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Start Here Little Rock Overview

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Start Here Little Rock is a pilot program of the Start Here Initiative with a mission to engage women and minorities in Little Rock and increase access to entrepreneurial information, resources and training.

Learn more at http://startherelr.org.

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Start Here Little Rock Overview

  1. 1. • Venture capital funding goes mostly to Caucasian entrepreneurs ‣ 87% Caucasian founders, 12% Asian founders, 1% African American founders • Women-led startups have received only 7% of all VC funding
 • A dismal 0.2% of African American female entrepreneurs are funded ‣ Average funding $36,000 (compared with $1.3 million for Caucasian males)
 • Only 7% of partners at the top 100 venture capital firms are women ‣ 78% of VC partners are Caucasian males The Stats Sources: CB Insights, MIT, Project Diane, Crunchbase
  2. 2. To engage women and minorities in Little Rock and increase access to entrepreneurial information, resources and training. Start Here Little Rock Mission
  3. 3. Entrepreneur Support Organizations Community & Professional 
 Organizations
  4. 4. The Start Here Team Steve Rice Nathaniel Thomas III Katie Milligan Tionna Jenkins Erica Swallow FOUNDER STEERING COMMITTEE
  5. 5. Start Here Little Rock 
 is a pilot program in conjunction with the Clinton School of Public Service
  6. 6. To measurably increase connectivity with 
 and engagement between community entrepreneur support organizations and women and minorities To serve as a case study that can be mirrored and customized to make a measurable impact in communities everywhere To provide entrepreneurial trends that will transfer to additional sectors like education, business, and nonprofits Start Here Little Rock Goals
  7. 7. Saturday, August 27 10 am - 2 pm Clinton School of Public Service StartHereLR.org Mark Your Calendar:
  8. 8. Facebook.com/StartHereLR Twitter: @StartHereLR
 StartHereLR.org
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