“Creating a great company should be gender and ethnicity neutral,” Preston explains. “Education and training are keys to leveling the playing field; ARI and WFE are providing them.”
In 2013, Pitchbook.com reported that only 13 percent of VC-funded companies in the U.S. were founded by women, and according to the Center for Venture Research, women represented only 19.4 percent of the angel market, despite controlling the majority of wealth in the US.WFE seeks to close these gaps by providing women access to entrepreneur and investor education, from understanding financials to building a successful team. As an experienced investor, Susan Preston provides unique insight to navigating the early-stage space. As the author of two books, Angel Financing for Entrepreneurs:
For more information on this upcoming educational event and ARI’s Women First Enterprise, contact JJ Knight at 910.523.5503 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About ARI – The Angel Resource Institute, founded in 2006, is an innovative nonprofit that focuses on delivering top-notch education on proven best practices in angel investing to both entrepreneurs and investor, as well as delivering the most robust data trends in angel investing. ARI’s commitment to producing premier education and research is rooted in its relationship with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which originally developed ARI. Just as the business industry evolves, so does ARI. It is currently expanding its education and research initiatives around the globe, including countries such as India, Canada, Australia, Scotland, Brazil, Israel, England, and elsewhere.
About WFE -
The Angel Resource Institute’s Women First Enterprise (ARI’s WFE) caters to women in the early-stage space by providing the appropriate training and exposure to finance and business realities. By addressing the specific pain points women face in the startup community, ARI’s WFE will lead the female-driven movement by educating and mentoring women as they seek success in the competitive entrepreneurial industry. The WFE programs consist of lectures, panels, and interactive exercises with the audience as well as a question-and-