Location: Hamburg, Germany
The ‘Women Entrepreneurship’ session at ECFI (European Conference on the Future Internet) will be a platform for dialogue between stakeholders, entrepreneurs and cities to foster entrepreneurial inclusion. It will target aspiring and current women web entrepreneurs and business support organisations such as FIWARE accelerators, allowing them to explore the opportunities and challenges that face women entrepreneurs in the digital sector.
This session ultimately aims to inform women web entrepreneurs of the services and support available to them through the WeHubs project and expose how business support organisations should best tailor these to provide the most efficient support to women web entrepreneurs.
The session is scheduled as follow:
Welcome and introduction, 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 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. She will then present the results of two surveys performed by WeHubs on the main challenges for women to become web entrepreneurs, and for organizations providing services to entrepreneurs (e.g. accelerators, incubators) to adapt their services to women.
Women web entrepreneurship: a concrete experience. A successful woman web ntrepreneur will provide a concrete example of her experience in web entrepreneurship, which challenges she has faced and how she has failed and succeeded in her endeavours.
The WeHubs network of hubs - how could FIWARE accelerators benefit from WeHubs. 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.
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.
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