A woman’s place in the start-up

Female entrepreneurs have a new networking and education option in Richmond.

The Venture Forum, which promotes entrepreneurial activity, has spawned a group that will hold its first meeting today at the University of Richmond.

Deborah Dowd, a lawyer at LeClair Ryan, organized the event to help women who want to start businesses learn exactly what is involved and especially how to manage their finances.

“She has learned that we need more help when being … assertive or aggressive,” said Kim Thorton, who helps run the Venture Forum.

“The goal is to present more specific programs for entrepreneurs,” she said. “Women take a different approach when they go in and ask for money.”

The seminar will also focus on personality types and business ownership. Jeffrey Pollack, an assistant professor at the University of Richmond, will give a presentation.

Attendees will take an aptitude test to see how suited they might be for entrepreneurship.

Kaitlin Mayhew is a BizSense reporter. Please send news tips to [email protected]

Female entrepreneurs have a new networking and education option in Richmond.

The Venture Forum, which promotes entrepreneurial activity, has spawned a group that will hold its first meeting today at the University of Richmond.

Deborah Dowd, a lawyer at LeClair Ryan, organized the event to help women who want to start businesses learn exactly what is involved and especially how to manage their finances.

“She has learned that we need more help when being … assertive or aggressive,” said Kim Thorton, who helps run the Venture Forum.

“The goal is to present more specific programs for entrepreneurs,” she said. “Women take a different approach when they go in and ask for money.”

The seminar will also focus on personality types and business ownership. Jeffrey Pollack, an assistant professor at the University of Richmond, will give a presentation.

Attendees will take an aptitude test to see how suited they might be for entrepreneurship.

Kaitlin Mayhew is a BizSense reporter. Please send news tips to [email protected]

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Meghan Codd
Meghan Codd
12 years ago

This sounds really interesting and I’d love to learn more. Does anyone have contact information or details about the event? Thanks!

Kim Cox
Kim Cox
12 years ago

When is going to take place today and can anyone sign up today or is it to late?