Beam Founders Network is focused on empowering and advancing women founders with scaling businesses. It is an ever-expanding community that provides support for women founders through knowledge, connection, capital and a growth mindset.

Milestones

  • In November 2021, the inaugural Beam Ignite Showcase connected more than 150 founders, advisors and investors through informal networking sessions.
  • Beam expanded into San Antonio, increasing its footprint and support for women founders. In late 2021, Beam San Antonio hosted three panel-networking events, built significant relationships with business and community leaders and created opportunities specifically for women founders in San Antonio.

Beam Angel Network

$1.29M

invested across 14 women-founded businesses in 2021, with $130k in additional funds committed to the angel network portfolio

54%

of these investors were women

“I started my brand, A Taste of Koko, in 2010 at the age of 20. … As a woman-founded brand, I know how hard it is to start a business and how strong women-founded companies are.”

Jane Ko
Angel Network Investor, Austin Food Blogger and Social Media Influencer

Learn more about Beam: beamfounders.org

CEO & Executive director: leigh christie