INVEST IN WOMEN
PITTSBURGH 2022
INVEST IN WOMEN
PITTSBURGH 2022

INVEST IN WOMEN x PITTSBURGH is a fundraising experience for underrepresented founders in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties, or those who wish to relocate to the Pittsburgh, PA area. Five (5) early-stage, women-led technology companies were selected to participate. Founders connected with leaders across industries, received critical feedback on how to grow their businesses, and pitched for investments from Chloe Capital and our community of impact investors. Chloe Capital announced investments in 3 of the companies at the in-person showcase on April 27th. 

Founders

ALISON
ALVAREZ
CEO & Co-Founder
BlastPoint

NEHAL
BHOJAK
President & CEO
Lumis Corp.

LAUREN
GOLEMBIEWSKI

CEO & Co-Founder
Voxable

JJ
XU

CEO
TalkMeUp

HOLLY
ADAMS
CEO
Go Well Benefits

Investor Panelists

BRANDON
GREER
Head of
HubSpot Ventures

GABRIELA
ISTURIZ

General Partner
The Fund XX

LU
ZHANG

Founder & Managing Partner
Fusion Fund

MATT HARBAUGH
Managing Director
Mountain State Capital

SILVIA
MAH

Managing Partner
Stella Impact Capital

Speakers

ELISA
MILLER-OUT

C0-Founder & Managing Partner
Chloe Capital

GABRIELLA
GONZALEZ

Program Officer
Richard King Mellon Foundation

TALPHA
HARRIS

CEO & Co-Founder
Sustainible

NADYLI
NUÑEZ

Executive Director
Ascender

SALISA
BERRIEN

Founder & CEO
COI Energy

In partnership with Ascender;
Funded by the Richard King Mellon
Foundation
.

In partnership with Ascender; Funded by Richard King Mellon Foundation.

GROWTH KIT

As part of our Movement to Invest In Women, several companies are providing free and discounted business services to each of the founders participating in
Invest In Women x Pittsburgh.

Gameplan

January

Anu Gupta | Invest In Women x Pittsburgh - SpeakerDEI Recruiting > Community workshop and information session held virtually. In addition to hearing more about this funding opportunity, participants learned from Anu Gupta, (he, him) scientist, educator, lawyer, and the Founder of BE MORE with Anu. Gupta is a sought-after expert in breaking bias, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), entrepreneurship, mindfulness, and compassion. He has brought BE MORE’s approach to over 200 companies reaching over 20,000 professionals. Participants received knowledge and skills to enhance performance, increase profits, and reduce wasted costs, while fulfilling our diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals and aspirations. Please request the recording >

February

Nadyli Nunez | Chloe CapitalLove Your Application > Community workshop and information session held virtually. Participants learned about investment opportunities with Chloe Capital, and heard from Nadyli Nunez, Executive Director of Ascender, a Pittsburgh hub for entrepreneurs. In addition, Nadyli serves on the advisory boards for SXSW Pitch and Inventures Startup Pitch, which identifies promising startups worldwide and connects them to experts, talent, and investors. Nadyli is also on the Community Forge Advisory Board, an organization building an equitable economy for Wilkinsburg and Greater Pittsburgh through entrepreneurship. She shared best practices for writing great startup applications that standout when applying for incubators, accelerator or funding. If you weren’t able to join us, please request the recording here >

April

Nadyli Nunez | Chloe CapitalStartup Resources > In-person and online networking event! Applications for INVEST IN WOMEN x PITTSBURGH have now closed. As we begin to prepare for our visit, let’s shine a spotlight on our host — Pittsburgh! Join Nadyli Nunez, Executive Director of Ascender, a hub for entrepreneurs in the Pittsburgh area. Nadyli will share various startup resources available in the Pittsburgh area, and bring to our attention to several virtual accelerators that have proven track records. RSVP: Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 4 p.m. ET >

April

48-hour fundraising experience and founder Showcase to be held live, in Pittsburgh. Five women-led technology companies will be selected to pitch Chloe Capital and a panel of investors for funding! Founders, investors, and community members welcome. Space is limited. Join our Movement to Invest In Women.

Chloe Capital will make at least one investment between $100,000 to $250,000, which will be announced at the end of the founder Showcase. Each founder will also receive free and discounted business services, mentorship and connections to Chloe Capital’s global network of investors. On average, participants in a Chloe Capital program go on to raise $2,000,000. Chloe Capital may contribute up to $1,000,000 in follow-on funding.

LEAD & FOLLOW
$100 – $250k
UP TO $1M
U.S. & GLOBAL

Chloe Capital will make at least one investment between $100,000 to $250,000, which will be announced at the end of the founder Showcase. Each founder will also receive free and discounted business services, mentorship and connections to Chloe Capital’s global network of investors. On average, participants in a Chloe Capital program go on to raise $2,000,000. Chloe Capital may contribute up to $1,000,000 in follow-on funding.

LEAD & FOLLOW

$100 – $250k
UP TO $1M
U.S. & GLOBAL

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
FEBRUARY 11, 2022

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