New Jersey’s Golden Seeds chapter launched this week with help from First Lady Tammy Murphy, who said that “the potential for New Jersey’s female entrepreneurs is limitless,” with the network of support the nationwide organization provides.
At Montclair State University on Feb. 4, Murphy and representatives of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority came together with financial backers and other players from the state’s innovation community to welcome the eighth location of the angel investor network dedicated to financing female-led startups, the NJEDA announced Wednesday.
“We are honored and excited to welcome Golden Seeds investors to New Jersey, where they will find many accomplished women eager to learn from them,” Murphy said in Montclair. “We are so impressed with Golden Seeds’ track record of ensuring that female-led startups have access to the capital they need to succeed and compete on the global stage.”
Golden Seeds will host its first information session and office hours at The Co-Co in Summit on Feb. 27. The at-capacity event will allow entrepreneurs to meet with angel investors one-on-one and to learn more about the group’s overall process, NJEDA said. Registration is now open for a session being held March 25.
“We are trying to change the reality that female entrepreneurs lag far behind their male counterparts when it comes to attracting capital, and the launch of the New Jersey chapter of Golden Seeds is an important step in that process,” Kathleen Coviello, executive vice president for technology, life sciences & entrepreneurship, said in a prepared statement.
According to the NJEDA, Golden Seeds boasts more than 300 members and seven established chapters in Arizona, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Houston, New York City and Silicon Valley.