Rice Business Competition: Apr. 16, 2016

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 [...]

April 16th, 2016|

Pitch with Purpose: Apr. 15, 2016

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 [...]

April 15th, 2016|

SXSW: “Entrepreneuring Women in Austin”: Mar. 12, 2016

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 [...]

March 12th, 2016|

SXSW: “Is the Venture World a Meritocracy?”: Mar. 11, 2016

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 [...]

March 11th, 2016|