Veronica Aguilar serves as the Director of the 1871 + IHCC Latinx Incubator, a program aimed to create sustainable economic opportunities for hispanic technology companies - providing educational programming, technical resources and access to networks.
As a political appointee under the Obama Administration, Veronica started her career in the Small Business Office at the U.S. General Services Administration. There she led the National Outreach Education Program aimed to enhance opportunities for underrepresented small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to partner with federal agencies focusing on transparency in the federal procurement process.
She then joined the GSA Administrator’s senior team and worked on implementing the President’s agenda on modernizing the federal government through a digital transformation. After the presidential transition,Veronica continued her work in the tech space joining 1776, an incubator based in D.C. There, she co-lead a Innovation Challenge Program aimed to address corporate partners challenges, sourcing startups across the world and preparing them to pitch pilot proposals.
Veronica is a proud Chicago native. She grew up in Hermosa and attended The University of Pennsylvania. She is excited to be back in her hometown working on creating more opportunities for Hispanic tech startups working at IHCC. Veronica stays active through working with aerial silks, traveling and is a self-proclaimed speakeasy critic.