Female Founders Alliance

Founded by CEO Leslie Feinzaig, the Female Founders Alliance (FFA) is a network of 20,000 founders, investors, partners and supporters that collaborate to help women and non-binary startup leaders succeed. FFA offers programming, community, incubation, deal flow and investment opportunities, with a mission to increase the number of successful member founders 20 times over in 10 years or less.


M12, Microsoft's venture fund, invests in enterprise software companies primarily in the Series A through C funding stages with a focus on applied AI, business applications, infrastructure, security, and vanguard technologies. As part of its value-add to portfolio companies, M12 offers unique access to strategic go-to-market resources and relationships globally. M12 has offices in San Francisco, Seattle, London, Tel Aviv, and Bengaluru.


SelectUSA is a U.S. federal-level program dedicated to facilitating and promoting high impact business investment in the United States. SelectUSA has assisted thousands of clients, including economic development organizations, domestic firms, and international companies, facilitating more than $66 billion in client-verified investment, supporting more than 90,000 jobs across the United States. SelectUSA seeks to increase the access of female entrepreneurs and business owners to financing, market opportunities, networking, mentorship, and training to enable them to overcome the obstacles to starting and growing their businesses.

The UK’s Department for International Trade

The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) has overall responsibility for promoting UK trade across the world and attracting foreign investment to our economy. The DIT is a specialised government department with responsibility for negotiating international trade policy, supporting business, as well as delivering an outward-looking trade diplomacy strategy.


Women@Austin is on a mission to advance women entrepreneurs striving to grow their companies. They focus on providing knowledge, connections, access to capital and inspiration for a growth mindset to women entrepreneurs through their programming, membership and community.