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Tanya Sam          

Director of Partnerships at TechSquare Labs, Cofounder of BuiltxWomen & Star of Real Housewives of Atlanta

Tanya Sam is a tech savvy businesswoman. Sam is the Director of Partnerships at TechSquare Labs, a technology startup hub and venture capital fund. Since 2016, TechSquare Labs has invested in over 30 companies and those companies have raised over $300 million dollars in venture capital and generated over $100 million dollars in revenue.

Sam is passionate about creating pathways to bring more women and minorities into business and technology. She cofounded BuiltxWomen, a business accelerator for female entrepreneurs. She currently leads Ascend 2020, a technology startup and small business pre-accelerator for minority and female founders. Additionally, Sam serves on the Board of Directors for Kate’s Club, a non-profit organization that empowers children that have experienced the death of a parent or sibling. This organization and all the children they help hold a special place in her heart as she also experienced loss at an early age, losing her mother at the age of 12.

Sam appears on the show The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Sam lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her fiancé Dr. Paul Judge, a technology entrepreneur and investor. She was born in Toronto, Canada and her parents are from Ghana and England.

She has practiced nursing for over a decade in some of the top oncology hospitals in Toronto, New York and Atlanta including Princess Margaret Hospital, Northside Hospital, and New York Presbyterian. Sam earned a Bachelor of Science in Genetics and Cell Biology from McGill University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Toronto. She is a fashionista, an avid runner, workout queen, spin-cyclist, traveler, foodie and bibliophile.

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