SPONSORS

Our amazing sponsors are listed below. Their help and generosity has been pivotal in making our event possible. Without their support and confidence, we would not be here today. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts.

 

FOUNDING SPONSORS

Our founding sponsors are instrumental in making our flagship, female-focused event a success.
With their support, we are changing the ratio!

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NIMBLE. ENTREPRENEURIAL. RESOURCEFUL.
QUALITIES YOU WANT IN YOUR LAWYERS.
Fox Rothschild is a national law firm that focuses on serving growing businesses. We have earned a reputation for excellent client service and responsiveness by attracting bright and creative lawyers who know how to deliver.
The Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Group at Fox connects you to expansive talent in key practice areas. Startups need help navigating a variety of legal, regulatory and business hurdles as they grow and seek financial backing. That is where Fox excels.

Fox attorneys – some of whom are angel investors themselves – provide innovative, tailored advice to founders and their backers.
Our comprehensive suite of legal services includes:

Corporate Counseling | Capital Markets | Employment & Executive Compensation | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions | Privacy & Data Security | Real Estate

 

GOLD SPONSORS

Our Gold sponsors are important partners in our work to make this event a success.
With their support, we are changing the ratio!

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XRC Labs is a venture capital firm and accelerator for the next generation of disruptors in the retail technology and consumer goods sectors.XRC Labs runs programs that bring together entrepreneurs, investors, brands and retailers to foster rapid innovation and unlock new opportunities in retail. We select startups that are positioned to create significant change in the retail or consumer goods industries. Startups receive capital, mentoring, operational support, and exclusive access to a prestigious network of entrepreneurs, investors, and seasoned industry leaders. They graduate from XRC Labs with solid business plans and a priceless new network.

 

SILVER & OTHER SPONSORS

Silver sponsors make all the difference! We couldn't succeed without them.
And with their support, we are changing the ratio!

Female Innovators Lab by Barclays and Anthemis

The Female Innovators Lab by Barclays and Anthemis (Lab) is a venture fund and studio dedicated to investing and cultivating entrepreneurial talent in women across the financial services ecosystem. Entrepreneurs who join the Lab will receive human, intellectual and financial resources, backed by an extensive network of advisors and experts from Anthemis and Barclays. Additionally, entrepreneurs will receive support and guidance around product, operations, hiring, marketing and more, all of which will be focused on helping founders to build their business.

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Republic is a financial technology firm that allows everyone to invest in private markets. Republic operates several distinct business lines including a retail investment platform, a private capital division, and a blockchain advisory practice. The Republic ecosystem has deployed over $700 million in investments, has supported over 600 companies, and is comprised of a community of over 2.5M users across 100 countries. Republic is backed by dozens of leading investment firms and financial institutions and its affiliated entities have co-invested with the best names in venture and private equity. Visit republic.com or @joinrepublic on Twitter.

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TriNet is a professional employer organization, or PEO, that provides small and medium-size businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR solutions tailored by industry. To free SMBs from HR complexities, TriNet offers access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation and compliance, payroll and real-time technology. From Main Street to Wall Street, TriNet empowers SMBs to focus on what matters most—growing their business.

 

SERVICES SPONSORS

Our services sponsors have generously donated valuable startup-focused services to our entrepreneurs.
With their support, we are changing the ratio!

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Unlike many accelerators, grIP is not centered around a three to four month bootcamp designed to train founders in basic entrepreneurial skills. Instead, we offer an à la carte roster of seasoned specialists committed to our clients’ success. grIP team members can work with clients directly (joining their management teams for the short or long-term) or indirectly (providing services on an ‘as-needed’ basis). 
grIP clients are likely to commit less equity as compared to accelerator participants. In line with our à la carte model, our clients engage specific experts only when they need them. This allows entrepreneurs to benefit from a customized approach while committing less equity to the deal.
Our model is particularly compelling for repeat or seasoned founders who find accelerator programs to be low yield, yet seek subject matter specialists and access to a broad network for fundraising or other purposes. 
We have five seasoned fundraising specialists who advise our clients on fundraising strategies and leverage our networks of venture capital firms, angel investors and family offices. grIP also has specialists in gaining access to non-dilutive government funding.

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WAYOG is a leadership and business coaching group that supports individuals and teams as they grow professionally.  Our coaches have been on the executive teams of multiple start-up ventures and served on the boards of international companies. Founders who are ready to build their business need to understand not only the emotional and psychological investment they are making, but also the logistics of starting a company, regardless of industry and potential size. As MBAs and Industrial/Organizational psychologists, our expertise lies at the intersection of what they need to follow their dreams.

 

SPONSORS

Committed to Our Cause

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SWIM

Sloan Women in Management (SWIM) works to increase opportunities for all women at MIT Sloan through networking events, speaker series, professional development workshops, and mentorship programs. Flagship events include the annual C-function, women’s ambassador day for incoming students, and an annual end-of-year celebration brunch. SWIM’s biggest event is an annual conference centered around various topics of interest to the SWIM community, most recently about identifying and managing unconscious bias.

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MARTIN TRUST CENTER FOR MIT ENTREPRENEURSHIP

At the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship our mission is to advance knowledge and educate students in innovation-driven entrepreneurship in a manner that will best serve the world in the 21st century.

The focus of our education is MIT students to whom we provide proven frameworks, courses, co-curricular programs, state-of-the-art facilities, advisory services, and processes to create a rigorous, practical, customized, and integrated educational experience.

We accept and welcome our leadership role to advance the field at MIT as well as globally.

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AMITA

Founded in 1899 as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Women's Association (MITWA), AMITA  has a long and rich history. Since 1899, more than 20 years before women would win the right to vote, AMITA has provided a way for former MIT women students to stay in touch with each other and the Institute.

  • maintained the history of women students at MIT through registers and surveys.

  • helped to create MIT housing for women students.

  • encouraged young women to consider careers based on math and science.

  • recognized academic excellence of women students and provided scholarships and other support.

  • sponsored programs of general interest to alumnae.

MIT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

MIT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

The MIT Alumni Association connects MIT alumni to the most talented network in the world: the MIT community. The MIT Alumni Association provides numerous benefits and opportunities to the alumni community, including news, financial services, leadership opportunities, and much more.

How do you want to engage with your MIT community? Find out more about:

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