No matter which research reports you turn to, they all indicate that less funding and support are making their way to women-led startups…despite the fact that they tend to deliver higher revenue. The causes are varied and complex, but, ultimately, they point to a need for greater alliedship to help close gaps and ensure women get equal access to startup resources.
To explore ways that Houston’s startup ecosystem can address these disparities and be better allies for women entrepreneurs, J.P. Morgan, Mercury Fund and Impact Hub Houston invite Female Founders and startup supporters across the region to join us for a brief conversation and relationship-building breakfast on Thursday, November 21, at Mercury’s offices in Greenway Plaza.
Women entrepreneurs are invited to come connect with J.P. Morgan and the Mercury team, and get to know other founders and active investors in a casual setting. Investors and potential customers are welcome to learn new strategies for inclusion and help open doors to new opportunities throughout the morning!
The Female Founders Breakfast is part of Houston’s annual THIS: The Houston Innovation Summit (#THIS19) series held during Global Entrepreneurship Week (#GEW2019) and curated by Impact Hub Houston. With this year’s themes focusing on Ecosystems, Education, Inclusion and Policy, please feel free to share your photos and posts from this event on social media with the hashtag #GEWinclusion!
ABOUT MERCURY FUND
Mercury Fund is an early-stage venture capital firm. With over $275 million under management, Mercury focuses on entrepreneurs and technology innovation originating in the U.S. Midcontinent. Our investment themes target SaaS, Cloud, and Data Science/AI platforms that make the industrial ecosystems of Middle America more competitive and efficient.
ABOUT IMPACT HUB HOUSTON
Impact Hub Houston is a locally rooted, globally connected, nonprofit startup development organization that aims to make Houston a role model for how the world solves its most pressing issues. A member of the Impact Hub global network—the world’s largest community recognized by the United Nations for accelerating entrepreneurial solutions towards measurable and scalable impact for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—Impact Hub Houston intentionally designs places, platforms and programs to build an inclusive innovation ecosystem and empower diverse changemakers, social entrepreneurs, and impact supporters to create the change they wish to see in the world.
ABOUT J.P. MORGAN
J.P. Morgan Chase has a long history of supporting entrepreneurs and founders by providing banking services and guidance to companies of all sizes. J.P. Morgan supports innovative, high growth potential businesses through its Technology & Disruptive Commerce team at the Commercial Bank, which includes bankers and products dedicated to helping companies scale smart. We are particularly proud of support women, from our Women on the Move initiative to the firm’s $150 million Small Business Forward initiative supports women, minority and veteran-owned businesses with both the capital and technical assistance they need to grow.