BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carol Bramson, founder of TBG Capital, was one of 25 panelists who recently participated in the inaugural City of Boston Women's Entrepreneurship Week Think Tank event, "Building to Scale: What Do High-Growth Entrepreneurs Need from Boston?" The panel was moderated by award-winning journalist Ellen McGirt. The panelists discussed the challenges that women entrepreneurs face between the early and growth stages of business.
Boston was recently ranked the second-best city in the world for women entrepreneurs, but studies show that after a company is launched, the results are less encouraging. According to high-growth startup lists, Boston doesn't even rank in the top 10. This raises concerns over what happens to women entrepreneurs between the early and growth stages of development.
Addressing the issue of how to create a community that helps high-growth, female-led companies thrive in Boston, Carol Bramson emphasized the need to "help women to learn how to promote themselves."
"In today's challenging entrepreneurial environment, women must step out of the foreground and be willing to take risks." Bramson said. "Sustainable innovation is vital. These advancements are what will help push women-led start-ups from the launch stage through the growth stages of business development."
The event, held at Simmons College and organized by Women Entrepreneurs of Boston (WEBOS) in collaboration with Samaya Consulting, was attended by a group of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, researchers, and media. Other panelists included Linda Pizzuti Henry, Managing Director at the Boston Globe, Dr. Retsina Meyer, Fullbright Scholar and neuroscience entrepreneur, and Meredith Haviland, firm partner at Foley Hoag, among others. Topics of discussion included community building, strategic business development, and empowering women in business.
About TBG Capital
TBG Capital provides equity capital and advisory services to companies to facilitate start-up, growth and acquisitions. TBG provides direct capital investment and fundraising services, board governance, strategic planning, organizational development and transaction services. The firm is highly focused on growth thru acquisition strategies with a special interest in natural ingredients and consumer products.
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