April 3rd: Speaker – Dallas Startup Week – The Next Big Opportunity: Women as Investors and Investments

Sara T Brand and Kerry Rupp, general partners of True Wealth Ventures, shared some powerful statistics regarding women as investors – with their investing characteristics and the influence they have on the markets from investable assets to everyday purchases. They also shared the opportunity to invest in women as business leaders and entrepreneurs – with [...]

April 5th, 2018|

March 13th, 2018: Judge – The Nordic Pitch

Sara Brand was a judge at The Nordic Pitch. Every year 90,000 innovation players and 1500 from the Nordic countries meet at the world's leading tech conference SXSW. On March 13th we invited people who are curious as to what is happening in the Nordic startup scene for a social mixer and a pitch showcase! [...]

March 14th, 2018|

Speaker: SXSW Rethink VC – The Value of Women Investing in Women

Men are estimated to constitute 99% of investment decision making partners at VC firms. Welcome to the VC boys club. Solution? Get more women investing in early stage companies and VC funds who will invest in more women entrepreneurs. It is estimated that by 2030, women will control as much as two-thirds of the nation’s [...]

March 13th, 2018|

Mar 12th, 2018 – SXSW Panelist: Wonder Women – Living Life as Female Founders

Kerry Rupp sat on the panel: "Living Life as Female Founders." SXSW attendees returned to the Comcast Social Media Lounge to connect, recharge, and learn about the latest in innovation, technology, entertainment, product and more. Comcast’s compelling panel discussions with industry experts and influencers are the highlight and centerpiece of the lounge. This was an exciting opportunity [...]

March 13th, 2018|

Mentor: SXSW Accelerator Pitch

SXSW Accelerator returned for its tenth year to showcase some of the global startup ecosystem most exciting, innovative and cutting-edge technology! This event provided an outlet for companies to present the latest ideas in Enterprise and Smart Data Technologies, Entertainment and Content Technologies, Health and Wearables Technologies, Hyper-Connected Communities Technologies, Payment and FinTech Technologies, Security [...]

March 12th, 2018|

Mar 11th, 2018 – SXSW Speaker: YURHOUSE Powered by Samsung NEXT

Kerry Rupp was a speaker at the SXSW event, “YURHOUSE SXSW Powered by Samsung NEXT.” For the first time during SXSW 2018, YurHouse by DFlash & KITE became the go-to destination for SXSW Interactive attendees seeking welcome, innovative & inclusive programming, podcasts, startup competitions, networking and a quiet place to work and recharge. The event [...]

March 12th, 2018|

Mar 11th, 2018 – SXSW Judge: Civic I/O Pitch

Sara Brand was a judge for the Civic I/O pitch. Civic I/O immersed forward-thinking mayors from around the country with the most innovative technologists, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and creatives during SXSW. See more information here.   

March 12th, 2018|