Film Featuring Female Tech Entrepreneurs Comes to Little Rock
Little Rock, Ark., June 1, 2017 The Start Here Initiative today announced a free, public screening of the inspirational documentary She Started It. The film follows the stories of five determined women as they work to build technology-based companies. The event will be held on Saturday, June 10 at 2 pm at the Ron Robinson Theater in downtown Little Rock.
The screening is presented in partnership with the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas.
“The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas is working to be the leading voice in promoting economic mobility for women in Arkansas. To that end we are pleased to partner with organizations that are seeking to inspire, encourage, and mentor women of all ages as they flex their entrepreneur muscles,” said Anna Beth Gorman, Executive Director. “We believe that women in girls need to be introduced and exposed to opportunities that have historical evaded them, such as access to capital and professional mentorship in the arenas of our tech based economy. We welcome this opportunity to partner with Start Here!”
Following the screening, Sheena Allen, a featured entrepreneur from the film, will participate in an audience-led discussion. Miss Allen is presented in collaboration with the Delta Regional Authority, which runs the Delta Entrepreneurship Network, of which Allen was a fellow in 2015.
Partnering with a wide variety of local entrepreneur support and civic organizations, The Start Here Initiative plans to continue to bring community stakeholders and entrepreneurs together with the hope of creating a more equitable and vibrant environment for innovation and entrepreneurism in Central Arkansas.
“This Initiative is a community-driven program,” said Steve Rice, founder of Start Here. “It shows that you don’t have to have lots of money and a big infrastructure to make a difference. You can start where you are with what you have and take the first step. You can literally…’start here’”
To learn more or register for the event, visit www.StartHereLR.org
About Start Here Initiative
The Start Here Initiative is a community-based program with a mission to engage women and minorities in Little Rock and increase access to entrepreneurial information, resources and training. The vision of the Initiative is to close the gap in access to venture capital for underrepresented segments of our community regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status.
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About She Started It
Following five women over two years as they pitch VCs, build teams, bring products to market, fail and start again, SHE STARTED IT takes viewers on a global roller coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, France and Vietnam.
Through intimate, action-driven storytelling, SHE STARTED IT explores the cultural roots of female underrepresentation in entrepreneurship—including pervasive self-doubt, fear of failure, and risk aversion among young women. It exposes, too, the structural realities women face as they become entrepreneurs, including lack of female role models and investors, and the persistent dearth of venture capital funding made available to women-led companies.
For more information on She Started It, visit www.shestarteditfilm.com.