The Women’s Startup Academy Just Got Tuff

We are excited to announce that growth marketing agency, Tuff is partnering with Beta Boom and Womenpreneurs to provide marketing coaching for teams accepted into this year’s Women’s Startup Academy. Tuff brings a proven track record of helping startups at any stage build and execute custom marketing strategies toward sustainable growth. The Women’s Startup Academy … Read more

Desiree Vargas Wrigley to future CEOs: “Often you’re the one who’s holding yourself back”

After exiting the first company she founded, Desiree Vargas Wrigley—no relation to Chicago’s famous Wrigleys—found herself a stay-at-home-mom for the first time, caring for her two boys who were both under the age of five. Finding activities for her kids proved to be a huge challenge for Desiree, but one that inspired her to embark … Read more

Unlocking a $4.4 Trillion Opportunity

As a general partner of a startup academy focused on underrepresented tech founders,  I have often been asked how much of our returns we expect to sacrifice by investing in overlooked founders such as women and people of color. This question implies that tech companies led by diverse founders are certain to provide inferior returns … Read more

Ablorde Ashigbi built a startup on his belief in the power of networking

When Ablorde Ashigbi left Pritzker Group Venture Capital to build his own company, 4Degrees, in 2017, everyone around him was surprised. “You’re leaving VC? The best job on earth? Why the hell would you do that?” Before 4Degrees, Ablorde had never thought about being an entrepreneur. “Building a company is really hard, and the rate … Read more

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