Funder Insights: Tips and Tricks to Help Fund Your Business (Session 2 of 3)
Tuesday, October 10, 2023 @ 12PM CT / 6PM UTC+1
EMEA Audience Focused
Are you a small business owner seeking valuable tips and tricks to get funded? Look no further! Join DWEN for an engaging session where you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a seasoned funder and gain invaluable insights into funding your business.
In this part 2 of 3 funding series, Anne Ravanona, Founder and CEO of Global Invest Her, will draw upon her extensive experience and expertise in the entrepreneurial landscape. She will share valuable insights from the Dell WE Cities research, which explores five pillars that contribute to thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems in cities around the world, and will uncover various funding options available in your own city or region. You will also dive into the mindset of funder, gaining a unique perspective on what investors look for before investing in your company.
Whether you’re a startup founder or a seasoned entrepreneur, this session will equip you with valuable insights, practical tips, and actionable strategies to help fund your business. You won’t want to miss this interactive session!
Speakers: Anne Ravanona, Founder and CEO of Global Invest Her and Mary McKenna, Award-Winning European and UK Business Angel and Founder of AwakenAngels
Anne Ravanona is Founder & CEO of Global Invest Her, the go-to platform for early-stage women entrepreneurs to get investor ready and access funding. Her mission is to help 1 Million Women Entrepreneurs get Funded by 2030. Anne is Head of the EU Delegation to the W20 (official engagement group on policy recommendations to the G20), an international thought leader and speaker on women’s entrepreneurship and financial inclusion including at TEDx and advises Fortune 500 companies on Diversity & Inclusion. She is Past-President of the Jury for the Prix Simone Veil de la République Française by invitation of President Macron of France. Top 100: Europe’s most influential women in the startup and venture capital space and Top 100 Influencers in Gender Equality and Diversity.
Mary McKenna is an Irish exited serial tech entrepreneur and angel investor. She co-founded successful online learning company Learning Pool and since selling Learning Pool has worked extensively with early stage startups and scaleups across the entire European ecosystem. She has angel invested in 25 or so early stage tech startups to date and in July 2020 she co-founded social enterprise AwakenHub, an all-Ireland female founder community. AwakenHub has 3,000 members and has just launched Ireland’s first and only women-led angel syndicate, AwakenAngels. Mary is a distinguished visiting Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Oxford and she is both the European Female Business Angel of the Year 2023 and the UK Business Angels Association UK Angel of the Year 2023/24. Mary works as an Innovation Expert for the EU on their flagship EIC Accelerator. She is a visible role model, commentator and speaker, well respected in the EU’s tech community and frequently quoted in the media. Mary was awarded an MBE by Her Majesty the Queen in the 2014 New Year’s Honours for services to digital technology, innovation and learning.
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