2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Entrepreneuring Women in Austin

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Austin Chamber Offices
500 E 4th St

Nationwide, only 3% of VC-backed companies have a woman CEO. More surprising yet, only 15% have a single woman on the executive team. Yet when women are on the team, studies show companies have substantially higher financial performance. Pitchbook data shows that Austin suffers the same 3% funding levels for women-led companies. But there are positive trends: Austin Texas is ranked #2 for growth in women-owned businesses, and Austin is ranked #6 in women-led businesses seeking equity crowdfunding. Women entrepreneurs will share their successes & challenges, and discuss what’s different about Austin and what other cities can learn from what’s happening here.

Hashtags: #sxsw #Atxwomen


Amy Millman at SXSW

Amy Millman

Co-Founder & Pres

Springboard Enterprises

Amy Millman has established a successful career as an advocate working for and with business and government officials to develop and implement national business development and policy initiatives. ...

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Jan Ryan at SXSW

Jan Ryan



As an entrepreneur, software tech executive, and investor, Jan Ryan has been focused on building early and expansion stage companies for over 25 years, resulting in four successful acquisitions and...

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Kerry Rupp at SXSW

Kerry Rupp

Venture Partner

True Wealth Innovations

Leveraging over 20 years' experience launching and growing startups and new lines of business, Kerry Rupp advises clients on innovation & strategy. In addition to consulting, Kerry is a Venture Pa...

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Laura Bosworth at SXSW

Laura Bosworth

CEO & Co-Founder

Tevido Biodevices

Laura Bosworth, CEO/co-founder of TeVido BioDevices, is a dynamic former Fortune 50 executive with 25+ years of cross-functional industry experience. TeVido is a biotech start-up using innovativ...

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