Getting money to fund your startup is a kind of performance. At least, that’s how some entrepreneurs describe the pitching process to get the investment necessary to launch their business or take it to the next level — especially in the tech world. Women-owned startups can face other hurdles as well. We explore some of these issues with a startup entrepreneur, a company that provides seed funding, and with OPB reporter Amanda Peacher, who recently attended a Bend Venture Conference, a funding competition startup businesses.
- Amanda Peacher: OPB news reporter, based in Bend
- Mara Zepeda: Co-founder of Switchboard HQ
- Angela Jackson: Managing director of the Portland Seed Fund