Austin Startup Week Austin Startup Week

Women in Tech

Monday, October 5, 2020

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Women in Tech Networking
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At Capital Factory, we know that making a meaningful connection is one of the most important parts of building a successful company and ecosystem. Networking allows you to interact 1:1 with other participants. This roulette style networking gives you 3-5 minutes to chat. This is an incredible way to build real connections and embrace serendipity.

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Women In Tech Summit Introduction and Best Practices
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Wendy Howell (She/Her)
Wendy Howell (She/Her)
Cisco Systems, Chief of Staff

About this Event: 

Capital Factory is dedicated to increasing diversity in the entrepreneurial and tech community while making our coworking space an inclusive environment for all. On October 5th, Capital Factory, along with Google for Startups, Sana Benefits, Baker Botts, and DivInc, will be hosting the Women in Tech Summit to kick off Austin Startup Week.

Earlier this year, we published our 2019 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report, which reflects on our work the past few years, what we're doing currently, and how we want to continue improving in the future. If you have any feedback or comments, we'd love to hear from you!

Who is the event for?

Women leaders, entrepreneurs, and allies in tech who support and invest in diversity and inclusion focused primarily in the Texas and Austin area.

- CDT
- CDT
Fireside Chat with ShearShare
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Courtney Caldwell (She/Her)
Courtney Caldwell (She/Her)
ShearShare, Inc., Cofounder & COO
Nancy Fechnay (She/Her)
Nancy Fechnay (She/Her)
Independent Advisor/Angel, EIR at Notley Ventures
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Women in Tech Networking Break
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At Capital Factory, we know that making a meaningful connection is one of the most important parts of building a successful company and ecosystem. Networking allows you to interact 1:1 with other participants. This roulette style networking gives you 3-5 minutes to chat. This is an incredible way to build real connections and embrace serendipity.

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Mothers Running Businesses From Home
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Monica Cravotta (She/Her)
Monica Cravotta (She/Her)
WP Engine, Vice President of Marketing
Cristina Bocanegra (She/Her)
Cristina Bocanegra (She/Her)
Mini Market, Love Child & Co-Founder of Current Conference, Founder
Candice Hahn (She/Her)
Candice Hahn (She/Her)
R/GA, SVP, Managing Director
Joelle Vail
Joelle Vail
Capital Factory, Chief Revenue Officer

Small businesses are closing left and right. Makers, artists, many of which are mom-owned businesses are the first to close. We have to tend to our families, we have home school, we can't run side hustles as it's often seen by the public. But for most, these are not side hustles. They are dreams. They provide supplement income for their families. They provide communities for women and mothers. We are giving them another chance to reach more customers, drive more traffic to their websites, engage with our audience and learn about how consumers are shopping during a global pandemic.

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Women in Tech Networking Break
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At Capital Factory, we know that making a meaningful connection is one of the most important parts of building a successful company and ecosystem. Networking allows you to interact 1:1 with other participants. This roulette style networking gives you 3-5 minutes to chat. This is an incredible way to build real connections and embrace serendipity.

- CDT
Sistas are on the Rise! - The Challenges and Successes of Women of Color Founders!
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Janice Omadeke (She/Her)
Janice Omadeke (She/Her)
The Mentor Method, CEO and Founder
April Dominguez (She/Her)
April Dominguez (She/Her)
Handsome App, Founder and CEO
Zawadi Bryant (She/Her)
Zawadi Bryant (She/Her)
Nightlight Pediatric Urgent Care, CEO
Rima Imad Fadlallah (She/Her)
Rima Imad Fadlallah (She/Her)
Thawra Network, CEO/Founder

Black Women received just .06% of venture capital in the US. It is estimated the Austin is not much better. We're going to talk about how we can better serve women of color entrepreneurs in the startup sectors. We're going to show there is a far greater pipeline of women of color startup founders that most people think. As a result, we are going to provide guidance of how the Austin community is going to better serve women of color.

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- CDT
Women In Tech Startup Showcase
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Mollie Duckworth (She/Her)
Mollie Duckworth (She/Her)
Baker Botts L.L.P., Partner
Jim Breyer (He/Him)
Jim Breyer (He/Him)
Breyer Capital, Founder & CEO
Brittany Hill (She/Her)
Brittany Hill (She/Her)
Accelerist, Founder/CEO
Ari Palmer (She/Her)
Ari Palmer (She/Her)
TaxTaker, CEO & Co-Founder
Wei Escala (She/Her)
Wei Escala (She/Her)
Eggschain Inc., CEO
Monica Landers (She/Her)
Monica Landers (She/Her)
StoryFit, CEO & Founder
Toni Portmann (She/Her)
Toni Portmann (She/Her)
Walkabout Collaborative LLC, CEO and Co-Founder
Kerry Rupp (She/Her)
Kerry Rupp (She/Her)
True Wealth Ventures, General Partner

Learn what some of our amazing startups within our portfolio are working on as they compete in a friendly pitch competition for a chance to win a prize package! Each startup will have 5-min to pitch followed by a 2-min Q&A with our judges panel.