#WER Copenhagen

Application deadline: not confirmed

The top 30 women entrepreneurs selected will also gain a ticket for the TechBBQ 18 – 19 September

19 and 20 September 2019

Talent Garden Rainmaking Danneskiold-Samsøes Allé 41, 1434 København, Denmark

The Women in Entrepreneurship Roadshow is a project conceived by the European Young Innovators Forum, one of the leading organisation for youth innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe. WER is a non-profit project powered by the United States Mission to the European Union, Startup Europe, the European Commission and Amazon and its aim is to support and empower women entrepreneurs. The Roadshow consists of a series of 10 events across Europe with the goal of connecting 300 women entrepreneurs with 30 VCs and top players in the European and the US ecosystem in order to facilitate access to finance. The short term goal is to connect entrepreneurs with VCs and ecosystem builders and business angels and identify the main challenges women entrepreneurs face when accessing finance through workshops. The long term goal is to produce a report with our findings to present to the European Union with policy recommendations.

The aim of the workshops is to connect women entrepreneurs with VCs and business angels. During the workshops, VCs will have a chance to share some insights into the venture capital world, share advice and create connections with the WER entrepreneurs. For the WER entrepreneurs, this is a chance to meet the local, European and US entrepreneurial ecosystem, an opportunity to network with mentors, pose questions about your challenges and present your projects. For more information please see the agenda below.

This is an invitation only event

DAY 1

18.00-20.00 Networking cocktail

DAY 2

9.00-9.15 | Welcome and overview of the agenda.

9.15-10.15 | VC Panel on Women Entrepreneurship.

10.15-10.45 | Coffee Break

10.45-11.45 | Conversation between entrepreneurs and VCs

11.45-12.15 | Transatlantic collaboration: YTILI & GES

12.15-13.00 | Lunch

13.15-15.45 | Speed mentoring/networking sessions/ EU Funding workshops

#WERCOPENHAGEN

The #WER events in Copenhagen is organized with the support of the US Embassy and in collaboration with the local partners.

As a main parner in the project, Amazon will offer to each confirmed participant:

$10.000 of AWS promotional credits valid for 2 years

$5.000 of AWS Business Support

$1.600 of AWS Training

Application timeline

To be confirmed…

SPEAKERS

Nicholas Zylberglajt // President of EYIF

Nicholas is the Co-Founder of the European Young Innovators Forum, the leading foundation for Youth Innovation in Europe. He also co-founded EU Startup Services, EYIF’s consulting company aimed at supporting European startups to secure EU funding having supported more than 1350 Startups in more than 20 EU countries.

Betty Yan Liu // Partner Maersk Growth

Betty Yan Liu is an Operating Partner at Maersk Growth. She has been working in the shipping and logistics industry for more than 2 decades. At Growth, she works extensively with startups to help them scale up their businesses. Also, she co-creates products with startups by leveraging Maersk’s strategic value.
Betty has successfully incubated the first blockchain project in the logistic industry (Tradelens) in 2017.
Betty has been nominated as Denmark’s Top 100 talent in 2012 by Berlingske Business.

David Ventzel // Partner Accelerace

David is a Startup founder turned VC. Currently, he is a Partner and Fund Manager at Accelerace & General Partner at Overkill Ventures. Blogging about everything he learns on www.davidventzel.com

Barbara Andersen // Founder Scalability CPH

Jane Thomsen // Program Officer Innovation Fund Denmark

Jane Thomsen is a Program Officer at the Innovation Fund Denmark. She works with the InnoFounder program and a range of other activities aiming at supporting and accelerating startups and entrepreneurs in Denmark.

Anna Grigoryeva // Investor Karma Ventures

Investor at Karma Ventures investing in late seed/early A deep-tech deals across Europe. Portland native, but currently residing in Tallinn, Estonia. Ex-Growth Marketer.

MENTORS

Puk Falkenberg //  Bloch&Østergaard

Puk holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Southern Denmark, with a focus on organizational change management, and a bachelor in German Language and Culture.

In Bloch&Østergaard, Puk supports and drives change projects and organizational transformations enabling organizations to become self-propelled. With a background as strategist hand hands-on executer on agility and change leadership and enablement, Puk helps organizations embrace transformation. This cover setting direction, administrating tools, training and operational support.

