96% of venture capitalists are men1. Women still account for less than 10% of founders for high growth firms2 and earn only 12.9% of computer science degrees3. "She Started It" gives a new face to the image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face.
Join Johnson & Johnson Innovation, JLABS (JLABS), The New England Venture Capital Association and Women@Broad at the Broad Institute for a film screening of "She Started It," a new documentary film that follows five trailblazing young female entrepreneurs through their journeys of entrepreneurship.
View the trailer for the film here. Students and families are welcome to attend.
There will be an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to have an informational table at this event during the reception. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your organization would like to be featured.
All proceeds from this event will be donated to The Possible Project.
2"Sources of Economic Hope" by Kauffman Foundation
3Computing Research Association study
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4:00 PM | Welcome
4:15 PM | Film Screening of "She Started It"
5:45 PM | Networking Reception (light hors d'oeuvres will be served)
6:30 PM | Program Close
$5 | General Public
FREE | Children 12 and under
Broad Institute, Main Auditorium
415 Main Street
The NEVCA's mission is to make New England the best place in the world to start and grow companies. Guided by the principle that VC returns are a function of the people, teams, ideas, infrastructure, and political climate into which capital is invested, the NEVCA serves its membership by championing the entrepreneurial ecosystem: Building relationships among VCs and founders, marketing the region as a destination for new companies and capital, engaging students and talent in the thriving startup community, advocating for innovations-friendly public policy, and promoting diversity and inclusion within the startup and venture community.
About Women@Broad at the Broad Institute:
Women@Broad is a professional affinity group at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Our mission is to inspire, connect, and empower women at the Broad, championing strong, influential, and conscientious leaders for the institute and the greater community beyond.
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JLABS, part of Johnson & Johnson Innovation, LLC, is a network of life science incubators providing emerging companies many of the advantages of being in a big company, without the capital investment. JLABS offers singular bench tops, modular wet lab units and office space on a short-term basis, allowing companies to pay only for the space they need, with an option to quickly expand when they have the resources to do so. Companies residing at JLABS also have access to core research labs hosting specialized capital equipment and shared administrative areas. JLABS is an open innovation model, and the agreement for space does not grant JLABS or Johnson & Johnson Innovation any stake or rights in the companies, nor will the companies have a guaranteed future affiliation with JLABS. The flagship facility is located in San Diego at Janssen's West Coast Research Center, and JLABS has now two established locations in San Francisco - one through a collaboration with the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) and a second standalone facility - one in Boston through a collaboration with Lab Central, one in Houston through a collaboration with TMC, and one in Toronto through a collaboration with MaRS. For more information please visit jlabs.jnjinnovation.com.