Founded in Texas

March 13, 2022

Relay Coworking, Springdale General
Austin, TX

Back for a second year, we’re excited to present Founded in Texas in-person during SXSW.


Project W, The Artemis Fund, Beam, and HearstLab have joined forces to bring you Founded in Texas, an investor feedback session designed to support Texas-based female founders of B2B and B2B2C technology companies.

We invite you to apply to present your company to select investors and industry experts who will provide feedback on your presentation, as well as on your business model and strategies. Immediately following the feedback sessions, we invite you to join us for brunch with additional founders, investors, and female founder community members.

Event details

9:00 – 11:00am Investor Feedback Sessions | 11:00am – 12:30pm Brunch


In breakout rooms, small groups of founders will present their companies to investors


Following each presentation, there will be a Q&A with investor feedback

And More

Each founder will be paired with a different group of investors for the same exercise


You’re invited to a brunch immediately following the breakouts!

Important dates

January 3, 2022

Applications open

February 11, 2022

Application deadline

February 22, 2022

Finalists selected

Founder application requirements

At least one of your founders is female

Your company is headquartered in Texas

Your company has developed a B2B or B2B2C technology solution

You are at seed stage (have raised a round or otherwise have equivalent traction through bootstrapping, government grants, etc.)

Are generating revenue

Applications are now closed

The Artemis Fund is passionate about closing the gender equity and wealth gaps by investing in female-founded companies. Based in Texas, Artemis invests in tech-enabled, seed stage, companies led by female founders across the US.

At Project W, we believe passionately in a future where women achieve gender equity in their working lives – whether in funding for their companies or in pay and promotion in the workplace. We are fiercely committed to do our part to make that future a reality.

BEAM supports women entrepreneurs and founders with knowledge, connections, capital and growth mindset. We provide opportunities for networking, mentoring and advisory support. To date, the BEAM Angel Network has funded 14 women-founded businesses with more than $1.35MM. 

HearstLab’s mission is to close the gap in VC funding for women by helping founders build sustainable and highly scalable businesses. Startups in HearstLab receive cash investment and gain access to HearstLab’s portfolio support team, legal services, and expertise within Hearst’s 360+ businesses across fintech, healthcare, media, enterprise software, and data analytics.