Astia Silicon Valley 'Doing It Right Program' launches in the UK

Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia Astia, the official sponsor of TheNextWomen funding and pitching event, has launched its successful 'Doing it Right programme' now also in the UK:  a program designed for exceptional women entrepreneurs who want to increase their ability to attract and to understand funding. Application for the program is possible until  Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009. Extended deadline: May 1, 2009
Entrepreneurs that are selected will gain important skills and insights through the program: such as developing an effective fundraising strategy, negotiating term sheets, navigating the due diligence process, and leading a successful company. They will also receive insights from local investors and seasoned entrepreneurs so as to  increase their understanding of the current state of venture capital and angel investment.Selected entrepreneurs will receive:

  • Introductions to leading VCs and angel investors through investor-led panels and workshops
  • Presentation skills coaching by a leading expert
  • Increased business acumen and executive leadership skills
  • Expert advice from VCs, angels and successful entrepreneurs

Details about the application process and entry requirements can be found here. The program is also available in New York , but was first successfully introduced in Silicon Valley.

About Astia:
Founded in 1998 in Silicon Valley, Astia is an innovative not-for-profit organization with a mission to foster the full participation of women in entrepreneurship and as accelerators of high-growth companies.  Astia offers programs for high-growth start-ups that deliver results. They operate in India, London, Silicon Valley and New York. The Astia Advisor Network that includes more than 100 former and current CEOs and 125 investors. Astia is an extremely committed community of advisors, investors, industry leaders, and entrepreneurs. Since 2003, Astia companies have raised over $488 million.

Astia sponsors TheNextWomen Funding & Pitching event. The winner of the pitching contest will gain a place in their Doing it right program.




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