Tag Archive: Kirsten Lambertsen

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    by Angie Chang

    Can Startup Accelerators Better Serve Women Entrepreneurs?

    Betaspring is trending in the right direction, doubling the number of women founders in our two most recent accelerator sessions.

    By Melissa Withers (Chief of Staff & Nerd Whisperer, Betaspring)

    In late 2011, I took on a project at Betaspring to develop strategies to help our accelerator better support more women founders. Two years ago, the stats were grim… less than 5% of the founders we worked with were women. Pretty sad given that women are the globe’s most abundant and under-leveraged economic resource.