There are disproportionately few women creating tech startups, receiving venture capital funding and running Fortune 500 companies. Really disproportionate. Just 3 percent of VC-funded tech startups are created by women, according to the trailer for the feature documentary She Started It.
As part of Delaware Innovation Week 2017, the University of Delaware Horn Program in Entrepreneurship — in partnership with Girl Develop It Wilmington — will host a screening of the doc, which features five female entrepreneurs in the tech space.
From the event’s Meetup page:
Launched in 2013, She Started It is a feature length documentary film on women tech entrepreneurs that aims to highlight successful role models for young women. It is the first film to show the behind the scenes of running a tech start-up as a young woman.
Following five women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again, She Started It takes viewers on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Along the way, it weaves in big-picture perspectives from women like investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan Smith; GoldieBlox CEO Debbie Sterling; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook.
Through intimate, action-driven storytelling, She Started It explores the cultural roots of female underrepresentation in entrepreneurship—including pervasive self-doubt, fear of failure, and risk aversion among young women. It exposes, too, the structural realities women face as they become entrepreneurs, including lack of female role models and investors, and the persistent dearth of venture capital funding made available to women-led companies.
The screening will take place Monday, Nov. 6 from 6–8 p.m. at Trabant Multi-Purpose Room B, 17 W. Main St., in Newark.
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