Women entrepreneurs: starting and scaling technology businesses in the United States
Stripe and Georgetown partnered to understand the opportunities and barriers faced by women entrepreneurs in the technology industry.
Women entrepreneurship is up, but representation in tech is lagging
The percentage of women-owned businesses across industries increased from 29% to 40% from 2007 to 2018, but the share of women-founded tech companies has remained stagnant since 2012.
Solutions to close the opportunity gap
Women-founded businesses tend to be smaller in size and receive less funding than male-founded startups. The research offers solutions to help women entrepreneurs leapfrog institutional biases through access to:
- Increased credit and funds, including grants, angel investors, or loans
- Networks and mentors that help think through critical business decisions
- Incubators, accelerators, and training opportunities to grow their businesses
Women Entrepreneurs: Starting and scaling technology businesses in the United States
“Women continue to be underrepresented in the sector as employees, in leadership, and as entrepreneurs.”
The Georgetown Institute