2020 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.


with The Startup Ladies and Women of Skyline

Thursday, January 23, 2019 from 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Want to meet the leaders and members of the most influential women's organizations in Central Indiana? Then join us for our Meetup on January 23 from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Skyline Club. Appetizers are included in the ticket price. A cash bar will be available to all attendees.

Tickets for members are $25+ tax. The public may purchase tickets through The Startup Ladies for $40+ tax.

Make a note - bring your business cards!

No excuses, arrive with plenty of business cards because you are going to meet people who you will be doing business with in 2020.

Angie Stocklin

Co-Founder, One-Click





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.


to our title sponsor

and host

Delta Faucet Company

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Tuesday, February 11, 2019 from Noon – 4:00pm

Our 5th Anniversary event is a celebration of female founders and mental wellness in the startup space!

Over the last five years, The Startup Ladies have gone from Meetup, to movement, to scalable startup. We think the best way to celebrate our success is to bring our community of founders, funders, participants, and supporters together to: have fun, share and learn. Please plan to join us for our 5th Anniversary Celebration on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from noon - 4:00 p.m. at the beautifully designed Delta Faucet headquarters in Carmel.

Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a lunch buffet while visiting with founders who are seeking investment.  After lunch, three smart and powerful women will be speaking about the startup landscape and creating cultures focused on mental wellness.

5th Anniversary Celebration Speakers


Managing Director,

GM Techstars


Owner & Therapist, Empowered Living Inc.

Owner, BH Intimates



Owner, Lynn Hynes Design Associates



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Registration opens - guests arrive and enjoy a lunch buffet. Network with entrepreneurs at their presentation tables

Welcome from Delta

Startup Ladies announcements

Claudia Reuter, GM Americas East, Techstars and author of Yes, You Can Do This! How Women Start Up, Scale Up, and Build the Life They Want

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Lynn Hynes, PhD, Psychologist and owner of Lynn Hynes Design Associates 

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Ranada Dalton, Owner and Therapist at Empowered Living Inc., and Owner of BH Intimates

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Members get to attend for free! If you’ve been thinking about joining, now is a great time. This special event is limited to 150 people. Who will be there? Founders, funders, community leaders focused on the startup mindset, and those who wish to learn more about creating a culture of mental wellness are invited to purchase tickets.

Tom Chrzanowski

Director, RSM

Chris Frankel

Tax Manager, RSM

Eric Levenhagen

Manager, RSM


Topic: The Mysterious World of State and Local Tax

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Audience: Founders, investors, C-level executives

Executive Mentors Tom Chrzanowski, Chris Frankel, and Eric Levenhagen are team members in state and local tax at RSM, the nation's leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. At this Startup Study Hall, they will discuss the ever changing landscape and best practices of state credits and incentives, income, franchise, and sales and use tax.


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.

Patrick Brown

Director of Media & Analytics,

Bradley and Montgomery


Topic: Setting Up Your Analytics for Success

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Audience: Founders, investors, small businesses, non-profit leaders, solopreneurs

Low bounce rates are great, but only if your analytics settings are ship shape. Patrick Brown, Director of Media and Analytics at Bradley and Montgomery, will discuss how to set up your web analytics to ensure you’re tracking the right measurements and getting accurate data. Attendees will gain a better understanding of potential pitfalls in setting up analytics, how to interpret analytics data points, and what to do once you've collected your data.


Topic: Branding - It's More Than Just a Name

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Audience: Founders, new startup members, early stage startups

Are you planning to start a new business? Is your startup struggling with identity and branding hurdles? Join us as we review a branding checklist for new businesses to ensure a strong start.

Maureen Sanner

Principal Consultant of Marketing Services,
Lift Bridge CXO

Pat Roberts

Principal Consultant of Human Resources,
Lift Bridge CXO


Topic: The Impact of a Bad Hire – What Do I Do Now?

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Audience: Founders, investors, C-level executives

Occasionally we hire a candidate who has the right credentials, glides through the interview process, and has outstanding references but ends up negatively impacting productivity, poisoning morale, and risks turnover of valued team members. Could it happen to you? Only 19% of new hires are considered fully successful. There are ways to mitigate the risk. At this Startup Study Hall, Pat Roberts will you teach you best practices for hiring, and how to correct poor hiring decisions!

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 executive

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.

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

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


Topic: Identifying Your Target Market

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Audience: Founders - small businesses and startups

At this Startup Study Hall, Mike will address how to identify your target market. He will help you understand the decision making process of customers in those markets so you can channel your resources effectively.

Mike Strohl

Senior Vice President,

Citizens Energy Group

Jay Loudermilk

Valuation Services, RSM


Topic: How much is your dream really worth?

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Audience: Founders, investors, C-level executives

Executive Mentors Jay Loudermilk and Andrew Renz are team members in valuation services at RSM, the nation's leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. At this Startup Study Hall, they will discuss valuations and value drivers over a company’s life cycle.

Andrew Renz

Valuation & Consulting, RSM

Kathy Kinder


Lift Bridget CXO


Topic: Essentials of Budgeting and Planning, Three Perspectives

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm



  • Founders

  • Investors

  • Anyone with an idea for a startup who needs to learn how to create a budget and financial plan

  • Anyone interested in continuing their education about budgeting and financial planning

Principals from Lift Bridge CXO will cover various aspects of making a budget and financial plan including: forecasting revenues, marketing costs and personnel costs. Attendees will gain a better understanding of the processes and results of preparing a well thought-out financial plan.

Kelli White


Kelli White Photography


Topic: Creating Consistent Visual Content for Your Brand and Business

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Audience: Founders, C-level executives, marketing professionals

At this Startup Study Hall, Kelli will share information on how to create a cohesive visual identity for your company or personal brand. Each attendee will leave with new ideas and inspiration to create impactful images and videos to support their message.