Dr. Tara Bishop moderates an Entrepreneur Panel at the MIT Female Founders Pitch Competition

Dr. Tara Bishop, Founder of Black Opal Ventures, moderated an impressive panel of female entrepreneurs for the MIT Female Founders Pitch Competition in New York City this week.


The MIT Female Founders Pitch Competition brings together alumni, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists as part of a mission to bridge the gender gap in VC funding. As part of the event, eight MIT affiliates pitched their companies to receive prizes. The event also featured female entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who participated in panel discussions on the opportunities and challenges faced in their respective industries.


Dr. Tara Bishop, Founder and General Partner of Black Opal Ventures, moderated an impressive panel of female entrepreneurs. Panelists Amy Divaraniya, Andrea Xu, Christina Hawatmeh, and Laura Indolfi provided valuable insight into building, operating, and fundraising.


The MIT Female Founder Pitch Competition is an event sponsored by the MIT Sloan Club of NY, showcasing female entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Black Opal Ventures aims to improve health outcomes for all by investing in companies at the collision of healthcare and technology.