Follow the journey of five female founders towards startup success!
96% of venture capitalists are men, women still account for less than 10% of founders for high growth firms, and earn only 12.9% of computer science degrees. To shine a light on women in entrepreneurship, the Foster Center for Student Innovation is proud to be hosting a virtual screening of “SHE STARTED IT”
Thursday October 1st 4-5:30 PM!
SHE STARTED IT gives a new face to the popular image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face. Following five young women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail & start again, SHE STARTED IT takes viewers on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam. Along the way, it weaves in big-picture perspectives from women like investor Joanne Wilson; White House CTO Megan Smith; Danae Ringelmann, Co-Founder of Indiegogo; Fran Maier, Co-founder, Match.com; and Ruchi Sanghvi, the first female engineer at Facebook.
During the virtual screening, you will not only get to watch this powerful film, but Nora Poggi, one of the directors, and two other female entrepreneurs will be discussing the film and the important topic of women in entrepreneurship with the audience during a Q&A discussion.
Proudly Sponsored by: Maine Women’s Investor Network as part of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week