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Educational & Social Programs

Startup Study Hall

Startup Study Hall

Frequency:  1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month  

Audience:   Members & Public

Startup Study Halls provide the structure, consistency, and accountability to help you focus on moving your idea forward. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Startup Study Halls are currently being held virtually.


Executive Mentors focus on one topic specific to starting up and/or scaling a business.  Mentors provide case studies and actionable next steps so that what you learn in Study Hall can be applied immediately to your business.


6:00 pm -  Login to Zoom and introduce yourself in the chat

6:10 pm​ -  Welcome

6:15 pm -  Executive Mentor leads discussion

7:20 pm -  Create 1 goal to be completed within 2 weeks   

                   Executive Mentors will follow up w/ each student

7:30 pm -  Chat rooms

8:00 pm -  Wrap up


Mental Wellness for Business

Frequency:  Quarterly

Audience:   Members & Public

Mental health is often ignored while starting up a company - there’s just too much to do.  After listening to hundreds of founders discuss the many challenges they have faced, it became clear that we needed a deliberate way to talk about mental health in a professional setting.

In today’s challenging times, there are even more mental challenges—isolation, stress, uncertainty. 

This 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, this is not a replacement for a therapeutic setting.



Frequency:  Quarterly

Audience:   Members and Public


Growing relationships with colleagues in your network and establishing new relationships with influencers who can open doors for you is critical when launching a startup. Community building is one of the reasons The Startup Ladies have been so successful building traction. We like spending time together -  in these unprecedented times, we are more committed than ever to being there for one another.

To keep our community safe and healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our Meetups will be held virtually until it is safe to meet in person.

Founders & Funders

Founders & Funders

Frequency:  Special event

Audience:   Members only


One of the reasons why more women don’t build scalable businesses is because they don’t have investors in their network. It can be difficult to secure funding to prove out a concept.  Lots of ideas are generated, companies are formed, but too many fail because of the lack of funding in the startup stage.  


The Startup Ladies host special events so that entrepreneurs have the opportunity to get to know potential funders.  Investors have the opportunity to learn more about funding needs and founders have the chance to tell the story of their company. The goal of this series is to increase funding in women-owned startups and identify and connect potential advisors to entrepreneurs.


Startup Investing 101

Frequency:  Monthly

Audience:   Members only

Startup Investing 101 is an educational program for individuals who have the financial capacity to invest $5,000+ in a startup. Conversations will take place monthly and will cover the following topics: the process of investing in a startup, how equity works, how to evaluate business plans and risk, what is an exit strategy, how to support the founder, and the legal and tax responsibilities of an investor.  Conversations will be facilitated by angel investors, attorneys, and accountants who are experts in the field of investing in startups. 


If more people invest in startups at this stage, we could grow the pipeline for angel investment firms around the country. The goal of this program is to increase the number of impact investors who fund startups at the idea stage.

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