Austin Startup Week 2022 Austin Startup Week 2022

Women in Tech

Monday, November 14, 2022

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Women in Tech Brunch

Join us for our event kickoff with networking and a coffee and mimosa brunch!     

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Keynote Address with Promise Phelon
Promise Phelon
Promise Phelon
Growth Warrior Capital, Founder & Managing Partner

Promise Phelon’s career spans a wide variety of leadership, mentorship, and change-agent roles. Today her role as leader of Growth Warrior Capital is a natural evolution from c-suite operator to investor. She is no stranger to the fundraising process, having raised over $100 million in her days on the other side of the table. Promise has been recognized as Exec of the Year, a Silicon Valley Woman of Influence, and Top Female Executive by Business Insider, among other distinctions. In this keynote address, Promise will discuss economic sovereignty and what it means to create wealth and opportunity for whole communities and populations, with entrepreneurship at the center. 

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The Future is FemTech
Ukeme Daniel-Essien MD., MPH
Ukeme Daniel-Essien MD., MPH
The Beta Collective, Founder
Jennifer Newell
Jennifer Newell
Betty's Co., Founder & CEO
Rockie Gonzalez
Rockie Gonzalez
R.E.D. Moon Project, Founder, ED

Texas women are facing a healthcare crisis. After the Dobbs decision, a multi-faceted approach to continue innovation in reproductive health, sexual health, menopause, diagnostics, and data privacy is required. In this panel, FemTech founders and health leaders will address how tech can lead the effort to advance health equity and protect patient rights. 

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To Be Blunt: De-stigmatizing Cannabis Through Tech
Shayda Torabi
Shayda Torabi
Restart CBD, CEO

Cannabis is projected to reach $27 Billion in Sales by the end of 2022, but due to its federal status as a Schedule 1 Drug, many solutions to help businesses scale are unavailable to operators. From banking and platforms to social media, marketing, and advertising the time is now to build and support the future of cannabis and disrupt stigma to fuel growth and adoption along the way.

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Who Runs the World?
Eunice Ajim
Eunice Ajim
Ajim Capital
Carley Deardorff
Carley Deardorff
Capital Factory, Director of Strategic Partnerships
Lesley Robinson
Lesley Robinson
The University of Texas at Austin, Director, Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute
Cat Dizon
Cat Dizon
Active Capital, Co-founder & COO

This week is not just Austin Startup Week, it is also Global Entrepreneurship Week! We are not only celebrating here in Austin, but across 200 countries, as a massive campaign to celebrate and empower entrepreneurs in every country and community around the world - especially those who face structural barriers or may have never considered the idea of launching their own startup. At the helm of this mission are women entrepreneurs. In this panel, we will hear from international leaders who will take a deep dive in how local entrepreneurship drives economic growth and expands human welfare on a global scale. 

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Lightning Talk with Christy O'Gaughan
Christy O'Gaughan
Christy O'Gaughan
McKesson Corporation, VP - Data and Digital Innovation

Christy will share how being a part of the LGBTQ+ community has impacted her career. In addition, she will explain how she currently leverages the LGBTQ+ network and how being a leader in her ERG, McKesson, and LGBTQ+ board service has helped her grow critical skills.

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Fundraising AMA
Lawton Cummings
Lawton Cummings
Capital Factory, General Partner
Kristy Alballero
Kristy Alballero
IOOGO Inc., Co-Founder & COO
Sara Brand
Sara Brand
True Wealth Ventures, Founding General Partner

The Fundraising AMA is a series hosted by Capital Factory to educate startups on how to fundraise by exposing them to serial entrepreneurs or investors who relay their experience with fundraising, the obstacles they have overcome, and strategic advice they'd like to share with the audience.

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Investment Showcase
Kristy Alballero
Kristy Alballero
IOOGO Inc., Co-Founder & COO
Jill Klinvex
Jill Klinvex
Capital Factory, Venture Principal
Jeannie Edmunds
Jeannie Edmunds
Advisor to Startup Companies
Chen Zhang
Chen Zhang
Aquifer, Co-Founder & CEO
Asma Mirza
Asma Mirza
Steradian Inc., Co-Founder & CEO
Katherine Allen
Katherine Allen
Flo Recruit, Co-Founder & CEO
Ugochi Owo
Ugochi Owo
Flindel, CEO
Jacqueline Samira
Jacqueline Samira
Howdy, Founder & CEO

Welcome to Capital Factory’s 2022 Women in Tech Investment Showcase! We will feature 5 trailblazing Women-Founded startup finalists. Each startup will have 4 minutes to pitch their company. Following each pitch, we will call on our distinguished Advisors to engage in a 3-min Q&A.