women entrepreneurs

On women entrepreneurs, creativity, and #metoo

Alice Loy at Denver Startup Week 2017

Look around and you’ll see startups everywhere. Or, at least startups that are all grown up.

Facebook, Google, Uber, and The Weinstein Company, all started out as ideas and then were shaped, by their founders, into the mega companies they are today. Today’s startups are tomorrow’s behemoths.

But for far too long women have been brushed off, overlooked, pushed out or otherwise excluded from the startup landscape. We've been working on that problem for the last four years, and we're committing to do even more. 

TECHIE WOMAN

CEO and Founder, Carrie Shaw

How the Founder and CEO of Embodied Labs Broke the “Tech Bro” Mold, Won $50,000 from the DOE, and Turned Childhood Pain into the Next Wave of Virtual Reality

A Different Kind of Acceleration

Sequoia Brown of FAR Botanicals speaking at Creative Startups Demo Day 2015

There’s almost nothing more difficult than starting your own company. Add to that dealing with expectations linked to gender, race, and socioeconomic class, and it can feel like an impossible task. But for female entrepreneurs, the world is finally moving faster in some areas, and it’s happening largely because investors and support organizations are paying attention in the micro to get macro effects

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The Changing Landscape for Female Entrepreneurs

Women-owned businesses have been the fastest growing segment in the American economy over the past two decades, adding more than a half a million jobs. By 2013, there were roughly 8.6 million women-owned businesses and that number continues to climb.

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