There is a problem in the tech startup community. Today, a disproportionately small number of tech startups are founded by women – some estimates are as low as 3%; and only 13% of venture-backed companies have at least one female co-founder.
Why does this problem exist? Is it an issue with the culture in the tech startup community? Are investor biases holding back female founders? Is there lack of females with the technical skills to start a startup? The answer is certainly more complex than one cause, but realizing the problem exists and opening up a productive dialogue is an important first step.
Join us on March 3rd to hear from an expert panel and engage in a community discussion about the current state of women in tech startups. Specifically we are going to discuss how, as a community, we can address this problem as we engage in our own tech startup renaissance in Detroit.
This event is free and completely open to the public! Bizdom will be providing food & refreshments.
6:30 - 6:45 Registration & Networking
6:45 - 7:30 Panel Discussion
7:30 - 8:00 Community Questions & Discussion
Rachel Downs - Vice President of Entrepreneurial Strategies, Inforum
Melanie de Vries - CEO, PaymentScholar
Alyssa Martina - CEO, Memloom & Professor of Entrepreneruship at the University of Michigan Law School
Maria LaLonde - Recruiting & Development Leader, Bizdom
When & Where
Bizdom: Bizdom is a startup accelerator that provides seed funding and intense mentorship to entrepreneurs looking to launch and grow innovative tech-based startups in the downtown urban cores of Detroit and Cleveland. We're a non-profit that was founded by serial entrepreneur Dan Gilbert, Founder and Chairman of Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures, Majority Owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and General Partner of Detroit Venture Partners.