Events Calendar
LIVE programs are accessible via Zoom.  Registration is required.

Startup Investing 101

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Mandy Rose

Managing Director at EY

#InvestInWomenFounders
5/26/22 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET

Startup Investing 101 is an educational program for individuals who have the financial capacity to invest $5,000+ in a startup at the pre-seed or seed stage. Each month, attendees learn something new about startup investing, meet fellow funders and founders, listen to pitches, and have the opportunity to invest directly into a startup.

Audience: All Members + open to public

Startup Study Hall

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Nicole Lewis

Founder & CEO,

Art 2 The Extreme

*One of Etsy's TOP sellers!

Prioritizing PR: 3 Business-building MUSTS to Include in Your Social Media Strategy
6/1/22 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET

Throw away those old press releases! Be the boss of your PR through storytelling and growing long-term relationships with the media.  Build your own media list to get publicity effectively, efficiently, and confidently. Nicole Lewis will share key elements to getting your own press in 2022 and how to leverage your media coverage for a stronger social media and marketing strategy.

Audience: All Members + open to public

Be Seen. Be Counted. Be Engaged. 

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Mass Avenue

Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46204

March with The Startup Ladies at the 2022 Indy PRIDE Parade!
6/11/22 | 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT

The Startup Ladies are so excited to welcome our members, sponsors, family, and friends to walk with our contingency in the parade. This is the most FUN day of the year in Indianapolis! Everyone in attendance will be given a rainbow lei to keep. We will also have rainbow flags for attendees to wave. We encourage you to wear your most colorful and comfortable clothes. Signs promoting LOVE of the LGBTQ community are welcomed! Registration is required so that we have plenty of leis and flags for all attending.

Audience: All Members + open to the public

Startup Study Hall

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Susan Orr

Executive Mentor

Business Reporter, Indianapolis Business Journal

Does your startup need some press coverage? Learn how to pitch your story to the IBJ
6/15/22 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET

At this Startup Study Hall, Susan Orr, Business Reporter at the Indianapolis Business Journal will teach you how to pitch your story to a journalist. You would be surprised how many business owners struggle to concisely explain what they sell and why the public needs to know about their business. Susan will provide expert and discuss what reporters look for in a good story.

Audience: All Members + open to public

Startup Investing 101

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#InvestInWomenFounders
6/24/22 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET

Startup Investing 101 is an educational program for individuals who have the financial capacity to invest $5,000+ in a startup at the pre-seed or seed stage. Each month, attendees learn something new about startup investing, meet fellow funders and founders, listen to pitches, and have the opportunity to invest directly into a startup.

Audience: All Members + open to public

VIRTUAL Book Club

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Book Discussion 

7/20/22 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET

 

Join us for a discussion of the book "Machiavelli For Women: Defend Your Worth, Grow Your Ambition, and Win the Workplace" by Stacey Vanek Smith. This book poses the question: In the age of the #TimesUp movement and #MeToo, why is the glass ceiling yet to crack, and how do we shatter it? 

 

Startup Ladies Board member, Daisy Pham, Senior Manager, Embark will moderate this book club from her office in Colorado via Zoom.  If you’re in Indy, a group of us will gather in-person and chat with fellow members on Zoom.  It’s going to be a great evening!

Audience: All Members + open to public

Startup Investing 101

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#InvestInWomenFounders
7/28/22 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET

Startup Investing 101 is an educational program for individuals who have the financial capacity to invest $5,000+ in a startup at the pre-seed or seed stage. Each month, attendees learn something new about startup investing, meet fellow funders and founders, listen to pitches, and have the opportunity to invest directly into a startup.

Audience: All Members + open to public

Startup Investing 101

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#InvestInWomenFounders
8/25/22 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET

Startup Investing 101 is an educational program for individuals who have the financial capacity to invest $5,000+ in a startup at the pre-seed or seed stage. Each month, attendees learn something new about startup investing, meet fellow funders and founders, listen to pitches, and have the opportunity to invest directly into a startup.

Audience: All Members + open to public

Startup Study Hall

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New Market Growth to Product-Market Fit
9/7/22 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET
 
The path to producing and successfully selling a product is difficult and requires adaptability. Mike Reynolds will walk through how to adapt to changes in business. Sometimes you don't have to pivot your product, but you have to tweak the market!

Audience: All Members + open to public

Mike Reynolds

Innovatemap, CEO

Startup Investing 101

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#InvestInWomenFounders
9/29/22 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET

Startup Investing 101 is an educational program for individuals who have the financial capacity to invest $5,000+ in a startup at the pre-seed or seed stage. Each month, attendees learn something new about startup investing, meet fellow funders and founders, listen to pitches, and have the opportunity to invest directly into a startup.

Audience: All Members + open to public

Startup Study Hall

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Introduction to Hardware Product Development (AKA: Prototyping)
10/5/22 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET

The path to developing a physical product can be complex and costly, especially if you don't know what you're doing. Randy Parmerlee will walk through how to prototype and develop a hardware product.

Audience: All Members + open to public

Randy Parmerlee

CEO, Glassboard

Startup Investing 101

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#InvestInWomenFounders
10/27/22 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET

Startup Investing 101 is an educational program for individuals who have the financial capacity to invest $5,000+ in a startup at the pre-seed or seed stage. Each month, attendees learn something new about startup investing, meet fellow funders and founders, listen to pitches, and have the opportunity to invest directly into a startup.

Audience: All Members + open to public

Startup Investing 101

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#InvestInWomenFounders
11/17/22 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET

Startup Investing 101 is an educational program for individuals who have the financial capacity to invest $5,000+ in a startup at the pre-seed or seed stage. Each month, attendees learn something new about startup investing, meet fellow funders and founders, listen to pitches, and have the opportunity to invest directly into a startup.

Audience: All Members + open to public

Startup Investing 101

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#InvestInWomenFounders
12/1/22 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. ET

Startup Investing 101 is an educational program for individuals who have the financial capacity to invest $5,000+ in a startup at the pre-seed or seed stage. Each month, attendees learn something new about startup investing, meet fellow funders and founders, listen to pitches, and have the opportunity to invest directly into a startup.

Audience: All Members + open to public

Mental Wellness for Business

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Lynn Hynes, PhD

Psychologist, Broad Ripple Therapy Associates

Mental Wellness for Business

12/7/22 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET

Our Mental Wellness for Entrepreneurs program provides education about the psychological challenges that entrepreneurs experience regularly while providing actionable steps to make positive changes. The goal of this program is to promote emotional, psychological, and social well-being.

Note: The Startup Ladies does not offer individual or group mental health counseling. Although issues of mental health are inherent in entrepreneurship, Startup Study Halls are not a replacement for a therapeutic setting.

Audience: All Members + open to public