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USPTO-Women's Entrepreneurship-Funding Your Startup

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


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?

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 10 a.m. PT.

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.

Confirmed Speakers:

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

Lisha Bell, Economic Opportunity Manager, PayPal

Colleen Chien, Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law; Edison Distinguished Scholar and Expert Consultant, USPTO

Tara DeBoer, CEO and Founder, BioAmp Diagnostics, Inc.

Angela MacFarlane, CEO, Perceive Biotherapeutics; Managing Member of ForSight Labs

Caroline Winnett, Executive Director, Berkeley SkyDeck

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

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USPTO looks forward to continuing to support women entrepreneurs and promote education around intellectual property. Please visit the USPTO website for future opportunities, resources, and tools available through the USPTO. 

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.