“The Glaring Gap Summit was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I've always been interested in investing, but I've felt shut out in education and gateways to learning about it. In the Summit, we were treated to the top experts in the field and an A+ curriculum on how to invest.” - 2020 Glaring Gap Summit Participant
Our mission is to create a forum that closes the Glaring Gap—where traditional investment structures often exclude women, people of color, and otherwise underrepresented investors.
We seek to change that narrative by convening 50 current and future women investors to lead, fund, and impact the future of Florida.
The Glaring Gap Summit is where real conversations replace small talk and empty schmoozing. Over the course of three sessions, Florida-based women will deep-dive on why and how to execute investments.
You are a Florida-based woman that falls into one of three groups:
You are accredited by the SEC to make investments into startups and are deeply passionate about supporting the growth of your local community.
You are a junior to mid-level in your career and interested in exploring alternative investment practices such as equity crowdfunding as a not (yet) accredited investor.
College Student Leader
You’re an active member of an entrepreneurship, investing, or business club, or a part of a startup at your school, and are engaged with the startup community at your university or beyond.
Intro to the Ecosystem
Who are the players in the investing ecosystem? How to partner with them to source quality deal flow? What is the difference between an angel and VC?
How do you vet an early stage business model? What do investors look in for teams? How to think about the competition and market size?
Financial & Governance
How to think about deal structure in terms of leading? Difference between equity and convertible notes? What financial & governance terms should you watch out for?
Valuation & Venture Math
How do you value a startup with little traction? What % is owned after each investment round? How to calculate dilution and what happens at exit?
What happens when founders raise additional rounds? How do you manage a portfolio of investments? How should you factor in crowdfunding and funds?
Real World Application
Apply learnings by writing a diligence memo on a real startup. Deep dive into an industry and competitive landscape. Receive feedback on diligence memo.