Lindsey S. Mignano presented on flipping a Swiss entity in preparation for a venture financing event and current venture statistics in Q2 2023 for SwissNex's cohort, startups in the fields of FoodTech, HealthTech & Well-Being.
SSM's Kelly Lawton-Abbott is the City Lead for Founders Live Seattle. Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd voted on a winner who received an award, and recognition from the crowd and also the opportunity to talk more about their product and service.
June 15, 2023 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM PST - "Being a Change Agent in the Business World" for the Junior League of San Francisco
Lindsey S. Mignano and Junior League of San Francisco Professional Women's Committee Chair, Sabrina Raphael, presented on a panel alongside Ashley Davila, Chief of Staff at Butter Payments, and Danielle D'Agostaro of WVV Capital, regarding the state of the industry for women in startups and venture capital firms.
Harvard Business Review reminds us that even in 2023, "Venture capital is a man’s game. Women are massively under-represented among both venture-backed entrepreneurs and VC investors, with companies founded solely by women receiving less than 3% of all venture capital investments and women accounting for less than 15% of check-writers" in venture capital firms. The industry needs to improve, but there's been minimal historical improvement despite a lot of talk. What can be done? Lindsey S. Mignano discussed the current state of the market for female-founded venture-funded technology companies and women in venture capital firms, and how the industry can diversify its founder and venture base. This event is invite only.