This is the social side to XFounders, where women with their own startup ideas come socialize. It's a great feeling to know that you're not alone on this journey, and that there are other women out there as crazy as you are in jumpstarting their own businesses. If you have an idea, and you don't know where to start, why not come bounce your idea off of us?
“We’ve seen what can be accomplished when we use 50% of our human capacity. If you visualize what 100% can do, you’ll join me as an unbridled optimist about America’s future”. - Warren Buffet.
Women are 50% of the population. Every year, colleges are graduating classes with more than 60% women. Yet, less than 3% of VC funding goes to women startups. This is where we say there's something wrong with this picture. Let's start a movement, here in Portland to shift this number up towards 50%.
Having two X chromosomes in our genetic makeup makes us different from our XY counterparts. Is this why we are not performing as well as our male counterparts? Dr. Lin Carson, Founder of XFounderspdx, and CEO of BAKERpedia, will address this with a short keynote on "The fault in our X".
We will also hear from Jessica Chan, Founder of Winkpen, on how she created a successful kick-ass Kickstarter campaign. Ending with a Q&A session.