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Girls Raising is a series of pitch events that helps women founded startups get publicity, network with like-minded entrepreneurs, and meet influential women that can help move their businesses forward. This is a small private event with a limited number of tickets in order to maintain a productive networking atmosphere. 

Women make up half the US workforce but represent only 25% of the technology industry. According to the Dow Jones VentureOne, only 6% of the startups that took one round of VC in 2010 had a female CEO and just 7% boasted a female founder. In 2011, men founded 89% of Californian companies that received crucial seed funding. Let's work towards balancing the scale and understanding the strengths and weaknesses between men and women in leadership and entrepreneurial positions.

Girls Raising supports, educates and encourages female entrepreneurs. We help them build the confidence and network that is neccessary when raising a seed round of funding.

This is an opportunity for guests to preview some of the great companies being built by women and to hear from some of the most successful and influential women of our time. 

It’s a great time to be a woman!

Congratulations to the following Founders and Companies that have been selected to pitch

  • Katarina Vorotova- Try the world
  • Lauren Kay- The Dating Ring
  • Michele Spiezia- Bespoke
  • Mee Jung Jang - Voncierge 
  • Marianne Bellottie-Exversion

HOSTS

Vanessa Dawson, Founder of Evry: Co-host at Ultralight Startups, Lover of Events & Connecting @VanessaNDawson

Kathleen Ong, Evangelist at Wantering: MBA grad, Fashionista and Social Media Addict @itsmekathleeno

Speakers

      • Brittany Laughlin
      • General Manager Union Square Ventures
      • Brittany is the General Manager of the Union Square Ventures Network. The USV Network brings together peers across portfolio companies to connect, learn and grow. Prior to Union Square Ventures, Brittany founded Incline, transitioning military veterans into technology jobs, and co-founded gtrot, a social travel recommendation engine. @br_ttany

      • Kelly Hoey
      • Angel Investor & Co-Founder of WIM
      • Kelly Hoey is an Angel Investor and Co-Founder of Women Innvote Mobile, the first accelerator program for women founded (or co-founded) startups focused on mobile technology or mobile applications.  She was listed in Forbes as one of five women changing the world of VC/Entrepreneurship, and on the 2013 list of "40 women to watch over 40". @jkhoey

      • Amy Jain
      • Co-Founder of BaubleBar
      • Amy and Daniella became fast friends while bonding over their love of shopping. Although their closets were bursting with shoes, bags and blouses, they realized that some key items were missing: the jewelry they needed to top it all off.  The reason why? There were too many options at department stores and too few at boutiques. What’s a savvy fashionista to do? they thought. And that’s how the idea for BaubleBar was born. 

        Amy holds a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. @amykjain

      • Daniella Yacobovsky
      • Co-Founder of BaubleBar
      • Amy and Daniella became fast friends while bonding over their love of shopping. Although their closets were bursting with shoes, bags and blouses, they realized that some key items were missing: the jewelry they needed to top it all off.  The reason why? There were too many options at department stores and too few at boutiques. What’s a savvy fashionista to do? they thought. And that’s how the idea for BaubleBar was born. 

        Daniella holds a B.S. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School. @DaniellaYac

5:30PM Doors Open
6:00PM - 6:15PM Event Begins
Welcome
6:15PM - 6:45PM Panelist Introductions
6:45PM - 7:10PM 3 Pitches: 2 min pitches, 2 min Q&A, 2 min advice
7:10PM - 7:30PM Break
7:30PM - 7:45PM 2 Pitches: 2 min pitches, 2 min Q&A, 2 min advice
7:45PM - 8:00PM Cocktails, Appetizers, Networking
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