About She Started It:
96% of venture capitalists are men (1). Women still account for less than 10% of founders for high growth firms (2) and earn only 12.9% of computer science degrees (3). She Started It gives a new face to the image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Gitanjali Swamy, Cal Alum, Entrepreneur, Founder and VCPE, who will be joined by: Kim Polese, Cal Alum, Tech Executive and Entrepreneur; Abigail Jacob, Materials Science and Engineering '18, Engineering Student Council Vice President and Head of Internal Affairs, and a Unit Supervisor for Residental Computing; Tarrika Soni, Cognitive Science '15, User Ops at Nerd Wallet.
View the trailer for the film here. UC Berkeley Students, Staff and Faculty are invited to attend this free event. Bring a friend!
6:00 PM | Welcome
6:15 PM | Film Screening of She Started It
- Light snacks will be served
7:15 PM | Film Discussion with Panel
- Abigail Jacob, Materials Science and Engineering '18, Engineering Student Council Vice President and Head of Internal Affairs, and a Unit Supervisor for Residental Computing
- Tarika Soni, Cognitive Science '15, User Ops at Nerd Wallet
- Kim Polese, Cal Alum, Tech Executive and Entrepreneur
- Gitanjali Swamy, Cal Alum, Entrepreneur, Founder, VCPE Investor (Panel Moderator)
8:30 PM | Program Close
This event is a part of the Berkeley Innovators Series and is hosted by the CITRIS Foundry, Berkeley Innovators, Student Technology Council, and the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.
The CITRIS Foundry is the University of California accelerator for founders building transformative technology companies. If you’re ready to jump in, the Foundry provides access to design, manufacturing and business development tools -- along with a community of entrepreneurs and experts -- to accelerate your team into founders.
Part of the central campus office of University Development and Alumni Relations, Berkeley Innovators connects alumni entrepreneurs and founders with campus resources that can help their company grow -- including recruiting, visibility, networking, and events.
The Student Technology Council (STC) is a student-led, student-run organization that advises the campus Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice Chancellor on issues of student technology. STC's mission is to connect, innovate, and sustain in order to meet student technology needs.
The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is the premiere institution on the UC Berkeley campus for the study and practice of “technology-centric” entrepreneurship and innovation.