“Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of, who do the things no one can imagine.” - The Imitation Game

NEW is a grassroots informal organization for entrepreneurially-minded women – for those just beginning the journey, those bumping along the road, and those who have crossed the finish line and want to keep on going.

The 4th Annual NEW Showcase was a huge success.  A special thank you to all our sponsors, exhibitors, and Nana Lampton for being our featured speaker.  Hope to see you again next year!



There is no cost to join NEW and all our events are free to attend. We work strictly from donations from attendees, but there is never any obligation or pressure to donate. Events are usually held the second Wednesday evening of every month from 6:00pm-8:00pm in a different location.

Our goal is to keep our monthly events casual and inviting for ALL entrepreneurs who wants to meet and network with like minded people. NEW is a great place to meet mentors and ask any questions you might have about starting, running, or growing a business.  If you aren’t currently on our email list please click here to join so you can start receiving monthly invitations.

July 8th: Venture Sharks Revisited

NEW and Venture Connectors will join forces for our July 8th event when Venture Connectors hosts a special evening featuring all 6 past Venture Sharks competition winners

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Muhammad Ali Center- 6th Floor

As a sponsor of this great event, NEW will offer a FREE ticket to the first 20 women who register. After the first 20 tickets are taken, tickets can be purchased for $30.00 at the Venture Connectors website.

If you have ever been interested in learning more about how Venture Connectors connects the entrepreneurial community with resources and capital, plan to attend our  special networking event on Wednesday, July 8, from 5:30-7 p.m.

The Venture Connectors appreciation night will feature all six Venture Sharks winners, who will share how they used their prize to take their startups to the next level, as well as the impressive progress they’ve made since they won. Past judges and finalists will also be in attendance.

Since 2010, Venture Connectors has hosted our annual Venture Sharks competition, where entrepreneurs seeking funding for their business plans fend for themselves against a panel of savvy investor sharks fishing for the next great deal. Contestants are allowed a few minutes to describe their idea to the judges, who then fire off questions to the presenters in the style of the popular television show, “Shark Tank.” The lucky survivor receives $10,000 in cash and prizes to help them take their idea to market.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There will be light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar




Upcoming Events

August 12th – Peggy DeKay – The Business of Writing (Venue TBA)

September 9th – Marisa Neal – MMN Consulting – Doing Business with the Government (Noah’s Event Venue)

October 7th – Lesa Seibert – Mightily (Venue: Mightily)