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Founding Fearless

Founding Fearless

By Founding Fearless
Founding Fearless is a podcast to inspire, empower, and support college-aged women on their entrepreneurial and leadership journeys. We created this podcast to uplift female voices through conversations with fellow entrepreneurial students, innovative professors, and other leading pioneers to learn the raw and vulnerable stories behind these trailblazing women.

This podcast is brought to you by the Student Board of the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute.
2. The Entrepreneurial Mindset With Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Executive Jan Ryan
#2. On this episode, we are joined by Jan Ryan. Serial entrepreneur and tech executive, Jan Ryan has focused on building expansion stage companies for 30 years, resulting in four successful acquisitions and one IPO.  With a passion for tomorrow's change leaders, Jan served as Executive Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Texas in the College of Fine Arts.  She was an early architect of the campus-wide Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute, now housed in COFA, to advance female entrepreneurs and leaders at UT, and has been teaching a class she designed in 2018 called Women in Entrepreneurship, now held off-site at Kendra Scott Headquarters with Kendra Scott co-teaching. Today, besides her charter at the University of Texas, Jan serves as Advisor and Board member for some of Austin’s most innovative young companies, is a Capital Factory Partner, and a mentor at Tech Stars international accelerator.  In 2018 Jan was listed in Texas Monthly's Power Issue of most influential Texans, won the “Breaking Barriers” award at the Texas Women’s Summit, has been featured on the cover of Austin Woman magazine, received the “Woman of Distinction” award in 2016 by Texas Girls Scouts, and is an active contributor in the media for entrepreneurship and women in business. In this episode, we dive into all things entrepreneurial, with a focus on the college journey. We discuss how to build a team, change your mindset around funding, and balance your entrepreneurial dream while still in college. We hope you enjoy! CONNECT WITH JAN @janryan jan@janryan.com janryan.com CONNECT WITH THE KS WELI @kswelinstitute foundingfearless@kswelinstitute.org kswelinstitute.utexas.edu "Empowering women to lead and encouraging the world to follow while increasing the number of women-owned and women-led businesses" This podcast is empowered by the Student Board of the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Co-hosts: Kamryn Crossley & Ingrid Villarreal
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May 04, 2022
1. Introducing The Founding Fearless Podcast
#1. Welcome to the Founding Fearless Podcast! This is a podcast to inspire, empower, and support college-aged women on their entrepreneurial and leadership journeys. Our conversations focus on the entrepreneurial lifestyle with topics ranging from wellness to academics to embracing failures to networking. We created this podcast to uplift female voices through conversations with fellow entrepreneurial students, innovative professors, and other leading pioneers to learn the raw and vulnerable stories behind these trailblazing women. We hope you enjoy! CONNECT WITH THE KS WELI @kswelinstitute foundingfearless@kswelinstitute.org kswelinstitute.utexas.edu "Empowering women to lead and encouraging the world to follow while increasing the number of women-owned and women-led businesses" This podcast is empowered by the Student Board of the Kendra Scott Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. Co-hosts: Kamryn Crossley & Ingrid Villarreal
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May 04, 2022