Rent The Runway Launches Project Entrepreneur | Are You Going to Apply?
Have you heard the news?? Rent The Runway has launched a foundation called Project Entrepreneur! It's all about being a woman and running your own show ... being a creative business owner who is creating your own path and being innovative!
Here is an excerpt from their website:
Project Entrepreneur ignites bold ideas by providing women access to the tools, training and networks needed to build scalable, economically impactful companies. We’ll reach this goal through a multi-faceted national initiative that includes this robust digital hub, multi-city events, a venture competition, and a 5-week accelerator program.
Rent the Runway co-founders Jennifer Hyman and Jenny Fleiss – in partnership with UBS – are on a mission: to break traditional barriers in women’s paths and democratize the knowledge and resources necessary to build impactful ventures.
Having raised over $100 million in venture capital funding for Rent the Runway (which has 5 million members to date), Jenn and Jenny have revolutionized the fashion retail industry and want to encourage other women to establish their own disruptive businesses.
Women start companies at a rate 1.5 times the national average but account for less than 10 percent of founders at high-growth firms*; while the passion and talent clearly exists, barriers stand in the way of women maximizing the economic significance of their efforts. That’s where Project Entrepreneur comes in.
CLICK HERE to visit their website and learn more about becoming involved and learning from these incredible women!!