She Founder's Group

A roundtable for female founders and C-level women, interested in connecting and learning from other women in scalable, fast-growing businesses.


This monthly event focuses on the unique strengths and opportunities of women founders and investors. Each event includes networking, an enterprise-advancing topic and other resources.

The following topics have been identified for September, October, and November 2018. Topics subject to woman figure holding mugchange.

Scheduled Events for 2018

September 10

  1. Speed Pitch
  2. Presentation on Women in Innovation
  3. Navigating an Angel Conference (process, vocabulary, outcomes)

October 8

  1. Speed Pitch
  2. Presentation (building an Innovation Company, developing a pitch deck)
  3. Types of Angel opportunities

November 13

  1. Speed Pitch
  2. Presentation (developing and effective advisory board)


She founders fall 2018 series is brought to you by Wagenknecht IP Law Group, focusing on increasing the value of intellectual property assets.

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Community Event Opportunities

Women's Business Center Present

Women in Lending: Financing Your Business with Small Business Loans

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Friday, October 5 - 8:30 - 11:30 AM

5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego

MRH - Warren Auditorium


  • Learn how to grow your business with small business loans.
  • Learn about micro-loans, alternative lending products, and traditional lending

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A Few Statistics/Factoids…

  • 224 million women have started, or are running businesses in 67 countries surveyed.  -Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
  •  3% of tech CEO's are women & only 15% of startups have at least one female founder.  -Kristi Zuhlke, Crunch Network
  • Companies with a female founder performed 63% better than investments with all-male founding teams.  -Tucker Marion, Harvard Business Review
  • 22% of angel investors are women.  -Geri Stengel, Forbes
  • Women’s returns on their investments were on average about 1.2 percentage points higher than men. -Warwick Business School carried out on behalf of Smart Investor

Articles of Interest

Why Women-Owned Startups Are a Better Bet

By Katie Abouzahr, Frances Brooks Taplett, Matt Krentz, and John Harthorne, The Boston Consulting Group

How Women Angels And Entrepreneurs Are Beating Investment Odds

By Geri Stengel, Forbes Magazine

The Real Unicorns are Female Investors

By Kristi Zuhlke, Tech Crunch

4 Factors That Predict Startup Success, and One That Doesn’t

By Tucker J. Marion, Harvard Business Review