SAN LORENZO, CA / ACCESSWIRE / July 16, 2021 / According to Crunchbase, venture capital dollars to all-female founding teams declined to 2.4% in 2020 and continuing into 2021. The impact to female founders during the pandemic inspired ella STARTUPS, Latina founder, Alicia Gonzalez, to launch a no-cost mentorship program for underfunded women founders.
By December 2020, just 10 out of 120 new unicorns that joined the Crunchbase Unicorn Board had a female founder, according to a Crunchbase News analysis.
Founder, Alicia Gonzalez, created ella STARTUPS in honor female founders. In Spanish, the word ella means she/her. The no-cost program aims to teach and empower women founders with high-level financial literacy, modern marketing skills, and support from successful founders, angel investors, VCs, and subject-matter-experts for the duration of the program. Program participants are asked to pay-it-forward upon completion of the program by becoming a program mentor for other women founders.
Through this program, ella STARTUPS hopes to build a community of women founders who actively support and elevate other women along their entrepreneurial journey. Experienced female founders interested in becoming a program mentor volunteer are encouraged to reach out to ella STARTUPS via email or their social media accounts.
About ella STARTUPS
ella STARTUPS is an Adelante Media Corporation company. It is a full-scale digital marketing agency focused on helping female founders build, grow, and scale their startups.
About Alicia Gonzalez
Alicia Gonzalez, Latina founder of Adelante Media Corporation and ella STARTUPS, is a leader in inclusivity and equity. She believes that through education, advocacy, and philanthropy, women founders are the future of unicorn startups. She is the mother of five children, including a set of triplets, and credits her passion for advocacy to her experience as a mother. After a decade of helping families navigate education for children with special needs in California, she ran for office. She is currently serving a four-year-term on her local Board of Education. Recently, she was also elected to the Board of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, SF Bay Area chapter and is an active volunteer with Make A Wish.
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SOURCE: Adelante Media Corporation