According to an American Express 2016 report, there are over 11.3 million women owned businesses in the U.S. that employ nearly 9 million people and generate over $1.6 trillion in revenues. However, women leaders starting their own business face significant barriers to growth — among the nearly 500 deals closed in the Fintech sector in the US in 2016, less than a dozen went to companies founded by women.
Let’s close this gap! Quesnay invites US-based women-led startups to apply to the Female Founders in Tech Competition- an opportunity that will help grow your company through funding, mentorship, visibility and access to decision-makers at corporations, investors, incubators and leading university experts. Female Founders is proudly sponsored by AARP, American Family Insurance, John Hancock, MassMutual, Microsoft, RGAx, TD Bank, Sterling National Bank, Thomson Reuters, Verizon, and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich, & Rosati. The competition is also being supported by key fintech and insurtech thought leaders such as Andrea Silvello, Angela Lee, Ron Suber, Scarlett Sieber, and Theodora Lau. Apply at www.quesnays.com/competitions.
Six finalists will have access to mentorship and business development guidance from industry leaders, access to Microsoft Azure cloud credit, and social media promotions. We have already received applications from a great pool of female leaders and would love to expand participation to as many qualified female founded startups as possible before our application deadline — October 31st. Two more weeks to go!