Boston Women's Venture Summit, Capital W, Announces Last Call for Business Plans
Women entrepreneurs are encouraged to submit for the chance to pitch experienced Boston-based VCs before April 7 deadline
BOSTON, March 30, 2016 – Capital W, the Boston Women’s Venture Summit, founded by investor and local businesswoman Sheryl Marshall, and co-chaired by the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College (CWEL), today announced its last call for accepting business plans for the May 6th event. Women entrepreneurs must submit their plans by April 7th for the chance to pitch their business to a panel of seasoned Boston-based venture capitalist and receive real-time feedback at the event.
Babson's Diana Project found that only 2.7 percent of venture capital-funded companies had a woman CEO. Capital W is working to change that by connecting local women entrepreneurs with investors while also bringing to light top of mind issues regarding the state of venture capital for women today. The event was sold out last year and commanded a national stage, with several pitch session participants going on to schedule meetings with venture capitalists who were in attendance.
This year's event will include three pitch sessions: health sciences, open call and digital retail. Those interested can submit their plans by visiting the Capital W website at
Who: Female entrepreneurs who are actively looking to raise capital and have a business that is either prototyped or launched
What: Submit your business plan to have the chance to present at the second annual Capital W conference at one of the three pitch sessions
Where: District Hall
When: May 6, 2016
Pitch judges are venture capitalists from several leading firms including General Catalyst Partners, Atlas Venture, Bain Capital Ventures, and Flybridge Capital Partners.
Capital W will feature workshops, lectures and networking opportunities for both entrepreneurs looking to pitch investors and venture capitalists and angel investors interested in promising women-led startups.
Tickets for the day are $125. Seating is limited. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Capital W, the Boston Women’s Venture Summit
Motivated by research from Babson College’s Diana Project, Capital W is a one-day event founded by investor and Boston businesswoman Sheryl Marshall that will bring together local women entrepreneurs and members of the investment community to address the current funding gap for women-owned businesses. Capital W will feature presentations from successful CEOs and venture capitalists about their business journeys and viewpoints on women in the industry, interactive pitching workshops and on-site coaching.
About the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership
Founded in 2000, the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership at Babson College (CWEL) fulfills and extends Babson’s mission by educating, inspiring, and empowering women entrepreneurial leaders to reach their full potential to create economic and social value for themselves, their organizations, and society. The Center does this through innovative education programs, events, and by supporting and widely disseminating research about the unique skills and experiences of women entrepreneurial leaders. Additionally, CWEL supports and advances gender equality as a growth strategy for individuals and for organizations of all sizes, everywhere in the world. For more information, visit
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