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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.