What does data tell us about women in early stage entrepreneurship? Sean Peters, Program Director of The Entrepreneurship Database program at Emory, shares important insights in a new blog post published by Unreasonable Institute.
Frequent news reports say it is harder for female entrepreneurs to raise money. Research involving organizations like the Girl Effect Accelerator, 10,000 Women (Goldman Sachs), 5by20 (Coca-Cola), Value for Women, and WeConnect International) says mixed-gender or female-led teams are generally stronger and under-recognized versus the all-male teams that typically get funding.
Is it true? Do the statistics back this up?
Social Enterprise at Goizueta and its Entrepreneurship Database program has been gathering data.
About The Entrepreneurship Database program at Emory
The Entrepreneurship Database program at Emory University works with entrepreneurship accelerator programs from around the world to gather data from their application process and then re-surveys all applicants at six month intervals. The program is supported by Kauffman Foundation, the U.S. Global Development Lab at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Omidyar Network, The Lemelson Foundation, the Argidius Foundation, and the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE).