Astia is a curated, global community of experts committed to the success of world class women-led, high-growth startups.

highlights

  • Provide access to capital
  • Ensure sustainable high-growth
  • Develop the executive leadership of the women on the founding team

As a Kauffman grantee since 2010, Astia has been able to expand its comprehensive program reach to help advance the participation of women in high-growth entrepreneurship. 

Astia is guided by a proven philosophy that gender diversity is an essential element of innovation.

It works with startups around the world as they access capital, grow their businesses, and hone the leadership skills of their founding teams.

For more than fourteen years, the 4000+ members of Astia’s connected community have provided startups with access to capital, business networks, and opportunities to become dominant market players.

Women are under-represented in networks that provide external equity financing and strategic business relationships. Astia ensures that women gain access to the rich networks that deliver expertise, customers, capital, and new markets.
— Lesa Mitchell, vice president of Innovation and Networks,
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation