NYU Female Founders

The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute spurs conversations and events to support women in entrepreneurship. Our #NYUFemaleFounders initiative offers monthly “lunch & learn” events, an annual Female Founders Forum, and resources to help NYU female founders grow or scale their startup.

We’re happy to recognize the female founders who have been a part of the Institute! Here are a few statistics we’re particularly proud of:

We hope to continue to offer impactful content and resources to support female founders and women working in STEAM. If you're interested in getting involved, please let us know by emailing entrepreneur@nyu.edu.

If you are a female entrepreneur who seeks coaching, mentorship, and feedback for your idea, you can connect with one of our many coaches by booking an appointment on our website.

  • Spring 2019 Female Founders Forum Information


    12:00-12:45PM: Registration

    12:45-1:00PM: Opening Remarks

    1:00-1:45PM: Female Founders in Male Dominated Industries Panel

    • Mc Kenna Walsh
      Head of BD at VentureDevs (moderator) - @mew_128
    • Edith Mandel
      Principal at Greenwish Street Advisors
    • Carmela Rea
      Founder & CEO at Eggfund,Inc - @Egg_Fund
    • Stacy Blain
      Co-founder & CSO at Concarlo Holdings LLC
    • Telisa Daughtery
      Founder & CTO at FlyTechnista,
      Managing Partner & Investor at FemX Ventures - @TeLisaD

    1:45-2:30PM: The Future is Female: Women in Venture Panel

    • Lisa Xu
      Investor at FirstMark Capital (moderator) - @Lisaxu92
    • Ellie Wheeler
      Partner at Greycroft - @Ellie
    • Jenny Friedman
      Co-founder & Managing Partner at Supernode Ventures - @JenFriedman
    • Frances Schwiep
      Principal at Two Sigma Ventures - @Schwiepit
    • Joanne Lin
      Principal at Newark Venture Partners - @JoanneLin92

    2:30-3:00PM: Snack & Networking Break

    3:00-3:45PM: Starting a Startup While Still in School Panel

    • Phoebe Punzalan (CAS ‘06 & Wagner ‘10)
      Associate Director at NYU W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs (moderator)
    • Rachel Serwetz (Stern ‘19)
      Founder of WOKEN
    • Myriam Sbeiti (Tandon ’18)
      Co-founder of Sunthetics
    • Earlene Cruz (Gallatin ‘18)
      Founder of Kitchen Connection - @KitchenConnOrg
    • Ma Qing (Gallatin ’19)
      Co-founder of Crema Technologies Inc

    3:45-4:30PM: Defying the Odds: Women Raising Capital Panel

    • Lorine Pendleton
      Investment Partner at Portfolia (moderator) - @LorinePendleton
    • Sevetri Wilson
      Founder & CEO at Resilia - @sevetriwilson
    • Emmie Chang
    • Co-founder & CEO at Tradecipher - @Emmie
    • Reham Fagiri
      Co-founder & CEO at AptDeco - @RFagiri

    4:30-5:40PM: American Family Institute for Corporate and Social Impact Announcement

    4:40-5:00PM: Snack & Networking Break

    5:00-5:45PM: Fireside chat with Joanne Wilson

    • Featured Guest: Joanne Wilson, Angel Investor, Blogger,
      Co-founder of the Women's Entrepreneur Festival,
      Host of the Positively Gotham Gal podcast
    • Moderator: Emily Baum
      Programs Manager, NYU Entrepreneurial Institute
      Adjunct Faculty, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

    5:45-6:00PM: Closing Snack & Networking Break




  • Upcoming events
    Fri, Jan 31
    11:00am ‐ 01:00pm

    Female Founders Lunch with Amy Auton-Smith

    Host: NYU Entrepreneurial Institute

    Join the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute for a networking luch on Friday, December 13th from 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM to meet local female founders and i...

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