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News  9, Aug 2012

Girls In Tech Singapore: Investing in Women Entrepreneurs

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Girls in tech Singapore logoDave McClure wrote an interesting article recently on TechCrunch, he challenged all female investors and women in tech to come forward and be more actively involved in supporting and encouraging female entrepreneurs to startup.

With more female entrepreneurs support group started by the various communities around the world, is this the rise of Women 2.0?

Well, some trends certainly seem to suggest that we are moving towards that direction.

On the 28th of August, Girls in Tech Singapore will host an event for women entrepreneurs, seasoned and aspiring alike, to network with each other, as well as with investors. If you are a woman with a business idea, you are invited to send in your  two page business plan or executive summary to sucheta@girlsintech.net. Selected applicants will get an opportunity to present their business plans to a panel consist of angel investors, incubators and venture capitalists.

The panel includes Frank Levinson, Managing Director of Small World Ventures, Monica Tsai, Director Investments of SingTel Innov8, Shirley Wong, Managing Partner of TNF Ventures, Tong Gu, Advisor of Ruvento Asset Management, and Pierre Hennes, Managing Partner of Extream Ventures. Each presenting applicant will receive valuable feedback on their pitches, and the opportunity to explore funding for their ideas.

Event Details:

Date: 28th August 2012

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Venue: PlugIn@BLK71

Address: Blk71 Ayer Rajah Crescent, #02-18 Singapore 139951

Price: SGD$20

Agenda:

6.00pm – Welcome

6.15pm – Panel Discussion: Where are VC’s investing?

7.00pm – Idea Pitches

7.45pm – Wrap – up

8.00pm – Networking

You can register for the event at the Eventbrite registration page.

Jacky Yap

Jacky Yap

Having spent one year abroad in Shanghai under the NUS Overseas College Programme, Jacky has an avid interest in entrepreneurship and web based startups. Jacky used to run N-House, Singapore's first entrepreneurial themed residence in NUS, and was also part of the organizing team for Startup Weekend Singapore 2012. You can reach him at jacky [at] e27 [dot] co

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