Feminine hygiene with a triple bottom line

I met Molly in Philadelphia last month at the ‘Found and Fund’ event hosted by At Media and First Round Capital. Since that day, Molly has raised tens of thousands of dollars for her company Cora using Plum Alley’s crowdfunding platform.

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Female Founders Talk Funding

Join us for Female Founders Talk Funding on Thursday May 1st, at 6-9pm.

Have you ever wondered what your pitch deck should look like, how to capture a VC’s attention, or whether to crowdfund your new venture online? What funding sources are right for your startup and how can you get started?


Spreading the Word About the Financial Power of Crowdfunding

What’s New at Plum Alley: Check out this timely interview with Plum Alley CEO Deborah Jackson, posted on the site for girls in tech.

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Plum Alley Thought Leaders in Finance & Crowdfunding for Women

Plum Alley is taking a leadership role in several high-impact events this Spring. We urge you to sign up to participate at these events. Be sure to introduce yourself to us as well.

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From PA Headquarters: April 4th, 2014

Plum Alley CEO Deborah Jackson was a guest expert on CNBC’s Power Pitch this week, commenting on’s chance for success:


Uprise Art on Display in NYC

Work by artist Jen Wink was featured at the Affordable Art Fair in New York this week.

Plum Alley has featured Uprise Art several times. For a peek at Jen’s work offered for sale on PA, click here.


Business of Fashion 101

Do you have a passion for fashion? Don’t sew a stitch until you read the nine tutorials produced by Business of Read them here:


National Women’s History Museum Making Progress

The House Administration Committee met to consider HR 863 and voted recently to support a bill creating a commission to produce a plan to build a privately-funded national women’s history museum.

The museum has been in the works for more than a decade. The bill passed out of the Committee without amendments. This was the first step to getting the bill passed by the House of Representatives. Next step: the bill goes to the House Resources Committee.




Crowdfunding 101

Confusion over what crowd-funders get for their money created a social media storm when Facebook acquired virtual reality company Oculus.

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Women in Afghanistan Given an Online Voice

Roya Mahboob, named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people, for creating a software company that pays Afghani women for blogging, is determined to give women an electronic voice despite the Taliban’s threats to crack down on the limited progress women living there have made in recent years.

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From Plum Alley Headquarters: March 21, 2014

It’s been another busy and productive week at PA Headquarters. CEO Deborah Jackson spoke at two high-profile events in New York City last week: She keynoted the National Minority Business Council conference and then spoke about crowd funding at the Johnson Women in Tech event sponsored by Cornell University.

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Revolution in Digital Manufacturing and 3-D Printing

Need to make something fabulous for your business? Find a ‘fabber.’ Fabbers are ‘fabricators,’ skilled entrepreneurs who help small business owners and project creators bring their dreams to life.

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From PA Headquarters and Los Angeles: March 11, 2014

It was a busy bi-coastal week for the PA team. CEO Deborah Jackson and strategic partnership director, Jane Applegate, traveled to Los Angeles for several productive business development meetings.

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