The goal of the “Close the Gap” Investor Bootcamp is to equip new, early, and experienced investors with a better understanding of how to maximize their portfolio returns. All this is to close the funding gap across the venture table – not only how many women founders receive funding but how many women investors fund startups. Aspiring and existing investors become keenly aware of investor biases, learn how to impact their own investment outcomes and act on newly developed skills through investor simulations with quality female founders.
This engaging bootcamp is a two-day immersive experience, help 2-3 hrs per day, where you will interact with other values-aligned & impact-driven investors, growing your personal network of investors and learn to embrace the Ad Astra Framework and Methodology to make better investment decisions.
A field study conducted on question-and-answer interactions at TechCrunch Disrupt New York City during 2010 through 2016 revealed that investors tend to ask male entrepreneurs promotion-focused questions and female entrepreneurs prevention-focused questions; entrepreneurs tend to respond with matching focus. (source: Academy of Management Journal)
The “Close The Gap” Investor Bootcamp at Women’s Venture Summit will give you unique tools to review and interact with companies differently – and the ability to see women-owned companies through a new lens.
Led by Ad Astra Ventures’ founders and experienced investors, Allison Long Pettine, Vidya Dinamani, and Silvia Mah, this event will teach investors how to improve their due diligence process and significantly change the way they interact with female-led companies. Based on significant research, combined investor relations experience, and practical lessons learned from the (1) Ad Astra Ventures Founders Accelerator, (2) Ad Astra Ventures “Get to Even” Founders Bootcamp, and (3) continual advising and championing current portfolio of companies, Allison, Vidya, and Silvia will share with you how they’ve modified their own investment process to reach for their north star of Equality across the venture table.
- 2 days, 6 hours total on Zoom (3 hours / day)
- Unique curriculum written and taught by 3 Founding Partners
- Sessions designed to recognize the patterns we as investors subconsciously rely on and how small actions can increase deal flow, diversify portfolios, and maximize returns
- Investor simulations with Ad Astra Ventures portfolio companies and founder bootcamp alumni (highly curated)
- Interactive discussions, case studies, and group insights to make the experience meaningful, insightful, and fun!
We are offering our virtual investor bootcamp at a reduced rate of $150.
You can feel good knowing that proceeds from this bootcamp go to our sister organization, Stella Labs, to help support scholarships for new women entrepreneurs.