Hosted by Y Combinator

Saturday, Feb 3, 2018

1pm — 6:30pm PT

The Riveter: Capitol Hill

Seattle, WA


Since 2014, Y Combinator's Female Founders Conference has been helping women who want to start and run their own startups. We believe creating a platform where successful women can share their stories and advice with founders who are just getting started is one way to bring about even more successful women-led companies.

In 2018, rather than hosting one conference in the Bay Area, we will be hosting 3 events throughout the country: one in Seattle in February, one in New York over the summer and one in the Bay Area in the fall.

The first Y Combinator Female Founders Conference event of the year will be hosted on February 3 at The Riveter in Seattle, a female-founded workspace that supports women founders and leaders.

You’ll meet YC partners, as well as our alumni, other female entrepreneurs and investors based in the Seattle area. The half-day event will feature talks and panels, followed by a reception.

Signups are closed for FFC Seattle, but please keep an eye out announcements about FFC New York and FFC Bay Area.


2:00 PM - Welcome Kat Mañalac (YC)
2:05 PM - Founder Talk Avni Patel Thompson (Poppy)
2:30 PM - Intro to Leap Cadran Cowansage (YC)
2:40 PM - Fundraising Panel Kristen Hamilton (Koru), Beth Kolko (Shift Labs), Amy Nelson (The Riveter) - Moderated by Kirsty Nathoo (YC)
3:55 - Founder Talk Kieran Snyder (Textio)
4:20 PM - On-Stage Pitch Practice and Office Hours Adora Cheung, Anu Hariharan, Holly Liu (YC)
4:55 PM - YC Partner AMA Adora Cheung, Anu Hariharan, Holly Liu, Kat Mañalac, Kirsty Nathoo - Moderated by Sharon Pope (YC)
5:30 PM - Goodbye Kat
5:30 PM-8:30 PM - Reception Redhook Brewlab, 714 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122, USA

Female Founders Conference 2017 from Cinema Butterfly on Vimeo.

FFC 2017