Female Entrepreneurs Connect and Learn at Women@Austin

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News “Leave Your Superwomen Capes at the Door” That’s Jan Ryan’s only rule for Women@Austin events at Capital Factory. The meetings provide a receptive environment for female entrepreneurs to connect and learn from each other while enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres. “Authenticity is what makes the magic for […]

Pioneering Women Tech Entrepreneurs in Austin

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News A panel of women entrepreneurs in Austin managed to find funding for their ventures despite the odds being stacked against them. “There’s no ratio or statistic that has gotten in their way,” said Jan Ryan, serial entrepreneur and CEO of Women@Austin. That panel at the Austin Technology […]

Women@Austin Provides Insights on Startups and Fundraising

By LAURA LOREK Founder of Silicon Hills News The Capital Factory in downtown Austin smelled like roses and perfume on Thursday night. Red heart balloons, roses and heart-shaped doilies decorated the tables, walls and windows of the main presentation room. The tech accelerator and incubator hosted more than 100 women for the inaugural Women@Austin event, […]

Women@Austin Wants to Foster More Women Entrepreneurs

By LAURA LOREK Founder Silicon Hills News Founding a high tech startup and raising venture capital is tough for everyone. But it’s even tougher for women, according to the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. In a recent study, the institute reported “women founded only three percent of technology firms and one percent […]