The NextWomen and Astia are hosting the Global Pitch Competition in collaboration with the 2013 We Own It Summit June 27-28 in London.
In this interview Heather Boggini of PSDNetwork asks Simone for an overview of the pitch competition including who should apply; what to expect; and how each applicant and finalist benefits from the competition.
Kate Jackson, Founder & CEO at TableCrowd was given the Best Pitch award at The NextWomen's London Pitch Event last night.
TableCrowd is a real life social network where you can meet people over food for business networking, common interests, romance or friendship.
This annual event seeks to showcase the most promising woman-led companies from around the world and will invite finalists to compete for cash prizes, global visibility and the chance to pitch in front of an international audience at the Fourth Annual We Own It Summit in London on June 27.
Applications are open until New Date: June 1, 2013! Click here to apply.
The Women in Business Challenge 2013, the fourth edition of the online competition that assists women entrepreneurs from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, is now open to applications.
The competition – organized by BiD Network, in partnership with ING and ICCO and with The NextWomen as media partner - aims to help aspiring women starting and growing their business
Women entrepreneurs face significant structural and cultural barriers when starting and growing a business. This business plan competition aims to address the problems of underinvestment and increase the number of opportunities for female entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Empowering women entrepreneurs through coaching services, tools and investor connections to progress their business to the next level, is the main focus of The Women in Business Challenge.
Hanneke Stegweg is the winner of The NextWomen Grand Finale, winning not only the Best Startup Pitch Award, a startup loan of Euro 6000 and a Schaap & Citroen solitaire diamond, but also walking away with the Audience Award and a consultation with Kennedy Van der Laan, the law firm supporting the The NextWomen Awards
Hanneke's company, iLost B.V.,specializes in lost items. Using the iLost App, recovering your lost scarf is easier than ever. Additionally, iLost has an outsourcing option to help companies with their lost and found items.
TheNextWomen100 has launched. This list consists of the 100 most important women from the Netherlands who run their own businesses and turnover millions.
Other criteria for TheNextWomen100 are number of employees, equity interest, and the impact of the women as role models.
Besides the launch of the TheNextWomen100 the "Best Startup Pitch ' was awarded to a starting female entrepreneur.
Dr Julie Barnes is CEO of Abcodia Ltd, an innovative company engaged in the validation and discovery of biomarkers for the early detection and screening of disease.
Abcodia swept the boards at the UK’s 2012 Startups Awards, winning the Innovative Business of the Year Award, the Angel or VC-Backed Business of the Year Award and the prestigious Natwest Startups Business of the Year Award, whilst Julie was also awarded the Startups Businesswomen of the Year Award.
My name is Anisah and I run PocketMUni.com (pronounced pocket money). It is an online platform which matches students who are looking to earn some extra cash with individuals, businesses and charities that are looking for one off/short term assistance.
I left college in May 2011 after doing a crazy two year course, also known as the International Baccalaureate. During the entire course I was decided on being an RAF pilot, an actor, a director, a translator for the UN, a CEO and an Oxford/Cambridge graduate. In short, I had no idea what I wanted to do! I was sure that I would either go to University or Drama school, but it began to appeal less and less. Don’t get me wrong, University is a great institution, but it was not the right path for me. Instead, I decided to take a gap year and travel.
The NextWomen Grand Finale is the spectacular culmination of all The NextWomen Pitch events that were held throughout the Netherlands in 2012.
At the Grand Finale, all winners and runners-up from this year's Netherlands events will present to a stellar panel of investors, business experts and entrepreneurs. The winner will be awarded 'Best Startup Pitch 2012'.
During a festive lunch, we will announce 'The Top 100 Female Business Heroes', based on research, a survey, turnover, number of employees, and equity.
The event is invitation-only but we are offering a limited number of audience tickets to entrepreneurs, investors, experts and professionals. Click here to purchase yours.
Laura Greb, as reporter for The Next Women, visited The Women 2.0 PITCH NYC 2012 Conference and Competition; it marked a jam-packed day of empowering speakers who have started and successfully led companies in the tech space. She reports:
Women entrepreneurs are starting to take the industry by storm and as Natalia Oberti Noguera, Founder and CEO of PipelineFellows, stated:
“If you have an opportunity to -- just say YES”
Studies have proven that successful women entrepreneurs start their businesses as a second or third profession. Studies also showed women are assembling into business networks, where members pull together resources and expertise. Time and time again, women have proven to be driven, ruthless, storytellers, cheerleaders, remarkable communicators and mentors.