TMC Innovation Institute and Startup Grind Houston Co-Hosting #SGWomen 2018
#SGWomen 2018 spotlights female entrepreneurs and female-led, early stage businesses in SE Texas.
Startup Grind Houston and the TMC Innovation Institute invite you to this year’s Female Founders Pitch Competition and an informative fire-side chat featuring Kerry Rupp, General Partner at True Wealth Ventures.
Every May, Startup Grind gathers worldwide (350+ chapters in 120+ countries) to celebrate and show support for female entrepreneurs and innovators.
The teams at Startup Grind and TMC Innovation encounter and build lasting relationships with many talented and intelligent women year-round. Being Houston’s industry agnostic startup support organization, Startup Grind supports 100’s of founders and their teams who are doing great things no matter their business vertical. And TMC Innovation leads the way in health science technology development not only locally, but globally!
#SGWomen is Startup Grind Houston’s signature annual event where all are encouraged to embrace the global Startup Grind Values:
– Give First (before asking)
– Make Friends (not “contacts”)
– Help Others (before yourself)
– To Inspire, Educate and Connect Entrepreneurs.
This year, the Startup Grind Houston team has expanded the scope of the event, and are thrilled to be doing so with the talented team, and in the outstanding facilities belonging to the TMC Innovation Institute. We also invite participation from interested individuals and organizations in the regional and local area.
Our shared goal is to encourage, spotlight and bring about meaningful outcomes for outstanding female entrepreneurs and female-led startups in the SE Texas region.
Together we are hosting the 4th Annual Female Founders Pitch Competition where pre-selected startups will pitch as well as exhibit their solutions both before and after the fire-side chat. We’re excited to be hearing from Kerry, one of the state’s foremost female VCs. True Wealth Ventures is an early-stage venture capital fund investing in women-led consumer health, sustainable products, and other technology companies.
Are you excited to participate? Here’s how!
PITCH AND EXHIBIT: The event kicks off with 10 pre-selected female founders & team members pitching before a panel of experts and attendees. These teams will also be exhibiting their companies before and after our signature fire-side chat. Apply before May 1 to be considered! (Apply Via This Link: https://goo.gl/forms/IFwwnW4HrRLZdaFg2)
MENTOR PANELIST: Put your expertise toward a great cause as a mentor! Seeking knowledgeable business leaders with R&D, Startup, VC, or Leadership experience to coach and judge participating teams. If you’d like to share your experience and expertise with the other attendees during the event, that would also be amazing! Premium seating is included for the fire-side chat + Q&A. (Apply Today! – https://goo.gl/forms/J6lgqoVZ1LlB7K5e2)
ATTEND: Be inspired while supporting your favorite pitches, and learn about the current state of female funding during the fire-side chat + Q&A. Connect with other area professionals across industries. Go ahead and choose your preferred ticket level, Grinder or Entrepreneur Partner. (Register Here: https://www.startupgrind.com/houston/)
SPONSOR: #SGWomen is an effective and valuable chance to share your brand and message with Houston’s entrepreneurial community at a well attended, signature-level event. Many influential Founders, Professionals, and Investors attend from all over Texas and beyond. (Connect with the Partnership Team Here: https://goo.gl/forms/Tb7E28VlTjbMmU2Z2)
Register today, come to TMC Innovation Institute on the evening of May 15th, and show how #ISupportHer at #SGWomen.