The Startup Ladies is a membership organization that identifies, educates, connects, and increases investment in women entrepreneurs starting up and scaling businesses.
We identify new entrepreneurs by building relationships with key business leaders throughout the country committed to elevating women of every age and background while providing a safe space for entrepreneurs and investors to learn and connect.
We educate first-time founders through "Startup Study Halls" and first-time funders through "Startup Investing 101" programming.
We create community through our Meetups which allow attendees to connect with experienced executives and fellow budding entrepreneurs.
We increase investment in women-owned companies by hosting pitch events, educating new investors, and making connections between founders and angel investors.
We believe that diversity is a competitive advantage. Anyone (men included) who has a passion for startups and investing is invited to become a member and participate in our programs and events.
Join the Movement - Become a Member
Do you have an idea for a startup? Is this your first time building a business on your own? Is your small business ready to scale? Do you feel a little overwhelmed and unsure about what to do next? Would you like to learn about how to invest in a startup and possibly make your first investment?
If you answered, “yes!” to any one of those questions, we can help you. We want you to think BIG about your first startup from the very beginning. It takes courage, training, and resources turn a problem into a solution-focused, profitable company.
Since 2014, we’ve created a safe space for our entrepreneurial community to learn, overcome challenges, and celebrate wins. In 2017, we launched programming to educate first-time investors with the hopes of increasing the number of women investing in women-owned startups.
Our membership model provides founders and investors with the resources and connections to move from idea, to market, to growth. Members have year-round opportunities to develop new skills and form trusting relationships with a team that will help you become an accountable CEO and/or savvy startup investor.
Take your first step toward starting up your scalable business by attending an event in one of our Chapter cities. If you’re already committed to your company, then become a member now.