The application form tells us about you, your company, and the level of engagement you want from us, it also tells us if you want to apply for a fellowship. There is no cost in applying, and you will get a response 3 weeks after applying. If you are accepted, we will send you the pre-course materials, including payment options. If you are not accepted, we will give you tips to increase your probability of getting into next year’s program.
We can’t wait to get you funded!
If you are a woman entrepreneur, the single most important lesson you can learn is how to Get Funded. You know that you need capital to run a great company, and have a better work/life balance. Probably you have tried the many suggestions you’ve received but you are still behind of your funding goals, and you think you can do better.
You’ve come to the right place. We are going to give you the know-how and the know-why to manage the funding process. And we are going to do it in a way that is manageable, not overwhelming. You can take your time and go through the entire program sequentially, or go directly to the areas where you need more support or have burning questions.
We work on two levels: Mindset and Tools. On the mindset level, we work Internally and Externally. How to manage our interior conversations, and how to manage our relationships with others in the funding process. On the tools level, we give you the know-how to seek funds from the different sources of funds, AND to choose which one to use so you don’t burn your bridges (and lose confidence).
I’m a Silicon Valley Angel Investor and I have PhD in finance and entrepreneurship. I was once in your shoes. I have always found a way to raise the funds I needed, and after moving to Silicon Valley, I was shocked to see so few women seeking funding, and so many of them severely disadvantaged… not because of their gender but because they were not prepared.
Instead of complaining about the few women getting funded, and trying to solve the issues one woman at a time, I created the perfect training, so more women can get funded, and we can shift the numbers….
Alicia Castillo Holley, PhD
Alicia is a phenomenal speaker & advisor. One 10 minute conversation with her made the 6 hours in traffic totally worth the drive. Jody Bagno-Dill. Jazz Business Consulting. Ca, USA.
Our sessions are fun, inspiring and profound at the same time You can feel the exciting impact on your project since the first moment. Yarmila Duran, Ecología Organizacional, Fl, USA.
Alicia is an incredibly engaging speaker, she is able to share compelling data based on real-life experience and/or research. She has a vast depth of experience as an entrepreneur, an engineer, and an investor. Judy Mahan. Cal Poly CIE SBCD Director, San Luis Obispo, Ca, USA.
Great course to learn about the different level of financing a business. Brenda Sullivan, Thompson Street Farm LLC. Co, USA.
Alicia brings a sense of the achievable to the world of entrepreneurship. Anyone interested in starting and developing a global business should seek her out. Tracey Hodgkins, CEO, Australian Experiential Learning Centre, Australia.
“While I’m a huge fan of Steve Blank and Eric Ries’ startup books, what is lacking is a way to really understand how to manage your business’ financial situation. In my opinion, Alicia Castillo Holley’s “How to Fund Your Million Dollar Idea” book and the training program are the missing pieces of the puzzle.
As anybody in business knows, it is very important to understand financial modeling, what you really need to do in order to get a handle on whether you’re making a profit (or a loss), and what your funding options are.
What I like most of all is that she is quite open about both her wins as well as her mistakes which serve as lessons that we can all relate to. It’s quite refreshing because quite often you read all about how someone was awesome and their ‘glory days’ type stories rather than ‘I made a mistake once, here’s what you can do to avoid it in case you’re making that same mistake too’. Any other book could be dry and dull about finances, however, having stories which you can actually learn from and key tips that you can easily digest is absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend this program to anyone.”
Angela Han, Australia. 2016 Participant.