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.