Testimonials

Simone CastilloThe Pipeline Fellowship is an invaluable experience. This program equips its participants with an essential angel investor toolkit while also providing access to a network of engaging philanthropists. I have gained savvy and insightful business partners, as well as lifelong friendships.
—Simone CastilloOffice of the Vice Chair, Tax; KPMG, LLP (US)
Pipeline Fellowship alumna

Galia GichonThe Pipeline Fellowship was a fantastic experience and learning opportunity. The angel investing education was thorough, taught by top-notch business people in the industry and comprehensive. At the same time, I was able to fulfill my personal mission of socially conscious investing and meet interesting women from various backgrounds. I cannot recommend this experience enough!
—Galia GichonFounder, Down-to-Earth Finance
Pipeline Fellowship alumna

Lauren Maillian BiasIt’s rare that you have the opportunity to connect with and advise extraordinary and accomplished women who are driven to explore new, innovative, and potentially lucrative opportunities. In this case, the women of the Pipeline Fellowship bring their tenacity and drive to the process of learning how to angel invest. It’s an honor to share my experiences and insights with women who I have no doubt will use my advice to constructively evolve into angel investors.
—Lauren Maillian BiasFounding Partner & Head of Operations, Gen Y Capital Partners
Pipeline Fellowship Mentor

Kathy SalmanowitzSince participating in the Pipeline Fellowship program, I have made two more investments and joined Golden Seeds. Thanks, Pipeline, for jumpstarting my angel investing journey!
—Kathy SalmanowitzBoard Member, SV2
Pipeline Fellowship alumna

Jordana F. SobeyI walked away from the conference and into the snowy abyss with a renewed excitement for the future of women in angel investing!
—Jordana SobeyAssociate, Goodwin Procter LLP
Pipeline Fellowship Speaker

Anna WilsonI joined the Pipeline Fellowship to participate in a forum where I could learn the ins & outs of angel investing from a variety of perspectives and actually put these learnings to the test by making a real investment in an early stage company. The women in my cohort represent an incredibly diverse set of personal and career experiences, each bringing with them a unique perspective on what social enterprise means, what their individual investment strategy should look like, and what character traits are attractive to them in a founder. In addition, we bring different areas of domain expertise and negotiation styles to the table so it has been fascinating to learn what makes everyone tick and how to most effectively reach a consensus on a topic so personal as angel investing.
—Anna WilsonSenior Manager, Mobile Monetization; Pandora Media, Inc.
Pipeline Fellowship alumna

Tricia Compas-MarkmanIntroducing the Pipeline Fellowship to the Bay Area is […] a win-win for both locally based social entrepreneurs, as well as impact investors. There is an abundance of early-stage women-owned startups around the Bay that are making an impact both locally and internationally. [T]hrough the Pipeline Fellowship, a new door is opening for these early-stage startups to find a solid fit with like-minded women angels who can help bridge the funding gap while increasing impact.
—Tricia Compas-MarkmanFounder & CEO, DayOne Response, Inc.
Pipeline Fellowship Investee

Dahna GoldsteinWomen social entrepreneurs are creating for-profit social-value ventures all across the world and continue to have a difficult time accessing capital to grow their businesses. As a DC-based social entrepreneur, I support the Pipeline Fellowship’s new program that will help address the funding gap in places outside NYC and Boston by training women to invest in social impact businesses in their cities and towns.
—Dahna GoldsteinFounder, PhilanTech
Pipeline Fellowship Investee

Bonny MoellenbrockThe 2013 NYC Pipeline Fellows’ passion for social change and commitment to learning about funding socially and environmentally responsible for-profit businesses will help diversify the impact investing ecosystem, as well as provide necessary capital for women social entrepreneurs.
—Bonny MoellenbrockExecutive Director, SJF Institute & Investors’ Circle
Pipeline Fellowship Workshop Speaker

Bill SchnoorThe mission the Pipeline Fellowship has of empowering women to become angel investors […] fills an extraordinary gap in the marketplace. There are women starting companies, we’d like to see more, but there certainly are some. But, the notion of having a track devoted to encouraging women to help other women by being investors we thought was novel and that the time was right for it.
—Bill SchnoorPartner, Goodwin Procter LLP
Pipeline Fellowship Conference Speaker

Jenn Viane RieseThe Pipeline Fellowship offers an opportunity you can’t find anyplace else—a safe forum to learn, ask questions, and share information. Others spend years in work experience or grad school to meet mentors of this caliber and gain this much knowledge.
—Jenn Viane RieseFounder, Modern Humanity Consulting
Pipeline Fellowship alumna