Judge: Smart Cities Startup Challenge

The 2017 Smart Cities Startup Challenge took place as a part of the larger event; Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo. True Wealth Ventures Founding General Partner Dr. Sara Brand judged 10 finalists during the final pitch competition. The Smart Cities Connect Conference and Expo takes place in over 200 cities, and brings city leadership [...]

June 27th, 2017|

Judge: Woman’s Way Business Awards

True Wealth Ventures is proud and ecstatic to judge at the Women’s Way Business Awards this year! The Woman’s Way Business Awards are the only business awards for woman-owned and -led businesses in Austin. Austin Woman, the only free publication exclusively for and about Austin’s working women, wanted to celebrate the significance and influential achievements [...]

May 5th, 2017|

Speaker: ATX Aging & Innovation Summit

True Wealth Ventures General Partner Kerry Rupp will be a speaker for ATX Aging & Innovation Summit! The ATX Aging & Innovation Summit will include entrepreneurs, academics, practitioners and investors who will talk about trends and showcase some of the most significant innovations in the aging/tech space. In addition, there will be a dynamic meeting for entrepreneurs [...]

May 5th, 2017|

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|