The statistics are stark. In 2019:
- Women-only founding teams received just 2.6% of all venture capital invested in startups.
- Women make up only 12% of all decision makers at venture capital firms in the United States.
- When compared to male founders, female founders raise 30% less money after contacting 23% more investors.
But what's it really like for women to start and grow a company? Do women VCs make decisions about funding startups differently than men? What changes to the fund-raising process could make a difference in the success rate of woman-founded/woman-led startups?
In our quest to always be thinking about what's next for founders, our panel will address these questions and more. If you're a founder, learn how to overcome the challenges. If you're an investor or advisor, discover opportunities that others might not see!
Join us on January 21 for a lively, insightful discussion! Get inspired to defy the odds and see more women founders succeed!
January 21 5:00pm - 7:00pm
via Zoom - details provided to registrants on January 19
What is BRIIA®?
What is BRIIA®?
At BRIIA, we believe that entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of our civilization. Without it, we limit our collective progress and fail to solve many of the challenging problems we face. It's not easy, but it is vital that entrepreneurs succeed! BRIIA provides the guidance, tools and resources to fuel their success.
At this event, BRIIA will be launching it's multi-year program - Defy the Odds - to actively support more women founders. Our intent is to do all that we can to increase the number of women-led companies that get funded.
Our new startup accelerator program — The Intelligent Accelerator® — integrates our Mentor Network, 40 courses, and a curated cadre of provisioners into a step-by-step journey. Each founder navigates their unique journey on our online platform. When a Founder completes the Foundation Program, we review their progress and select startups move into our Advanced Programs. Check out our past graduates.
BRIIA also offers a customizable Corporate Entrepreneurship Accelerator to help CEOs de-risk the investments they are making in unproven markets and technologies. With an entrepreneurial mindset and our methodologies and tools, these new initiatives can move forward faster and use data-driven decision making to conquer the unknowns.