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Women Innovators Initiative (WI2) - Running a Startup: Perspective of Two Women Founders and CEOs from Cornell
According to Silicon Valley Bank report [1], 28% of U.S. startups have a female founder and 14% have a female CEO. While venture capital is their most likely next source of funding regardless of the gender makeup of the founding team, the startups with a female founder are slightly less likely to rely on them for funding. Actually, companies founded solely by women garnered 2.1% of the total capital invested in venture-backed startups in the US [2].

For the third WI2 webinar, we speak with two women founders and CEOs from Cornell University to find out about their experience as founders/CEOs and to hear about the lessons learned during the formation and growth of their venture.

• Rachel Dorin, Ph.D., President and CEO, and Co-Founder, Terapore
• Siyu Huang, Ph.D., Co-Founder and CEO, Lionano

Alice Li, Ph.D., Executive Director, Center for Technology Licensing, Cornell University

More information on WI2: https://ctl.cornell.edu/inventors/women-innovators-initiative/

[1] 2020 Women in US Technology Leadership. Silicon Valley Bank. (2021). https://www.svb.com/women-in-technology#
[2] The US VC Female Founders Dashboard. PitchBook (updated in 2021). https://pitchbook.com/news/articles/the-vc-female-founders-dashboard

Apr 2, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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