Sara Batterby to be Keynote Speaker at X-Founders April Event

The feminine art of startup.

Why do women face the startup scene differently? Why does it make some of us feel delegitimized? Do you feel like you need to get on a soap box to bang pots and pans together just to get the attention because you're a woman? Join the club. There's power in this network because we are all women on our startup journey.

Sara Batterby will be our keynote speaker for this exciting networking event.

Sara has 20 years of marketing, operations and business development experience in high growth, early stage technology companies.  Prior to entering the cannabis industry in January of 2015 she co-founded an angel fund in Silicon Valley with the goal of helping investors understand the powerful business case for investing in female entrepreneurs as part of a well-diversified portfolio. Now as the CEO of Hifi Farms, a cannabis cultivation company, and Founding Chair of the Portland Chapter of Women Grow, Sara’s priorities are diversity, sustainability and organics.  Having successfully launched her own cannabis cultivation venture and completed a capital raise in excess of $3M, Sara is leveraging her experience into supporting other companies through mentorship and advisory work. She is excited to make her accomplishments useful and relevant to female founders entering her industry, and ensure that cannabis becomes a market that enriches and empowers a diverse community of entrepreneurs in Oregon and throughout the US.

There will be a Q&A session after Sara speaks so that we can better understand what goes through the mind of a VC when they seek to invest in women owned businesses. Come join us. Space is limited, so sign up today.

Who are X-Founders?  X-founders is a roundtable of women business founders in Portland, OR, that came together with the realization that we needed and could benefit from a community of likeminded individuals with big aspirations. At X-founders, we offer peer mentoring in a safe, confidential space to support and challenge one another to reach our goals.