Zurich: JUMP-START YOUR BUSINESS, GIRL!
Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (CEST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
"Women are born leaders. They just don't know it yet!"
You have a business idea! What are you waiting for? Now is the perfect moment to start!
Get inspiration and knowledge from experienced female founders! You’ll hear about what it can be like to start a business from scratch. What challenges are there? How do you stay motivated? How do you reach higher levels? You get to ask the questions!
The founders of WEFOUND, World Women Startups & Entrepreneurs Foundation, will share valuable advice on how to start your own company. This will help you take your first steps towards independence.
Network your way to success! Connect with other like-minded women! Find your future co-founder or mentor! Exchange ideas with other ambitious women in an inspiring atmosphere!
You get: Inspiration, knowledge, meet experienced female founders, toolkit for successful female startups, networking, a wonderful venue at Impact Hub (a unique ecosystem for social entrepreneurs), free drinks & snacks, lots of fun!
Heads up! We have a limited number of tickets.
Most frequently asked question:
“Can men also join?”
“Yes! And bring your friends!”
18:30 - Welcoming
19:00 – 19:10 - Impact Hub Zurich: inspire, connect and enable female social entrepreneurship
Rahel Aschwanden, Impact Hub Zürich http://zurich.impacthub.net/
Partly innovation lab, partly business incubator, partly membership community; Impact Hub Zürich provides a collaborative work, meeting and learning space for people who seek to create positive impact. Members enjoy a global platform connecting them to 7000+ changemakers and 50+ Impact Hubs across the world.
19:15 - 19:45 - How I got my business rolling!
Lisa Chuma, Founder of The Women's Expo Switzerland http://www.womenexpo.ch/
Lisa Chuma was born in Zimbabwe where she spent her childhood until moving to the UK when she was 16. The young founder of the Women’s Expo Switzerland, is dedicated to making a positive impact in the world by providing a platform that allows women entrepreneurs to showcase their businesses, discover opportunities for collaboration and build support systems with each other. Her goal is to play an active role in helping female-owned businesses thrive as well as to see business women taking the role of mentor to girls around the world.
19:45 - 20:30 - Toolkit for starting a business
Val Racheeva, Founder & CEO of WEFOUND http://wefound.org/
Franziska Nylen, Founder & Public Speaker of WEFOUND http://wefound.org/
Leadership - How to lead with your heart
Times are changing, and so are leaders. We're going to speed up this process by teaching how to grow authenticity, integrity and being of service.
Business Model - And what happens next?
A lot of people begin with writing a business plan and get stuck with it for ages. Did you know that most business plans don’t even survive the first contact with the customer? Don’t worry, we got your back. We'll explain how it really works.
Perform a Pitch - Dos and don'ts
There are some mistakes that are constantly being repeated among speakers. They kill credibility instantly. And so the pitcher's idea loses its value. Hear out the expert who has made all possible bloopers you won’t have to repeat!
Collect Contacts - Become a powerful networker
If you want to grow a business - create your own network! The networking ninja will explain how to improve your skills!
20:30 - 22:00 Mingle
Get some drinks and enjoy great company!
When & Where
WEFOUND.org | global supportive female entrepreneurs community
We know with entrepreneurial mindset more women will realize their business potential.
We motivate, give trainings and provide powerful online resources to connect with co-founders, mentors and investors.
With passion we built a global supportive female entrepreneurs community for women who want to create fulfillment in life and positively impact the world.
wefound.org a social startup with the HQ in Berlin. We motivate emerging female entrepreneurs through events, meet-ups and give trainings to help them realize their business potential. In addition to that, for 2015 we plan to launch a mentorship program and an online social network. Since launch of WEFOUND, in 2014, we have organized 50 events, workshops, webinars, networking and co-working days, in 13 cities Europe/9 countries. Invited 30 speakers and experts, among them were leading European female founders and Forbes billionaires. We are active European wide in many cities and currently count 5,000 people to our network. Our events mainly focus on developing entrepreneurial mindset, we tell the stories about how failure turns into success through changes in mindset. As partners for these events we had: Microsoft, Impact Hubs, Social Impact Lab, Evernote, Betahaus and etc.