Official Announcement: 1st Mondays International Women’s Month Panelists

Posted: February 12, 2024

By Ella Napata

StartupSD 1st Mondays March 4 2024 Featured Panelists

Our 1st Mondays – Networking and Expert Panel event is happening in a few weeks on Monday, March 4th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the heart of  Downtown San Diego at the ClickUp Headquarters. We’re excited to announce the confirmed panelist for the night who will discuss the recent award-winning documentary Show Her the Money and the funding disparity facing women entrepreneurs, and what we can do as a startup ecosystem to create equitable representation, investments, and startup strategies. 

This is going to be a great event and our first in-person event of the year. Make connections, and learn tangible strategies and insights to apply to your own startup ventures. 

Meet Our 1st Mondays Panelists

The moderator for the night will be Startup San Diego’s Vice Chair and Founder of, Cheryl Goodman. Joining her and the startup community for the 1st Mondays expert panel will be: 

  1. Azin Radsan van Alebeek, Co-founder and General Partner at Emmeline Ventures: Azin has been charting her own professional path across the US and Europe for the past 30+ years.  As an executive and board-level advisor, she draws on out-of-the-box thinking paired with compassion, bravery, and candor.  Azin is an enthusiastic and intuitive educator, often finding herself in intimate conversations with strangers or close peers, uncovering their full potential and accelerating their growth through listening, empathy, and curiosity. Having lived various lives herself, Azin knows that the pathways to fulfillment and purposeful impact are infinite. She is dedicated to providing women the knowledge to be financially sovereign.
  2. Grace Chui-Miller, Chief Financial Officer at Correlation Ventures:  Grace has more than twenty years of experience as a finance executive in venture capital and public accounting.  She joined as the second partner at Correlation Ventures because she believed in a better model for supporting entrepreneurs to lead VCs and LPs. Previously, Grace served as CFO of venture capital firm DCM, and spent seven years as an auditor at KPMG, where she audited several VC firms.
  3. Silvia Mah, CEO of She Invests!, Chairwoman & Founder of Stella: Dr. Silvia Mah is General Partner at Stella Impact Capital, a seed-stage venture fund, investing in diverse women founders building startups at the intersection of deep tech and impact and, as a redemptive entrepreneur and investor, serves as the Director of Innovation at Biola University. Focused on “Impact with Integrity”, Dr. Mah has invested in over 130 startups with 6 exits and 1 IPO. Dr. Mah is the founder & Chairwoman of Stella Labs, an accelerator for women-owned businesses; founding member of Stella Angels, a female angel investment group; President of Stella Foundation, a national conSTELLAtion of organizations and leaders walking alongside womxn-led businesses from startup to sale and the funders who champion them; and Investment Committee member of Next Wave Impact, a social impact venture fund. 
  4. John Majeski, CEO at Portola Valley Partners: John has achieved the #1 Worldwide market share at his last three companies. He took a voice-of-customer approach to creating products for current and emerging customer needs and has built incredible teams in organizations.

Startup San Diego Members get complimentary tickets for all 1st Mondays and San Diego Startup Week.

Join Us for 1st Mondays and Grow with the Startup Community

We have an insightful agenda planned for this 1st Mondays, from catered bites and drinks by Clickup, networking, to a groundbreaking panel discussion with Show Her the Money producers and local startup leaders. You won’t want to miss this. Get your tickets for 1st Mondays and get be part of the ecosystem.