2019 Calendar of Events

Our Indianapolis chapter offers the full range of Startup Ladies programming for entrepreneurs & investors.  Curious? Come to an event! Committed? Become a member.

Gerry Dick

Owner, Grow INdiana Media Ventures


Topic: Are You and Your Startup Ready for Your Media Debut?

Monday, November 18, 2019 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm


The Startup Ladies Welcome EVERYONE! Gerry Dick, host of Inside Indiana Business, is the Oprah of local business talk shows. We'll visit Gerry at his WFYI home and discuss what you and your business can do to prepare for TV appearances. There are some key factors to consider when organizing your thoughts for television. Gerry will coach you on what to focus on so that your company shines in the limelight.

Dr. Lynn Hynes


Mental Wellness for Entrepreneurs 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm


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.


at Anthony's Chophouse

Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm


Audience: Startup Investors - Members Only & Special Guests

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 you would like to learn more about attending this event and/or becoming an investor member, please send us an inquiry at


at The Healthy Food Cafe

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm


This year, we are sooooooo excited to celebrate the holidays at the Healthy Food Cafe. Startup Lady, Erica Bryant owns this delightful and delicious restaurant in Greenwood. You are going to LOVE the food and the atmosphere!

Please bring a book that helped you on your entrepreneurial path gift wrapped. You can also include a product from your company in your gift bag (a great way for attendees to learn about your company!) We exchange White Elephant style, so, spiffy gift wrap is encouraged. ;-)


Members of course! If you are noodling on an idea for a startup, this is a great opportunity for you to Meetup with our entrepreneurial community. Wondering what it would be like to invest in a startup? Get yourself a ticket and meet some of the incredible founders who we've been training over the years. In a service industry that wants to do business with startups and investors? You should definitely be there!

2020 Calendar of Events


Ranada Dalton

CEO & Founder,

BH Intimates


featuring The Startup Ladies

Monday, March 16, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

In celebration of women's history month, The Startup Ladies are delighted to collaborate with PitchFeast to award our fourth grant from The Startup Ladies Fund. This wonderful event focuses on startups founded by women.

Three members of The Startup Ladies will have the opportunity to pitch their startup for a chance to win $1,000. Three Investor members from The Startup Ladies will serve as judges. Each pitch finalist will have five minutes to pitch and ten minutes to answer questions from the judges. Immediately following, the judges will deliberate and select a winner. At 7:45 p.m., one winner will be selected and awarded a $1,000 grant from The Startup Ladies Fund.

Members of The Startup Ladies may attend for free; however, registration is required. The public may purchase tickets for $25. Dinner is included with each ticket. Proceeds generated through ticket sales will be DONATED to PitchFeast. :)


PitchFeast is a 501(c)(3) public charity and crowdfunding dinner, which serves as an innovative fundraising program for small businesses, under-resourced entrepreneurs and creatives. It is a community meal in which a ticket gives you not only food and fellowship, but also the opportunity to FUNdraise for a creative, Indianapolis idea. PitchFeast welcomes all kind of creative types for a unique crowd-sourcing competition that leverages the power of the community to fund innovative ideas.

Rebecca Bormann

Managing Director of Sales & Services,

Bell Techlogix


Topic: Closing with Confidence

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Audience: Founders, investors, junior - senior sales professionals, HR professionals

The Startup Ladies Welcome EVERYONE! At this Startup Study Hall, Rebecca will discuss effective strategies for closing sales. She wil help you determine what closing language is the best fit for you.

Angie Stocklin

Co-Founder, One-Click




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

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Audience: Founders, investors, C-level executives

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.

Ashley Vukovits

Investor, Board Member, & Consultant


Book: Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Audience: Founders, investors, C-level executives

Join us for a discussion on the book Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. This book tells the story of Westover's pursuit of a formal education, which begins with her survivalist upbringing in Idaho and takes her all the way to Cambridge University.