This event wants to help shift the demographics of entrepreneurship - Technical.ly Philly

Access

Jun. 12, 2018 12:09 pm

This event wants to help shift the demographics of entrepreneurship

How can female entrepreneurs counter the prevailing inequities in access to capital? Head to Quorum on June 14 for lessons.

The event is happening at the Science Center's Quorum space.

(Courtesy photo)

An upcoming event at the University City Science Center is looking to reverse an unsettling trend: Even though female-led and diverse startups have shown above-average performance, just 2 percent of VC dollars went to female founders in 2017.

Happening on June 14 at QuorumFemale Founders and Funders wants to arm entrepreneurs with tools to navigate “the challenges women face in and out of the boardroom and persuade funders that investing in a female founder is an opportunity rather than a liability.”

Participants will hear advice from female investors and entrepreneurs. Here’s the lineup of speakers for the panel discussion, which will be moderated by Lori Reiner, Partner-In-Charge at EisnerAmper who sits on the board of the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE).

  • Vanessa Chan, Robin Hood
  • Holly Flanagan, Gabriel Investments/Her Corner
  • Jenn Ehlen, Brazen Global
  • Liz Sigety, Delaware Crossing
  • Sarah Sommers, iFundWomen
RSVP

“I think one of the keys to supporting female founders and investment in female-led emerging companies is for more women to become active in investing in these companies — and for women investors to participate in angel networks and funds that are not just for women,” said Delaware Crossing’s Sigety. “Having women at the table in a diverse environment will benefit all.”

(Three related stories: Here’s a list of 45 female venture capitalists in the Philly area, a roundup of tips for a successful first meeting with investors and an inclusion-minded list of speakers.)

Advertisement

After the free event, Wilco Electronics exec Brigitte Daniel and Sue Lohr from Robin Hood Ventures will hold office hours for founders and aspiring entrepreneurs.

-30-
JOIN THE COMMUNITY, BECOME A MEMBER
Already a member? Sign in here

Advertisement

Why this aspiring data analyst is looking for a mentor

Here’s a list of 75 career-building resources for Philly women in tech

Comcast’s LIFT Labs is launching a new meetup group for female founders and funders

SPONSORED

Philly

Join the team at Odessa working to shake up the global leasing industry

Blue Bell, PA

Pinnacle 21

Senior Software Engineer

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Linode

Product Marketing Manager

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Linode

Systems Software Engineer

Apply Now

It’s Women in Tech month at Technical.ly. Here’s how to get featured

Here’s how Grubhub’s CTO helps a distributed dev team run smoothly

Finding creative freedom and work-life balance at Penn Mutual

SPONSORED

Philly

How this Vistar Media software engineer succeeds on an ‘inclusive team’

Philadelphia, PA - Center City

Odessa

Sr. Business Analyst – Bilingual (Spanish)

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

PromptWorks

Senior UX Designer

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

Linode

Senior Software Engineer – Kubernetes

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!