Shaping the culture of investing and entrepreneurship for women-led high growth technology enterprises in Greater Philadelphia.
AWE Ventures — Powered by Ben Franklin matches the insight and strength of AWE’s committed and strong network supporting women in entrepreneurship with the investment leadership of Ben Franklin to expand the potential of women in the entrepreneurial and investing communities.
AWE Ventures — Powered by Ben Franklin consists of:
Capital for Women-led Enterprises
Bridging a critical entry gap for any new enterprise, AWE Ventures raises crowdfunded, donation-driven capital exclusively for women-led startups and emerging enterprises. Ben Franklin will invest in these companies via its well respected process, while engaging donors to the world of investments in early stage women-led enterprises.
Ben Franklin will match contributions up to $250K.
Mentorship for Entrepreneurs
AWE Ventures will combine Ben Franklin’s world-class model for due diligence with the experience of the AWE community to provide mentorship programs that tap entrepreneurs into the organizations’ shared networks of capital, counsel and connections.
Thought Leadership for Investors and Entrepreneurs
Empowering potential entrepreneurs and investors with stories of success, AWE and Ben Franklin will expand their programs of events, workshops and published content celebrating the progress of women in entrepreneurship and investing.
Brenda Gavin Tribute: Donate to AWE Ventures
In March, our community lost a true pioneer in entrepreneurship, investing and life sciences, Brenda Gavin.
Ben Franklin, the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, and PACT are joining efforts in tribute to Brenda’s legacy by raising contributions to AWE Ventures—Powered by Ben Franklin in her name, to support women-led enterprises specifically in the Health sector.
Contribute via DonateNow below or donate by check:
c/o Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania
4801 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19112
Note: Brenda Gavin Tribute