Ready Set Raise is now X Combinator

**Happy April Fools’ Day! Ready Set Raise is no joke though – applications open in May. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the know with the Female Founders Alliance.** Last year, the Female Founders Alliance launched a startup accelerator specifically designed for women, by women. We identified a gap among our members at […] [...]

Access Portland – Check Out the Lineup

Heading to Access Portland this year? Here are the VIPs that will move your business forward. Meet the Investors: Matt Abrams – Seven Peaks Ventures: Matt is a General Partner at Seven Peaks Ventures. His primary focus is Enterprise Data Analytics and Machine Intelligence. He also focuses heavily on AR/VR, Security, and Quantum technologies and […] [...]

Meet the VIPs Attending Access Seattle

If you’re attending Access Seattle this year, you’ll get the chance to meet people that can move your business forward. Here’s a list of our Access Seattle VIPs. Meet Investors: Dennis Joyce – Angel Investor: Dennis is an early-stage investor and Real Estate Portfolio Manager specializing in early-stage investing, and Angel and Pre-Seed syndication. He […] [...]

New Year, Fresh Start

January has always been a time of renewal for me. Last January, I made the decision to turn the Female Founders Alliance from a hobby to a mission. In the months that followed, FFA evolved from a small Facebook group to a social impact corporation running a national accelerator for female-founded, venture-scale companies. With the […] [...]

Keeping up with the Female Founders Alliance

“CHANGE FOR WOMEN, BY WOMEN.”Ready Set Raise Recaps Two weeks have passed since Demo Night and it’s still a surreal experience for me. My team and I have spent this time reflecting on Ready Set Raise, following up with our participants, and evaluating our feedback. We realized that since the idea sparked in June, till […] [...]

Tomorrow is the night! Demo night!

Tomorrow we rock it out! It was less than 4 months ago that I hired my team, the incomparable Anita Loomba and Sage Quiamno. On their first day, I told them my "BHAG" (that’s business peak for big, hairy, audacious goal): "I want to launch a national accelerator. In September. Of this year." To their […] [...]

Want a ticket to Demo Night?

If you’ve ever been to a Demo Night, where companies graduating from an accelerator take the stage, you know the drill: founders are in the spotlight, looking and feeling like the rock stars that they are. Sometimes there’s a woman or three in the mix – but often there are none. We believe that Female […] [...]

The big reveal! Introducing the Ready Set Raise finalists!

Two weeks ago we shared the kick off to Ready Set Raise, our first accelerator designed for female founded companies. Today, we have two exciting announcements to share. First, Trilogy Equity Partners, a Bellevue-based venture capital firm, stepped in to underwrite the cost of the program to participants. This incredibly rare and very substantial subsidy […] [...]

What lies ahead…events, news & more from the Female Founders Alliance!

And so it begins. Summer is winding down and, for many of us, that means the start of the fall fundraising season – conjuring up nerves, emotions and challenges when raising capital, especially for female founders. Nevertheless we persist. And we’re excited and motivated to see other women pave the way – including our very […] [...]