Participants: Grand Opening of the Blackstone LaunchPad

True Wealth Ventures participated in the grand opening of the Blackstone LaunchPad, a dynamic new interdisciplinary entrepreneurship program designed to support and mentor aspiring UT entrepreneurs – students, faculty, and staff– regardless of major, experience or discipline. UT students and the UT community are able to explore entrepreneurship at their own pace and to establish an [...]

April 13th, 2017|

Speakers: 2017 Dallas Startup Week

True Wealth Ventures General Founding Partner Sara Brand spoke at the Dallas Startup Week along with other investors, talking about deal points of early stage venture deals with knowledgeable founders. Vela Wood live streamed the panel, and you can view the video here: https://www.facebook.com/velawood/videos/1243298262386190/ Dallas Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that [...]

April 4th, 2017|

Judge: SBA hosts InnovateHER: Mar. 31, 2017

March 31st 2017 Austin, Texas True Wealth Ventures MBA fellow Ashley Hemphill judges the InnovateHER 2017 challenge in Austin, Texas.  Info on past InnovateHER events: Women are in the workforce now more than ever, a number that is close to surpassing that of men. Gender equality is not simply about getting a woman a spot [...]

April 1st, 2017|

Mentor: 2017 Circular Summit: Mar. 30-31, 2017

2017 Circular Summit Houston, Texas March 30th-31st True Wealth Ventures Founding General Partner Sara Brand and General Partner Kerry Rupp mentor 200+ women entrepreneurs and advise them on best practices for scaling their companies. Circular Summit is an interactive challenge to build bigger, bolder, smarter businesses that scale by creating strategic partnerships, accessing sources of capital, [...]

April 1st, 2017|

Speaker/Panelist: SXSW 2017 panel “Beyond the Bottom Line”: Mar. 13, 2017

Austin, Texas March 13, 2017 True Wealth Ventures Founding General Partner Dr. Sara Brand speaks on the 2017 SXSW panel, "Beyond the Bottom Line: Setting a New Bar for VC" with speakers Jenny Abramson of Rethink Impact, Dr. Pamela Ryan of the Tingari-Silverton Foundation and Mike Nellis of the Austin Community Foundation. Impact investing was once thought [...]

March 13th, 2017|

Panelist/Speaker: SXSW Panel 2017: “Research Universities Should Be Better at Startups”: Mar. 12, 2017

True Wealth Ventures General Partner Kerry Rupp speaks on the 2017 SXSW panel "Research Universities Should Be Better at Startups" alongside UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves and  Professor of Innovation at UT AustinBob Metcalfe. The panelists discuss how research universities can more effectively promote and create opportunities for faculty and students to found startups. [...]

March 12th, 2017|

Panelist: Female Founders Brunch @ SXSW 2017 – Let’s Talk Funding

Austin, Texas March 12, 2017 In the spirit of SXSW, ladies join us at TechStars for a panel on the challenges and opportunities facing women entrepreneurs! True Wealth Ventures General Partner Kerry Rupp speaks on a panel at the TechStars Female Founders Brunch for SXSW 2017 to discuss funding opportunities. Kerry speaks along with: Nicole [...]

March 12th, 2017|

Featured Speakers: Springboard SXSW 2017 Dinner: Mar. 11, 2017

Austin, Texas March 11, 2017 True Wealth Ventures Partners Kerry Rupp and Dr. Sara Brand attend the Springboard SXSW 2017 dinner to celebrate women entrepreneurs. Springboard accelerates the growth of entrepreneurial companies led by women through access to essential resources and a global community of experts. It is the leading network of influencers, investors and [...]

March 11th, 2017|

Women@Austin SXSW celebration: Mar. 10, 2017

Austin, Texas March 10, 2017 True Wealth Ventures Partners attend the annual Women@Austin SXSW Celebration. This event is invite only. From their website: "Women@Austin was hatched in the Fall of 2013 when several of Austin’s most experienced female entrepreneurs and executives came together and  decided they wanted to do something proactive to bolster women’s ratios [...]

March 10th, 2017|

A Women Speaks; Women’s Fund of Central Texas Breakfast and Grant Awards

Lisa Fritsch, who ran against Greg Abbott in the Republican Primary for Governor of Texas in 2014, discussed the importance of having women in leadership and the difficulty often presented in that journey, using her personal story and signature sense of humor. Fritsch continues to speak and work to negate negative stereotypes that bully women [...]

March 8th, 2017|