Where We're Headed

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Boston

Postponed due to COVID-19

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Atlanta

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New York

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Seattle

September 2020

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San Francisco

October 2020

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Los Angeles

December 2020

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About Access

The Female Founders Alliance Access Tour is designed to help founders move their business forward by fostering meaningful connections with the people and organizations that are most difficult to access for underrepresented founders. Through a combination of panels, 1:1 coaching, founder AMAs, and facilitated networking, our guest speakers and coaches will meaningfully support founders in their area of business expertise. Founders will leave with new connections and newfound wisdom in an area of their business.

Sample program:

*Workshop: How to Navigate the Fundraising Process
*Founder Ask Me Anything (AMA): with founders who have bootstrapped, raised angel, or venture capital
*Panel with investors located in the region
*Keynote with influencer from the city
*1:1 meetings with investors and other influentials

2020 Speakers

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Farah Allen
CEO & Founder, The Labz
Atlanta; Speaker
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Nilanjana Bhowmik
Founder & GP, Converge
Atlanta; 1:1 Mentor
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Bobbie Carlton
Founder, Innovation Women
Boston; Speaker
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Jasmine Crowe
CEO & Founder, Goodr
Atlanta; Speaker
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Emily Green
All Raise
Boston; 1:1 Mentor
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Michelle Green
Advisor in Residence, Google for Startups
Atlanta; 1:1 Mentor
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Monica Hooks
ED, Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative
Atlanta; 1:1 Mentor
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Lucienne (Lucie) Ide
CEO & Founder, Rimidi
Atlanta; Speaker
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Deb Kemper
General Partner, Golden Seeds
Boston; 1:1 Mentor
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Umama Kibria
CEO & Founder, SweatPack
Atlanta; Speaker
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Kahtleen Kurre
Founder, Fusion Advisers
Atlanta; 1:1 Mentor
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Ann Leamon
COO & Co-Founding Partner, Bella Private Markets
Boston; 1:1 Mentor
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Amy Love
Assistant Director, Invest Atlanta
Atlanta; 1:1 Mentor
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Jennifer Lum
CEO & Founder, Forge.AI
Boston; Speaker
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Jessica McLear
Partner, MooDoos Investments
Boston; 1:1 Mentor
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Kathryn Minshew
CEO & Founder, The Muse
New York; Speaker
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Baiyin Murphy
Founder & Principal at Pulse Ventures
Boston; 1:1 Mentor
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Susan Nethero
MD & Founding Member, Golden Seed ATL
Atlanta; 1:1 Mentor
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Hitha Palepu
CEO, Rhoshan Pharmaceuticals
Access NY; Speaker
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Tiffanie Robinson
GP, The Jump Fund
Atlanta; 1:1 Mentor
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Rachel Stuve
MD & Investor; Golden Seeds
Atlanta; 1:1 Mentor
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Monique Villa
Investor, Mucker Capital
Atlanta; 1:1 Mentor
...and more!

FAQs

How do I know Access is for me?

Access is designed for founders who have a broad understanding of business fundamentals. We focus our content to give founders an in-depth look into the fundraising process and what it takes to scale a venture-backable company.

We are industry agnostic and our programming is broad enough for companies in all industries to learn. Access is applicable to both B2B and B2C companies.

What does it mean to be venture-scale?

Different people have slightly varying definitions, but the general consensus is that a company is designed and intended to scale — in other words, to grow its revenue substantially and relatively quickly. We look for companies with large specific addressable markets (generally $2B in annual revenue or larger), and business models that achieve substantial economies of scale (in other words, the relationship between person-hours and revenue is not linear).

How long is a 1:1 meeting?

25 minutes. Prepare to talk about you and your company in the first 2 minutes (or less) so that you can get the most out of your meeting!

What should I talk with my mentor about?

You can use this meeting for mentoring, developing a relationship, and/or receiving feedback on your pitch(deck)/company. We recommend that you know in advance what you want to get out of the meeting.

If you are pitching, please note that this is not a formal pitch for investment. We recommend exchanging contact information if there is a mutual fit. If you’d like feedback on your pitch deck, bring two printouts (full page, black and white recommended).

Can FFA help connect me with the investors attending the event?

Please bring business cards, or exchange emails in person as we will not reconnect you with the investor afterward.

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Access Tour 2020