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 […] [...]




Ready Set Raise: Highlights from an Unforgettable Night.

Videos from an unforgettable night. Are you still reeling from last week’s Ready Set Raise demo night?! We sure are! The energy, the founders and the unwavering support of the audience was what made the night truly memorable. Ready Set Raise 2018 was just the beginning – but what a beginning it was! In the […] [...]




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 […] [...]




Ready Set Raise Class of ’18: Laura Oden – Pandere Shoes

Laura Oden is the founder and CEO of Pandere Shoes, a startup that has created expandable shoes. Pandere Shoes launched in June 2016 and is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska. Learn more about Laura and her company by reading our interview below. Tell us a little about Pandere Shoes? What inspired you to start the company? […] [...]




Ready Set Raise Class of ’18: Elaine Kwon – Chanlogic

Elaine Kwon is the founder and CEO of Chanlogic, Global SaaS product for eCommerce channel managers. Chanlogic launched this year and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Learn more about Elaine Kwon and her company by reading our interview below. Tell us a little about Chanlogic? What inspired you to start the company? Chanlogic was partially […] [...]




Ready Set Raise Class of ’18: Alexa Anthony – MagicAI

Alexa Anthony is the founder and CEO of MagicAI, an artificial intelligence company for livestock care. MagicAI launched in June 2017 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Learn more about Alexa and her company by reading our interview below. Tell us a little about MagicAI? What inspired you to start the company? Animals are such […] [...]




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 […] [...]




Ready Set Raise Class of ’18: Somya Kaushik – EsqMe

Somya Kaushik is the founder and CEO of EsqMe, a document marketplace for lawyers, by lawyers. EsqMe launched in 2017 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Learn more about Somya and her company by reading our interview below. Tell us a little about EsqMe? What inspired you to start the company? EsqMe is […] [...]




Ready Set Raise Class of ’18: Mim Ingvarson – MoxieReader

Mim Ingvarson is the founder and CEO of MoxieReader, is technology that improves child literacy. Moxie Reader launched in 2017 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Learn more about Mim and her company by reading our interview below. Tell us a little about MoxieReader? What inspired you to start the company? Two thirds […] [...]




Ready Set Raise Class of ’18: Lori-Lee Emshey – FutureSight AR

Lori-Lee Emshey is the founder and CEO of FutureSight AR, an augmented reality product for engineering, procurement, and construction companies. FutureSight AR launched in 2017 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Learn more about Lori-Lee and her company by reading our interview below. Tell us a little about FutureSight AR? What inspired you to start […] [...]