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#WEWednesday Save the Date – Funding Your Startup: What Investors are Looking For and What Women Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Wednesday, May 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

USPTO We Women Logo - image of several women

Join the USPTO to hear from funding and entrepreneurial experts as they discuss these and other key topics women business owners need to know during our next #WEWednesday event at the Berkeley School of Law in Berkeley, California, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. ET | 10:00 a.m PT in Room 132/Online.

Attendees will hear from a panel of experts who will discuss the venture capital process, key words investors love to hear, how to successfully raise capital, and how to protect your business. Register to attend in person or virtually.

Discussion Topics:
According to recent reports, women-led startups receive less than 3% of all venture capital investments.

What are the barriers that persist and how do we break through them? How do women-led startups and small business owners navigate this complex world, and what are investors really looking for?

Confirmed Speakers:

Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO

Lisha Bell, Economic Opportunity Manager, PayPal

Caroline Winnett, Executive Director, Berkeley SkyDeck

*The agenda is subject to change without notice.

For more information, or if you have any questions or comments, please email us at we@uspto.gov.


Wednesday, May 24, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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132 Law Building & Virtual


Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

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