Capital W: The Boston Women’s Venture Summit

One day. One goal. Close the female funding gap.
Join entrepreneurs, investors and those interested in the state of venture capital for women for a day of speakers, pitching, workshops and relationship-building. Go here for the full details of the day and to register.

Registration + Welcome

Pitch Session 1 | Wellness + Tech

Sponsored by General Catalyst Partners
4 female entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to a panel of top VCs
Moderator: David Chang, Entrepreneur + Angel Investor
Judges: Yumin Choi, Bain Capital Ventures | Jason Rhodes, Atlas Ventures | Liam Donohue, .406 Ventures

Speaker | Is Your Company Venture Fundable?

Gina Ashe, CEO, ThirdChannel Inc., a Redstar Company
Is your idea scaleable? How do you sell yourself and your vision? What if it’s not fundable?


The Ada Lovelace Award

Presented by last year’s winner, Zaffre Investments, to the venture capital fund that has done the most in 2016 to contribute to the advancement of women in venture capital
Leah O’Donnell, Managing Director, Zaffre Investments

Panel | Wellness CEOs

Moderator: Leah O’Donnell, Managing Director, Zaffre Investments
Panelists: Jan Bruce, meQuilibrium | Beth Kaplan, RTR, Formerly GNC |
Smaiyra Million, Highland Capital Partners, Former CEO, Sports Club / LA |
Liz Asai, 3Derm Systems

Pitch Session 3 | Wellness + Tech

Sponsored by Silicon Valley Bank
4 female entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to a panel of top VCs
Moderator: Jody Rose, Executive Director, NEVCA
Judges: Kate Walsh, Silicon Valley Bank | Paulina Hill, Polaris Partners |
Gaye Bok, Excel Venture Management

Speaker | Healthcare Investing, the GE Ventures Way

Lisa Suennen, Senior Managing Director, Healthcare, GE Ventures

Panel | The “He Said, She Said” Panel

Male and female VCs face off in a lively discussion of why women founders get less funding than their male counterparts
Moderator: Shirley Leung, The Boston Globe

Cocktails | Meet the Women Investors of Boston

Sponsored by Foley Hoag
Join, meet, and network with many of the top women investors in the Boston ecosystem who continue to support female founders