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The 10th Annual StartOut (Virtual) Awards

Join us for the 10th Annual StartOut Awards, recognizing and celebrating excellence and leadership in the LGBTQ+ entrepreneurial community! Registration is free and open to all.
StartOut invites you to its annual gala, the LGBTQ+ entrepreneur event of the year, honoring entrepreneurs and business leaders for their accomplishments and personal commitment to the LGBTQ+ entrepreneur community.
Each award recognizes exceptional entrepreneurs for their vision, leadership, advocacy and achievement in entrepreneurship, and for being a source of true inspiration to the entire LGBTQ+ community.

Next Level Business Hour w/ Liftfund Women’s Business Center

Now that the economy is reopen for business, existing businesses are starting to get back to normal again. If you’ve been in business more than 6 months and are ready to take your business to the next level, then Next Level Business Hour is for you. Bring your questions and we’ll discuss what part of your business may need attention to help you scale and grow post-pandemic. Topics may include:
Marketing plans,
Expense Management,
HR policies,
Insurance questions,
Communications needs,
Accounting policies,
and more.
Build your business to be resilient and successful. Register now for our next session to take your business to the Next Level!

Women Owned Wednesday: Her Journey To Success

This monthly webinar features either a woman who’s successfully grown her own business or a representative from a Dallas/Fort Worth organization that provides resources to help female entrepreneurs succeed. Grab your lunch while you learn about business success strategies and the resources available to help you launch or grow your business.
September – featuring Veronica Hazley Torres. co-owner of V12 Yoga Studio, and Workplace Fit Co. providing self-care and fitness to businesses on site. She is the founder of Hey Chica! Latina Leadership Movement, educating and mobilizing Latina women and girls. She also serves on many local boards and councils.

Breaking Into Venture Capital

Join Pocket Sun (SoGal Ventures) and Krithka Kumar for SoGal Foundation\’s monthly webinar on breaking into the venture capital industry. We\’ll provide perspective on the various paths to landing a coveted VC job and answer any question you can throw at us.

Stories and Strategies from Women in Tech

Connect with a diverse panel of founders and leaders who will share their stories of how they built their businesses, navigated their careers and strategies they used to scale and grow. These women bring unique perspectives and insights to help you ignite your ideas and overcome the challenges women face in tech. Plus, learn about the programs and resources available through the LiftFund Women\’s Business Center for female founders with technology companies.
Presenters include:
Marilyn Kibler-Colon-Verizon Executive,
Darlena Kelly-President/CEO of SimiDigi,
Jamita Machen-CEO & Founder of The Software Vault,
Kavitha Ramesh- IT Product Strategist & Development & Design Team at Mr. Cooper,
Veena Somareddy-Co-founder and CTO at NeuroRehabVR.

Financial Fridays: Weathering a Financial Emergency for Small Businesses

Emergency situations can happen at any time. Having a plan in place for how to respond will make it easier for your business to recover and pivot. This workshop will cover the business risks associated with financial emergencies and how businesses can overcome financial emergencies.
Upon completing this workshop, participants will be equipped with the skills and tools for the following:
Understanding the risks small businesses may face during a financial emergency,
Preparing for financial emergencies by creating a personalized plan,
& Seeking out and access resources provided specifically for small businesses.
Presented By:
BBVA’s Center for Financial Education is an initiative to create opportunities for over 15,000 people in 2020 by helping them increase their financial knowledge. Through financial education workshops focused on personal finance, home ownership and small business, BBVA Financial Capability Coaches promote the importance of financial health and share expertise with communities.

Next Level Business Hour w/ Liftfund Women’s Business Center

Now that the economy is reopen for business, existing businesses are starting to get back to normal again. If you’ve been in business more than 6 months and are ready to take your business to the next level, then Next Level Business Hour is for you. Bring your questions and we’ll discuss what part of your business may need attention to help you scale and grow post-pandemic. Topics may include:
Marketing plans,
Expense Management,
HR policies,
Insurance questions,
Communications needs,
Accounting policies,
and more.
Build your business to be resilient and successful. Register now for our next session to take your business to the Next Level!

Next Level Business Hour w/ Liftfund Women’s Business Center

Now that the economy is reopen for business, existing businesses are starting to get back to normal again. If you’ve been in business more than 6 months and are ready to take your business to the next level, then Next Level Business Hour is for you. Bring your questions and we’ll discuss what part of your business may need attention to help you scale and grow post-pandemic. Topics may include:
Marketing plans,
Expense Management,
HR policies,
Insurance questions,
Communications needs,
Accounting policies,
and more.
Build your business to be resilient and successful. Register now for our next session to take your business to the Next Level!

Women Owned Wednesday: Her Journey To Success

This monthly webinar features either a woman who’s successfully grown her own business or a representative from a Dallas/Fort Worth organization that provides resources to help female entrepreneurs succeed. Grab your lunch while you learn about business success strategies and the resources available to help you launch or grow your business. August – featuring Pat Alva-Kraker, owner of Majestic Coaching Group, helping professional women create the life they want while honoring what matters most. With a corporate background in IT project management, her specialties include strategic thinking, time management and work-life balance.