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.
Thanks to Sanderyn Amsberg for this review of the OEMP Program. If you've been to an event our community should know about, let us know!
Big businesses have plenty of programs to upgrade and update their managers' knowledge, but small business owners and entrepreneurs usually have to shop around to acquire new skills and professionalism. Up until now!
The leading business school IE, based in Madrid and on a tie with top schools such as Harvard, LBS and INSEAD started a program for business owners and entrepreneurs this year. I attended the Executive Management Training and tested the waters.
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.
We are absolutely delighted to announce Wendy Tan White as the most recent addition to our community of regular bloggers. Wendy is the co-founder and CEO of Moonfruit, which was recently acquired by Yell group (recently re-branded Hibu) in a deal worth $37m. She is a 500 Startups mentor and was named female UK Tech Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. Welcome onboard Wendy!
Something caught my eye recently: an appearance by someone called Steve Moxon before a Commons select committee as part of an inquiry into women in the workplace. He is the author of a book called “The Women Racket” and that perhaps gives you a clue as to his point of view.
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.
Guest post by Natalia Martinez.
I recently attended a networking event organized by The NextWomen magazine. The event itself was an “Investment Pitch” evening in which a number of start-up companies had the opportunity to present their business plans to a diverse audience and a real panel of investors.
It was my first time at a The NextWomen event and an experience that I would recommend to any budding female entrepreneur.
I was straight away amazed by the venue itself. The event was sponsored by Orrick and took place at their office in the heart of the City of London. An elegant and sophisticated building with a nice bright conference room all for ourselves.
The event followed a tight agenda, with keynotes from a female entrepreneur and a female investor framing the challenges women face as they strive to bcome successful in business, followed by seven startup pitches. Each presentation lasted for 3 minutes followed by five minutes Q&A from a panel composed of a mixture of non-executive directors, CEOs, entrepreneurs and business angels).
Building on its decades-long standing as the premier professional event for women, the 34th Simmons Leadership Conference again presents a phenomenal program guaranteed to inform, empower, and energize, with The NextWomen as Media Partner.
Women of Influence will feature exceptional speakers who have not only shaped their own professional destinies but also, through their example, inspired others to strive for greatness.
Dell announced last week that it will host the fourth annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) conference in Istanbul, Turkey, June 2-4, 2013 . The two-day, invitation-only event, with The NextWomen as Editorial Partner, connects female founders, CEOs and leaders of high-growth businesses in some of the world’s top entrepreneurial marketplaces to share best practices and challenges and spotlight the positive impact women-owned businesses have on the global economy.
Keep reading for details of how to book your free 30-minute mentoring session with Charlotte, who is offering 48 back-to-back half hour sessions from midnight tonight until midnight tomorrow night, as part of Startup Day.
As the Founder and CEO of The Change Gang I was recently asked for my opinions on how mentoring, coaching and consultancy can work for entrepreneurs and small businesses. We offer a variety of coaching and consultancy services in the areas of Entrepreneurship, Health, Fundraising and Education. I have worked with students from The Peter Jones Enterprise Academy, Doug Richards School for Creative Startups and work with many of the entrepreneurs based in tech city. Some of the relationships have worked really well whilst others haven’t been as successful. It got me thinking about the key ingredients for a successful relationship and a maximum return on investment on the services so many of us invest in at the early stages of our businesses.