Karen Griffith Gryga is currently Chief Investment Officer of DreamIt Ventures in charge of DreamIt Funds. DreamIt Ventures is a top startup accelerator which brings in promising early-stage companies for a 4 month program where we focus on validating and de-risking the business opportunity through intensive hands-on work. The companies have the opportunity to leverage a large amount of resources including personally sourced mentors, speakers, subject matter experts, advisors, investors and other domain specific and startup resources. The goal of Dreamit is to help entrepreneurs achieve in 3-6 months what typically takes them 12-24 months to achieve on their own. DreamIt has launched over 300 companies since 2008. Karen is also founder of the DreamIt Athena program focused on Female Founders.
A woman who’s blind eye to gender disparity from a young age allowed her to succeed in the STEM field through pure acumen, passion and focus. To hear Women to Watch™ Media’s interview with Karen and learn more about her amazing story, listen below.