Erin Horne McKinney
National Executive Director
Passionate about financial inclusion, social impact, inclusive innovation, and equitable entrepreneurship, Erin Horne McKinney serves as the inaugural National Executive Director of the Howard University & PNC National Center for Entrepreneurship.
Erin is a seasoned executive, investor, Womanist, Afrofuturist, activist, advocate, communication scientist, and serial entrepreneur and intrapreneur with more than two decades of entrepreneurship and tech policy, venture capital, economic and business development, Inclusion/Diversity/Equity/Allyship (IDEA), and marketing communications experience.
Erin is a Cofounder of Zimbali Networks (a Web3 fintech company building an ecosystem of financially inclusive products) and she is the Founder of the global community, Black Female Founders (acquired). Erin is a member of Pipeline Angels and serves as an advisor and mentor to startups, incubators, and accelerator programs. She is a founding member of the Black Innovation Alliance (BIA) and serves on the advisory board for Collider’s Inclusion Open program (funded by the Kauffman Foundation), and as a Board Director for the Greater Twin Cities United Way, Tubman, and BIA. She also serves as the founding President & CEO of the African American Community Development Corporation (AACDC) of Minnesota and the Chair & Managing Partner of Minnesota Impact Partners (MIP), a real estate development firm. She is proud to be the mom of two amazing young, Black men and a two-time graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C.