Founding Sponsor

Three Guineas Fund

Virginia Woolf’s Three Guineas is a manifesto for women’s education and economic independence as the foundation of social equity and justice. Three gold coins represent philanthropic choice. Would she choose to give a guinea to build a woman’s college? Support an organization for promoting women’s employment in the professions? Or, make a gift to prevent war and protect intellectual liberty?

Written in 1938, Three Guineas’ themes resonate in a contemporary global context. Catherine (Cate) Muther founded the Three Guineas Fund in 1994 to direct her philanthropy to investing in opportunity for women and girls. The Fund’s projects and programs support educating girls, and creating livelihoods as paths toward social and economic equity.

Three Guineas Fund is a private 501(c)3 foundation.

Astia, originally named The Women’s Technology Cluster, was a program of the Foundation. Cate Muther was our founder.

Platinum Sponsors

Astia Angels

In addition to investing in select startups that apply to Astia, the members of Astia Angels underwrite the programs of the nonprofit through their membership fees, by allocating to Astia a percentage of the carried interest in investments they make, and through individual donations.


Dentons is the new global law firm created by international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton and is driven to provide you with the competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace.

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a private nonpartisan foundation that works to harness the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to grow economies and improve human welfare. Through its research and other initiatives, the Kauffman Foundation aims to open young people’s eyes to the possibility of entrepreneurship, promote entrepreneurship education, raise awareness of entrepreneurship-friendly policies, and find alternative pathways for the commercialization of new knowledge and technologies. In addition, the Foundation focuses on initiatives in the Kansas City region to advance students’ math and science skills, and improve the educational achievement of urban students, including the Ewing Marion Kauffman School, a college preparatory charter school for middle and high school students. Founded by late entrepreneur and philanthropist Ewing Marion Kauffman, the Foundation is based in Kansas City, Mo. and has approximately $2 billion in assets. For more information, visit, and follow the Foundation on and

Google for Entrepreneurs

Google for Entrepreneurs empowers entrepreneurs around the world through programs, partnerships, and Google products. With over 50 programs in 110 countries, Google for Entrepreneurs seeks to grow entrepreneurial communities and to equip entrepreneurs with skills and resources to pursue their big ideas. To learn about the programs, or to grow your own skills through free online courses, visit or on Google+ at

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Large multinationals and emerging companies, institutional investors and individuals all turn to J.P. Morgan for capital, insights and solutions.

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Gold Sponsors

Moss Adams

Moss Adams

Moss Adams is a fully integrated professional services firm dedicated to assisting clients with growing, managing, and protecting prosperity. With more than 2,600 professionals and staff across more than 20 locations in the West and beyond, we work with many of the world’s most innovative companies and leaders. Our strength in the middle market enables us to advise clients at all intervals of development—from start-up, to rapid growth and expansion, to transition.

SVB Financial Group

SVB Financial Group provides diversified financial services to emerging, growth and established technology companies and the life science, private equity and premium wine markets. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, SVB Financial Group provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients’ success.

Silver Sponsors

Lowenstein Sandler

The Tech Group at Lowenstein Sandler is a nationally recognized thought leader in the development of technology-based and venture-backed businesses across industries. Capital providers and emerging companies rely on the Tech Group’s industry knowledge, creativity and expertise for complex intellectual property, financial transaction and strategic growth matters.

The Tech Group represents the leading venture funds in the country and works with technology entrepreneurs and businesses at every level – from the labs of leading universities to the largest companies in information technology, telecommunications and life sciences. With more than 40 attorneys and recognition by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the Tech Group at Lowenstein Sandler is the right answer for technology-based businesses.

Affiliate Sponsors

Illuminate Ventures

Illuminate’s focus is on finding, funding and accelerating great founders in the B2B/Enterprise cloud and mobile computing space. We focus on companies building SaaS applications as well as solutions that leverage data and mobility to improve business results.

Prolog Ventures

Prolog provides venture capital to Healthy Living entrepreneurs. We share their passion for wellbeing of individuals, communities and the environment. We back companies that help all of us live healthier lives in a healthier world.

Techstars Foundation

The Techstars Foundation was founded in 2015 and is committed to improving diversity in tech entrepreneurship. We do this by investing in organizations with grant money and leveraging the Techstars network to empower these organizations to accelerate their mission forward.