Garry Johnson III is an award-winning startup founder and nationally recognized ecosystem builder working to build a more inclusive and equitable innovation economy. He’s been recognized as a Delaware Business Times 40 Under 40 honoree, HBCU.vc & Hen Hatch Pitch Competition Winner, Startup Africa Youth Entrepreneur of the Year, Siegfried Award Recipient, among other accolades.
Garry serves as Founder & Managing Partner at Bison Venture Partners, a firm on a mission to empower a new generation of owners and angel investors.
Garry also serves as the Founder & Executive Director of First Founders Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization on a mission to lower barriers to entry and increase the likelihood of success in the innovation ecosystem. The organization helps early-stage entrepreneurs launch successful startups through our accelerator programs, community support, and access to resources. The First Founders community currently supports 300+ entrepreneurs from around the world who've raised $500k+ in non-dilutive funding and more than $3 million in venture capital.