Or effort, or hard work, or connections.
To establish and grow any organization you need Funding. And you need to be PROFESSIONAL about it.
"The Biggest Challenge Women face when raising capital is not discrimination, it is their ignorance about Funding"
That is why I created this guide about crafting a funding strategy... because Funding is a process, not a series of unconnected events.
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A unique program that combines street smarts with academic rigor so you can:
1. Develop an actionable plan:
2. Avoid giving up too much of your company to investors who don’t share your values.
3. Have funds to pay yourself, your employees and your suppliers, what you are worth.
4. Increase your impact; become a leader in your industry, and a role model for others.
5. Become a business owner, and reap the rewards of your hard work in the future.
Developed for Women by Women
I know what it is to be a woman raising funds, I also know what the research says, and I know why I don't invest in -some- women.
Tired of the negative narrative about women’s access to capital, and as a living proof that women do get funded, I embarked into this journey to change the numbers in the best way: by lifting the bar for women entrepreneurs.
"I cannot possibly fund all the amazing deals that come through my desk, but I can give you the tools to get funded wherever you are in the world."
-Alicia Castillo Holley, PhD and Silicon Valley Angel Investor.
Years of Experience as Investor, Entrepreneur, and Researcher
This is the missing piece of the entrepreneurial puzzle, the perfect complement to Steve Blank and Eric Ries’ Startup books. It’s quite refreshing because quite often you read all about how someone was awesome and their ‘glory days’ type stories rather than ‘I made a mistake once, here’s what you can do to avoid it in case you’re making that same mistake too’.
Hands-on executive, operations specialist. Lead development, building client relationship, negotiation and closing deals. Experienced in hiring, training and developing talent. diverse teams.
Santa Clara University