An event built by women, for women.
Funding Summit is here to support female founders on their journey of building, growing, and funding their companies. Invaluable advice and lessons learned will be shared by successful entrepreneurs and investors who are now leading, shaping, and funding the future - starting with women. Join us for 3-hours of content and networking opportunities with fellow female founders from your community.
Funding Summit is presented with Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs. LIFT Labs is a comprehensive program that provides startup know-how and access to founders who are influencing the future of connectivity, media, and entertainment. LIFT Labs helps elevate startups through programming, mentorship from Comcast NBCUniversal leaders and partners, and educational resources designed to help entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses.
Female Founders and Funders Overview:
Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs partners with women leaders in tech and investment to host Female Founders and Funders, a monthly meet-up connecting women entrepreneurs with investors and each other for mentorship, learning, and informal conversations about building a business. Each month we alternate between learning content (fireside chats, workshops, etc.) and investor office hours/networking with fellow founders.
Female Founders Fund
Co-Founder + Managing Partner
VP, Startup Engagement/Head of LIFT Labs
Co-Founder + General Partner
Pam Kostka is the CEO of All Raise, a startup nonprofit on a mission to accelerate the success of female founders and funders to build a more prosperous, equitable future. Pam is a seasoned CEO with over 25 years of experience as a startup operator. Her specialties are defining go-to-market strategies and implementing operational processes that allow startups to effectively scale to successful exits. Most recently, she was CEO of Loop, a local community mobile app. Previously, she served as CEO of Bluebox Security, interim CEO and CMO at VirtuOz, SVP of Marketing and Sales for Sabrix, and CEO and Co-founder of Visiline, Inc. She has also held executive and senior marketing roles at software companies such as Arena Solutions, Connect, and Extensity.
Pam earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, summa cum laude, from College of the Holy Cross, and her MBA from Harvard Business School. A lifelong cyclist, runner, and outdoor adventure seeker, she enjoys Bay Area trails with her husband, Yuri, and daughter, Rae.
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