National Tour to Invest in Women:

Next Stops, New Orleans & Charlotte!


For Immediate Release

New York, NY, October, 22, 2019 Calling all women-led companies. Apply to pitch your venture for funding in New Orleans, LA and Charlotte, NC during Invest In Women: Future of Work & Education! Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation have united to invest up to $250,000 at each event in women-led companies. Founders will also gain visibility and connections to top-tier investors. This initiative is as part of a National Tour to #InvestInWomen. 

Entrepreneurs who are transforming their local communities with solutions to advance Education Innovation, College Success, Career Readiness and Workforce Transformation can apply at

Deadlines for applications: 

New Orleans, LA: November 1, 2019

Charlotte, NC: February 12, 2020

Los Angeles-based ECMC Foundation launched Education Innovation Ventures to invest in companies with a mission to improve educational outcomes and economic mobility among students from underserved backgrounds.

“Our goal at ECMC Foundation is to support innovation in education and invest in scalable solutions that improve outcomes for underserved learners,” said Jessica Haselton, Director of Education Innovation Ventures, ECMC Foundation. “Thanks to our partnership with Chloe Capital, we are able to identify and invest in more women-led ventures focused on expanding educational opportunity and economic mobility.”

“As a New Orleans native, I’m excited about bringing our tour home to fund female founders in collaboration with ECMC Foundation,” said Elisa Miller-Out, Partner, Chloe Capital. “We have set out to find the next up and coming women-led companies that are making an impact in their communities.”

“Chloe Capital and ECMC Foundation will also host a pitch event for women entrepreneurs in Charlotte, NC,” added Kathryn Cartini, Partner, Chloe Capital. “I spent many years working and living the Queen City. I’m looking forward to seeing how the venture community has grown.” 

We’re excited to move the needle by shining a light on as many female founders as possible. Women-led companies do not need to be located in New Orleans, LA or Charlotte, NC to apply, pitch or receive funding. We hope you’ll join us in spreading the news about these funding opportunities. Media and community members are also invited to attend the show.

APPLY to the shows: 

New Orleans, LANovember 1, 2019 >

Charlotte, NCFebruary 12, 2020 > 

Learn more at Companies do not need to be located in New Orleans, LA or Charlotte, NC to apply, pitch or receive funding. Media and community members are also invited to attend the show.


Kathryn Cartini
Chloe Capital
(978) 225-3288

About ECMC Foundation___________
ECMC Foundation is a Los Angeles-based, nationally focused foundation whose mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation. It is one of several affiliates under the ECMC Group enterprise based in Minneapolis. ECMC Foundation makes investments in two focus areas: College Success and Career Readiness; and uses a spectrum of funding structures, including strategic grantmaking and program-related investments, to invest in both nonprofit and for-profit ventures. Working with grantees, partners and peers, ECMC Foundation’s vision is for all learners to unlock their fullest potential.

About Chloe Capital_______________
In 2017, Chloe Capital set out on a National Tour to #InvestInWomen. Today, the New York-based VC firm is being recognized as a Movement that empowers approximately 10,000 supporters, investors and women-led innovation companies.