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Friday, Sep 19
11:00am — 12:30pm
Faegre Baker Daniels
301 attending

Discovering, Accelerating and Investing in Women

Research overwhelmingly shows that gender diversity increases innovation and the chances for startup success. However, finding startup women to hire and invest in can be a challenge.

Join active angel investors -- Sue Heilbronner, CEO and Co-founder of MergeLane accelerator for women-led businesses; David Brown, Managing Partner of Techstars; and Elizabeth Kraus, CSO of MergeLane and Managing Director of the Impact Angel Group -- to learn how they are recruiting and investing in women.

Topics will include:

  1. Where and how to recruit startup women
  2. Preventing unintentional gender bias
  3. Discovery and acceleration tactics to broaden the applicant/investment pool
  4. Overcoming hesitations to talk about and address this issue