Each May Startup Grind celebrates female founders and last night was a special evening to recognize great people and companies. In partnership with Smashing Boxes, Startup Grind/Triangle honored female founders in the area. It was a nice occasion for networking, awards, and learning. What was most impressive was the numerous open and candid discussions on challenges faced, opportunities ahead, and how as a community we can better support female lead companies.
The award winners were fantastic and pleased to share them here. Top Female Entrepreneur Newcomer: Jessica Mitsch, Momentum Learning Top Female Social Entrepreneur: Heather McDougall, Leadership ExChange Top Female Entrepreneur, Courtney Tellefsen, The Produce Box
A special thanks to everyone who attended and shared. A special gratitude to the sponsors like Smashing Boxes for hosting event, Lonerider Brerwery, and Big Al's BBQ. More to come with Startup Grind sessions each month and the Startup Summit Conference October 15th and 16th at NC State. Exciting times! Go RTP!