.