Martin Hildebrandt //  Evotec Van Security

Martin has 20+ years of background from the security technology industry and is currently involved in two start-ups as co-owner. His start-up experience includes a successful exit of a security technology company back in 2004, where his company was sold to G4S. Integrating his company into the G4S organisation Martin was offered a position in Latin America, where he spent 9 years developing technology businesses and heading up two acquired companies. Back in Denmark Martin has as well done work for the Venture Fund of Maersk investing in start-ups

Cecilie Willer //  Cph FinTech & Accelerace

Cecilie holds a MSc in Business Psychology and has +13 years experience as a change leader. She is a driven business psychologist, specialized in development and coaching within organisational transformation, innovation, startups and leadership. Cecilie knows how mentally hard it can be to start up new businesses or transform old businesses, and is extremely passionate about how to help leaders and teams succeed and grow through mental resilience, self-awareness and focused leadership. She is an experienced change leader and corporate entrepreneur herself; here past include leading major change programs and digital transformations both in Carlsberg, Danske Bank and MobileLife. Furthermore Cecilie is deeply immersed in the start-up eco-system through her involvement in European FinTech award, and as mentor for startups in Cph FinTech & Accelerace.

Arvind M. Hundal PhD. //  Business Accelerator and Investment Manager

Experienced in business development and strategy in Life Science and Healthcare. Arvind’s strengths lie in her ability to problem solve in multiple ways, by applying her cumulated knowledge and expertise to balance short term needs with long term strategic goals. Arvind has a broad scientific foundation: Small molecules NCEs, peptides, proteins, antibodies and technology platforms in a wide range of therapy areas including; oncology, metabolic, virology, inflammation, respiratory, CNS, GI and dermatology. International experience: US, UK and the Nordics and worked has across the industry from large pharmaceutical companies, to healthcare spinouts.
She is passionate and goal oriented but equally, pragmatic and straight forward. Her diversity enables her to gain a global perspective; scientific, medical and commercial. Things Arvind is proud of include; the IPO of Zealand Pharma, setting up of Albireo the GI spin-out from AstraZeneca and the acquisition of Ziarco by Novartis.

Jorge Muñoz //  Marketing Specialist

He has a strong background in Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations having worked in different European countries such as the UK, France, Belgium and Spain. He is the current Director for Marketing and Communications at Unmanned Life, Jorge was a Key Account Manager at one of the world leading advertising agencies, Saatchi & Saatchi, from Publicis Media Group, where he was responsible for key accounts across different B2C and B2B fields coordinating the work of different departments such as Art Direction, Design, Finance and Executive. He has managed multi-million euro and international campaigns for top Brands such as Nestlé, Nespresso, Perrier, San Pellegrino, Lexus, among others.

Betty Yan Liu // Partner Maersk Growth

Betty Yan Liu is an Operating Partner at Maersk Growth. She has been working in the shipping and logistics industry for more than 2 decades. At Growth, she works extensively with startups to help them scale up their businesses. Also, she co-creates products with startups by leveraging Maersk’s strategic value.
Betty has successfully incubated the first blockchain project in the logistic industry (Tradelens) in 2017.
Betty has been nominated as Denmark’s Top 100 talent in 2012 by Berlingske Business.

Mary Apostolaki //  Head of Innovation Academy

Mary has been working with Corporate Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development for many years, helping organizations and their teams embrace innovative and entrepreneurial culture. With rich and diverse international commercial experience from both corporations and consultancies, she has initiated several entrepreneurial activities in Saudi Arabien, Greece and Denmark. She loves teaching and mentoring at Aarhus Business School and Aalborg University, where she is an external lecturer on Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is passionate with doers.

Jessie Scheepers //  Head of People, Pleo

Jessie is South African – a nationality you often don’t bump into in Denmark. Her professional journey started in Cape Town working with the emerging markets of IMA, to the rest of EMEA where she’s lived and worked in Stockholm, Helsinki, Tallinn, and now Copenhagen.

She is the Head of People at scaleup Pleo, and spends her time trying to build a workplace of tomorrow.

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