Danielle Wolter Nolan is the leader of The Startup Ladies Bloomington area chapter.  She also serves on our board. Like many of our members, she is an entrepreneur. As CEO of DNK Presents, she leads individuals and corporations on the greatest outdoor adventures of their lives!
Danielle has been a member of The Startup Ladies for four years and moved to Nashville, IN in 2019.  She’s the ideal Startup Lady to lead programming and cultivate a community supporting female entrepreneurs and the investors and companies who support them.
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2020 Events Calendar

Rick Johnson

President & CEO,

Johnson Ventures, Inc.



TOPIC: Finding My Path for Creating Value

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Audience: Founders, investors, C-level executives

As the President and CEO of Johnson Ventures, Rick Johnson has built his career on identifying and growing value in businesses. At this Startup Study Hall, he will share his story of creating value in several different companies. He will offer his perspective on what investment groups look for and steps you can take to grow your company and create value.

Kristen Cooper

CEO & Founder,

The Startup Ladies




Book: Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone by Mark Goulston

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Audience: Founders, investors, C-level executives

Join us for a discussion on the book Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone by Mark Goulston.


In this Startup Study Hall, we will use Just Listen to explore how founders can take the vital first step to better communication: listening. Attendees will learn key communication skills that will help them build stronger relationships with employees, investors, customers, and more.



Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from Noon – 1:30pm

It's time for our annual book exchange at FARMbloomington! Please bring a book that helped you on your entrepreneurial path gift wrapped for one lucky Startup Lady. You can also include a product from your company in your gift bag (a great way for attendees to learn about your company!)

Member tickets for this event are $25. Non-members may purchase tickets to attend for $45. *Tickets are non-refundable.

We look forward to celebrating what you’ve accomplished in 2020!