This is for all you founders out there trying to survive in this crazy competitive start-up world. We’re certain you’ve spent hours and hours working on building your startup and formulating your business ideas, but now what? When thinking about growing your company, how can you decide where to begin? There are many different organizations [...]
From a massaging bra for breastfeeding mothers to a virtual reality system for physical therapy, innovative startups take the stage at Women's Venture Summit, hosted by Stella Labs, Stella Angels and Ad Astra Ventures. Girls just wanna have funding and that's what's on the table at Women's Venture Summit, an annual event focused on helping [...]
March is International Women’s Month and with it comes an emphasis on supporting women entrepreneurs. However, it is too often the case that marginalized groups of women remain underserved in these collective efforts. What steps can we take to support marginalized entrepreneurs? First, let’s take a step back and clarify what we mean by marginalized. [...]
Three Indigo proves there’s room for innovation in the startup ecosystem. Ideation to a successful launch, followed by an end user demand to scale--all during a global pandemic means you’ve struck product-market fit gold. With access as their North Star and minority founders' needs baked into their very ethos, Three Indigo launched early last year. [...]
Stella Labs founder, Dr. Silvia Mah and The Brink at the University of San Diego Director, Mysty Rusk host a pointed conversation on: How investors are thinking about startup funding during COVID-19 How startup founders can continue to cultivate relationships with investors during this time Why you might want to fundraise sooner than later Mysty [...]
Girls just wanna have a viable business model. That’s the tune three startup advocates are humming as they join forces to launch Ad Astra Ventures, a new San Diego-based business accelerator focused on female-led startups.
InnovateHER San Diego local winner, Jenna Ryan, CEO of Uqora, wins first prize at national pitch competition, recommended for consideration by Stella Labs. The SBA Growth Accelerator Fund awards Stella Labs the third $50,000 financial support to continue our mission-driven work.
Women owned businesses are the the engines of our economy not only in San Diego but nationwide. Stella Labs is proud to announce that for the second year in a row, our local San Diego female founder, Jenna Ryan, CEO of Uqora, won in a very competitive business challenge, InnovateHER. Uqora is the only startup represented in our nation's capital from California!
Therefore, for both funders and founders, focus on these 5 M’s in evaluating any successful entrepreneurial investment: (1) Management, (2) Momentum, (3) Model, (4) Motivation and (5) Market.
More than 200 women from as far as the United Arab Emirates traveled to San Diego for Hera Venture Summit, a one-day educational event hosted by business accelerator Stella Labs. Now in its fourth year, the event at University of San Diego underscored three key themes: encouraging more women to see themselves as investors, challenging the narrative on women in business, and the importance of overcoming fears and asking for help.