Join Dell, the New England Venture Capital Association, and WE BOS for a two-part event that aims to highlight investments made in women-led companies and encourage more women to invest.
The event will start with a fireside chat between Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Christine Fraser, Dell Chief Responsibility Officer, to discuss initiatives and proposals in the public and private sector being implemented in the city of Boston to support women entrepreneurs.
The second part will be an interactive session. Six women entrepreneurs will present their business ideas or product proposals to a judge panel made up of three women venture capitalists. The judges and the audience will offer their thoughts to each of the entrepreneurs, and the judges will then pick a winner, who will win an hour-long meeting with the VCs to discuss her pitch and possible opportunities for implementing the proposal.
Understanding that women still struggle to access capital, networks and resources they need to scale, this event will be the perfect opportunity for women entrepreneurs to learn about other investment opportunities and encourage collaboration in Massachusetts.
8:00 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast
8:30 am – 8:35 am: Welcome Remarks (Paige Fetzer, Director of Dell, Government Affairs)
8:35 am – 9:00 am: Fireside Chat with Q & A
Mayor Marty Walsh and Christine Fraser, Dell Chief Responsibility Officer, will have a fireside chat discussion about empowering women in the field of technology and entrepreneurship. There will be time for audience Q&A.
9:00 am – 10:30 am: Pitch Ideas
Entrepreneurs will pitch their business ideas or product proposals to a group of venture capitalists. After each pitch, there will be time for judges and audience members to ask questions and offer feedback.
10:30 am – 10:35 am: Closing remarks and award
Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston
Christine Fraser, Chief Responsibility Officer, Dell
Mary Tobin, Director, NEVCA
Paige Fetzer, Director of Government Affairs, Dell
This event is part of Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS) Week, a full week of FREE educational programming, mentoring opportunities, and curated networking events designed to advance Boston’s women entrepreneurs.