Houston, Texas April 16th 2016 "The Rice University Business Plan Competition is the world’s richest and largest graduate-level student startup competition. It is hosted and organized by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, Rice University's nationally-recognized initiative devoted to the support of technology commercialization, entrepreneurship education and the launch of technology companies, and the Jesse [...]
Houston, Texas April 15th 2016 "Circular Board announces its upcoming Pitch with Purpose, a pitch competition for women entrepreneurs leading high-growth, scalable businesses that support the resolution of the world's most pressing problems, presented in partnership with United Nations Foundation, Dell and Guggenheim Partners. Pitch with Purpose makes history as the first-ever purpose-based pitch [...]
Austin, Texas Mar. 12th 2016 "Nationwide, only 3% of VC-backed companies have a woman CEO. More surprising yet, only 15% have a single woman on the executive team. Yet when women are on the team, studies show companies have substantially higher financial performance. Pitchbook data shows that Austin suffers the same 3% funding levels for [...]
Austin, Texas Mar. 11th 2016 "Few would disagree that the venture capital world is male-dominated. 97.7% of VC backed companies have male CEOs and 94% of VC partners are men. But are these two facts connected? Some would argue that they are, and that those statistics are caused not only by an unconscious bias but [...]
Austin, Texas Feb. 26th 2016 Founding General Partner Sara Brand spoke as keynote speaker at the Austin Community Foundation's Women's Fund of Central Texas grant awards, where $136,000 was awarded to 10 Texas organizations focused on the welfare of women.
Austin, Texas Feb. 16th 2016 General Partner Kerry Rupp moderated a panel on healthcare innovation in Austin with TeXchange in partnership with WeWork.
Austin, Texas Feb. 6th, 2016 Founding General Partner Sara Brand acted as a judge and sponsor to the Food + City Challenge; "a catalyst for supply chain innovation to improve how we feed our cities." The event was held at the University of Texas where hundreds of visitors came to learn about the 20 different [...]
Austin, Texas Feb. 1st 2016 Culturati Summit convenes an intimate group of C-Suite leaders from across the country who prioritize culture and employee engagement. Founding General Partner Sara Brand lead a breakout session "Leveraging Diversity to Create Value.” Check out the upcoming 2017 Culturati Summit here.