ECFI 3 – “Women Entrepreneurship” Session – 5 November 2015, 17.00-19.00, Hamburg
Women are a wonderful potential and yet to be discovered source of successful web entrepreneurs. The “Women Entrepreneurship” session at ECFI is an opportunity for women willing to become web entrepreneur or already involved in web entrepreneurship to learn about the advantage of dedicated services and support currently put in place by the WeHubs project, and to get feedback on the main challenges and opportunities of women web entrepreneurs.
The session will also provide organisations such as FIWARE accelerators and other business support organisations information on how to attract and provide the most efficient services to women web entrepreneurs (or willing to become so).
The session aims at attracting more women into web entrepreneurship and into the FIWARE accelerators, attracting women as co-founders or mentors in the emerging teams, and at articulating more accurately FIWARE’s and WeHubs’ offer to women web entrepreneurs.
Welcome and introduction – 10 mn
Jacques Magen from InterInnov will welcome the participants, present and moderate the session.
Women web entrepreneurship: what is it about? What are the main challenges? (Laura Lecci, EBN) – 40 mn
Laura Lecci from EBN will provide the views of the Startup Europe “WeHubs” project on women web entrepreneurship: current situation in Europe and worldwide, actions under way to strengthen women web entrepreneurship in Europe, who should be involved and how.
Women web entrepreneurship: a concrete experience (Antonia Ermacora) – 20 mn
Antonia Ermacora is the CEO and founder of chatShopper (a Shopping per Messenger), a startup accelerated by SpeedUp! Europe in Hamburg. She did also start another startup before and will tell us her story as web entrepreneur, successes, challenges, support received and expected, etc. What kind of support and communication would be more attractive and more efficient to reach potential women web entrepreneurs?
The WeHubs network of hubs – How could FIWARE accelerators benefit from WeHubs (Géraldine Quetin, InterInnov) – 30 mn
Géraldine Quetin from InterInnov will describe the “hubs” being set up by the WeHubs project to strengthen women web entrepreneurship all over Europe and will focus on the example of the Paris WeHub as a best practice for setting up local Hub adapted to the needs of women web entrepreneurs and to the requirements of the existing organizations providing services to entrepreneurs.
Q&A Session and Conclusions of the session – 20 mn
An open discussion will be held with participants in the session, including FIWARE accelerators and women who may benefit from the WeHubs services and from additional services to help them overcome the main challenges of web entrepreneurship.
Dialogue between stakeholders, entrepreneurs and cities to foster entrepreneural inclusion.