Past 2017 Events

  • November 2nd, 2017 11:30 – 1:00. “The Journey from Early Stage to Scale: Lessons in Marketing” At this roundtable lunch,  Shaku Selvakumar, VP of Marketing for Cognitive Scale, an award winning AI-powered cognitive computing company, will discuss lessons learned and what to avoid at each stage of growth. Whether you’re a founder or a marketer, come bring YOUR top 3 questions or issues that are currently impacting your company’s progress for a lively interactive discussion.

  • September 21st, 2017, Venture Dinner Series.  This first dinner will be held at Green Pastures restaurant, sponsored by JP Morgan.  These private dinners are not a pitch event, but serve rather to bring female entrepreneurs and investors together  to have authentic conversations, receive actionable advice, and build new connections

  • August 17th, 2017 11:30 – 1:00. “Actionable Tips from a Startup CFO for Women Entrepreneurs” In this lunch Roundtable, Patti Soch, serial start-up CFO, will lead us through lessons learned from the trenches and practical tips in setting up and running your business.  As an entrepreneur, money is likely to be your biggest concern. Yet, many have little experience in raising funds and managing cash flow. It’s no secret that the most commonly voiced regrets of successful women founders are not about early product challenges, but rather the structure, setup, and capitalization of their business.

  • June 22nd, 2017 11:30 – 1:00. “Negotiation Skills & Strategies – Secrets to Success” At this roundtable lunch, Jan Ryan will discuss how to strengthen negotiations skills and become a better leader and dealmaker in business.  Negotiation is closely linked to leadership, and as such is a critical skill for women entrepreneurs. Led by an experienced negotiator, software executive, and entrepreneur Jan Ryan.

  • March 10, 2017, 6:30 – 9:00 VIP SXSW Party

  • February 24th, 2017 11:30 -1:00. “How to create compelling messages that generate demand”  In this interactive lunch, guest speaker Yvonne Tocquigny will be leading a talk focused on techniques to define which messages you should deliver about your business, and the order they should be delivered in. The goal is to have audiences leaning in, asking for more information. Yet many companies repel their audiences with too much information that doesn’t resonate. We’ll discuss how you can get control your audience’s attention through your messages.