• 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 women-led companies. But there are positive trends: Austin Texas is ranked #2 for growth in women-owned businesses, and Austin is ranked #6 in women-led businesses seeking equity crowdfunding. Women entrepreneurs will share their successes & challenges, and discuss what’s different about Austin and what other cities can learn from what’s happening here.”

True Wealth Ventures General Partner Kerry Rupp moderates a panel for South by Southwest 2016 on women entrepreneurs in Austin with fellow #FemaleFounders Amy Millman Co-Founder & President of Springboard Enterprises, Jan Ryan founder of Women@Austin and Laura Bosworth founder and CEO of Tevido Biodevices.