Clover Lewis, who attended the fourth We Own It Summit as a reporter for The NextWomen, shares the top six inspirational and useful takeaways from the event.
Highlights for participants of the WOIS included several thought-provoking keynotes from entrepreneurial women like Janneke Niesson (Twitter: @janneke_improve), responding with expertise to the myriad of questions the audience fielded to them. Further highlights included 15 discussion salons held over the 2 days, with all attendees invited to engage in discussions covering a wide range of Summit-focused topics. Needless to say, each salon I attended was packed and lively, with speakers, panellists, and attendees all energetically contributing to the discussions and talks.
As this was the first WOIS I’ve attended (but certainly not my last!), I am excited to share this ‘mash up’ of interviews, high calibre advice, and inspirations gathered from the WOIS 2013 discussion:
The NextWomen Editorial Assistant Alyssa Davison reviews the Global Pitch Competition at the We Own It Summit, organised by Astia and The NextWomen.
Dare I proclaim that, with two events under my belt, I am well on my way to becoming a pitch veteran? The most recent event I attended, The Global Pitch Competition at the fourth annual We Own It Summit, really opened my eyes to how powerful a polished presentation can be. Read on to find out why...
Some context about the event itself: the Global Pitch Competition was the main event of the 2013 We Own It Summit, organised by Astia and The NextWomen. Competing for a cash prize of £20,000 (provided by the sponsors Technology Strategy Board, Microsoft and Astia Angel) five finalists had been selected to pitch their business models in front of six judges.
We are happy to be media partner of Web Summit 2013, a global gathering of the world's leading thinkers and doers in technology, taking place on October 30th - 31st in Dublin.
The Summit is not just for the planet's leading startups and technology companies, but for all businesses, large and small, who are being impacted by new technologies.
This year over 7,000 attendees will make the trip from all corners of the globe to hear from over 300 speakers across dozens of stages, workshops and roundtables catered to every sector.
This year’s speakers include some of The NextWomen's fantastic previous interviewees, such as Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of Indiegogo and one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Technology; Cindy Gallop, Founder and CEO of Cindy Gallop LLC and IfWeRanTheWorld and Shelia Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com, the largest online care destination in the world.
Lena Feygin recently led the rASia International Innovation Forum’s Round Table discussion on Women in Innovation. Here she shares her top five takeaways from the event.
Last month I accepted an invitation to lead the rASia International Innovation Forum’s Round Table discussion of Women in Innovation. Organized by Alexander Shulgin, the Forum itself focused on recent trends and developments in digital and mobile technology, new media, marketing, branding and investment, and I sought to use the Round Table discussion as a platform to highlight women’s perspective on the development of innovative communities and concepts.
Laura Greb reviews the recent Women Leaders Summit, which she attended on behalf of The NextWomen, and shares her takeaways from the inspirational keynote speakers.
The Hatchery was founded in 1997 with the idea that all technology companies should have access to business experts and innovative information. Based in New York, Yao-Hui Huang founded the venture collaboration organization with an international reach, bringing together entrepreneurs and investors through various resources, advisors, funding and building communities.
Dale Murray, who regularly appears on the panel of investors at The NextWomen Pitch Events, was last month awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The 2011 Angel Investor of the Year received the honour in recognition for her services to British business, where she had a major impact on the UK’s telecommunication industry.
Dale is a successful entrepreneur, award-winning British business angel investor and experienced non-executive board director. She co-founded British mobile pioneer Omega Logic in 1999 and launched pre-pay mobile “top-ups”. She built top-ups to £88m (generating annual revenue of £7m) within three years of founding the business, and then sold to a privately held company, Eposs Ltd. She then became Eposs’s CEO, sold the group to First Data Corporation, and built top-ups to £450m (generating annual revenue of £25m) within another three years.
Griselda Kumordzie Togobo shares her top 10 takeaways from 'Power Shift: the Oxford Forum on Women in the World Economy 2013', which she attended on behalf of The NextWomen.
It’s really an interesting time to be woman. There are some great discussions currently going on about women, our roles in business and in society.
The inaugural annual Oxford Forum for Women in the World Economy launched in May at Oxford University’s Said Business School. It was a “fantastical” gathering of intelligent, strong and highly motivated people (mainly women and some wise men) gathering to discuss how best to support women entrepreneurs throughout the developed and developing world.
SEaB Energy Scoops £22k Prize Money From
Winning The First Annual Global Pitch Competition organized by The Next Women and Astia, on the occasion of the WeOwnitSummit.
SEaB Energy were crowned the winners for the first annual Global Pitch Competition, organized and presented byThe NextWomen and Astia at the We Own It Summit in London on Thursday and secured a cash prize of £22k from sponsors Technology Strategy Board, Microsoft and Astia Angel.
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Applications for Springboard's Media & Tech program are open until 28th June!
Building on the phenomenal successes of Minute Clinic, Via Cell, iRobot, Zipcar and hundreds of others in their portfolio, Springboard’s accelerator programs have presented some of the best clinical and commercial stage companies to the nation’s investment communities. Springboard has hosted 25 accelerator programs since early 2000 showcasing 500+ women-led companies that have raised over $5.6 billion in equity, grants and strategic investments.
The NextWomen is organising a Legal Workshop in partnership with Kennedy Van der Laan, with the theme Good Employment Practices: The Dos and Don'ts.
The workshop is taking place in Amsterdam on Thursday 27th June from 15:30-17:00. The event will conclude with a networking session with drinks until 18:00.
During the practical workshop, employment lawyers Eva Knipschild and Inge de Laat, both Partners at law and notary firm Kennedy Van der Laan,will take you through the legal dos and don'ts of good employment practices, from hiring to dismissal.
Inge will explain the privacy aspects of recruiting and keeping good personnel files. Eva will look at dismissal procedures and the latest developments in the field of flexible contracts.
Entrepreneurs are invited to participate in this event free of charge.