Event helping women obtain government contracts

If the federal government is a customer, women-owned businesses are 23 times more likely to be million-dollar businesses. So we at StartUpTown are working on an idea for an event that will help women obtain government contracts at every level of government: school board, local, county, state, and federal. The event will feature Fran Pastore (click here for copy of our handout).

Ms. Pastore is a strong proponent of women’s empowerment through economic stability. WBDC focuses on financial and entrepreneurial training assisting aspiring and established business owners to start and grow their small business.

She has testified at Congressional hearings and has recently finished a three year term as a member of a Presidential advisory council the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) and is currently a board member of Women Impacting Public Policy.

This event will be featured in a documentary addressing gender inequity called I Could Be… The documentary will also feature The RoC HoPLo Lab that will take place at Larchmont Library in October.

A version of the documentary will initially air on LMC-TV. It will also be screened at StartUpTown Weekend – Stanford where we will ask “Does Your Business Understand Women?

Lamarr Hedy (Samson and Delilah)

If it wasn’t for Hedy Lamarr, we wouldn’t have Wi-Fi

U.S. families spend an average of $139 a month on cell phones — $1,668 a year — up from $127 a month in 2009. Freeing up unlicensed spectrum will shrink your mobile phone bill.

Republic Wireless offers a $5-a-month plan for unlimited talk, text, and data. This plan is dependent on unlicensed spectrum.

I Could Be… a documentary addressing gender inequity

I Could Be...

I could be a congresswoman
Or a garbage woman or
Police officer, or a carpenter…


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