2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Female Founders: Accelerator and Investor Edition

Sunday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon H
500 E 4th St

While tech and traditional VC continue to struggle with a lack of gender diversity, several notable early stage funds and incubators/accelerators have been founded and/or led by women. Hear the stories and motivations that led a remarkable group of women to create some of the world's leading seed-stage funds, accelerator programs, and startup communities.


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Karen Griffith Gryga

Managing Partner

DreamIt Ventures

Karen Griffith Gryga is a Managing Partner at DreamIt Ventures where she oversees the Philadelphia cycles and leads fundraising efforts for DreamIt Fund II. She is the co-founder of Liberty Venture...

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Reshma Sohoni

Founder & Partner


Reshma has always combined technology and business from university to today. Getting degrees in both Engineering and Business (UPenn M&T) meant that from an early age she was cultivating a path tha...

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Sara Brand


True Wealth Innovations

Prior to founding True Wealth Innovations, Dr. Sara Brand was Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Transformation at AMD. At AMD, she held several key leadership positions, including C...

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Shari Wynne Ressler

Founder & Pres


Shari Wynne Ressler is an Austin-based entrepreneur and attorney who is passionate about equipping innovators for success and building communities through connection. Shari is Founder and CEO of SK...

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