Startup entrepreneur Leslie Feinzaig, Female Founders Alliance CEO and founder, left, at a recent event held in Seattle by the organization to connect its members with media representatives. (Female Founders Alliance Photo)
Female Founders Alliance is launching a program to help women entrepreneurs land early-stage startup investments, using input from female founders to design a new effort to close the gender gap in angel and venture financing.
The program, called Ready Set Raise, is a month-long pitching and fundraising initiative slated for September, consisting of three weeks of remote virtual workshops, followed by a full week in Seattle, building up to a Demo Day with participation from dozens of angel investors and venture capitalists. The program will accept up to 12 startups from across North America.
Ready Set Raise will “match founders with champions, live pitch clinics, legal counseling, communications coaching, negotiations prep, and more,” writes Seattle entrepreneur Leslie Feinzaig, the founder and CEO of Female Founders Alliance, in a post announcing the program and opening applications Wednesday morning. “This way, you don’t have to uproot your family for three whole months like you would in traditional accelerator programs. Instead, just think of it as going to the best …read more