“Show Me The Money”: A Look at Sources of Capital Available for Entrepreneurial Women

The Women of the Harvard Club of Boston and the Harvard Business School Women’s Association present “Show Me the Money”: A Look at Sources of Capital Available for Entrepreneurial Women

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Main Clubhouse: 374 Commonwealth Avenue

6 pm Cocktail Reception and Networking; 7 pm Panel Discussion; 8 pm Q&A

Moderator: Amy Millman, President, Springboard Enterprises

Panel Members:

  • Sheryl Schultz, Managing Director, Golden Seeds Angel Network
  • Chuck Grigsby, President, Mass Growth Capital Corp.
  • Maria Cirino, Co-Founder & Managing Director, .406 Ventures

According to the Kaufman Foundation, women receive between 4% and 9% of the venture capital funding available, even though women own about 29% of US businesses, according to US Census figures. Our panel will explore the reasons why so few female entrepreneurs access external financing, and how women starting or growing their own businesses can finance their ventures. Entrepreneurs will learn about early-stage financing options, the availability of capital to support expansion, and current trends in capital markets. Providers of capital will also have the opportunity to meet creative business people who will become leaders in Massachusetts’ economy of the future. This panel discussion, the first in a series of HBSWA programs focused on Women and Entrepreneurship, will address the needs of:

  • Women who are considering starting their own business
  • Women who are starting their own business
  • Women who are exploring ways to expand their business
  • Providers of capital
  • Professionals who advise business owners across various stages
  • Women who are interested in learning more about the early stage financing and entrepreneurship landscapes

Price per person: $35 (inclusive) includes light hors d-oeuvres and panel discussion. A member/cash bar will also be available. A special parking rate of $25 per car will be available for members and guests of this event. Charges will apply for cancellations received after Monday, February 6, 2012.

Reservations:  Call Jennifer Cleary at the Harvard Club for reservations 617-450-8493

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