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How to Tackle the Gender Gap in Funding: Facts & Initiatives from Investors

Learn about the industry initiatives that tackle the gender gap in funding

Date
Mar 11, 2024
Time
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm
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The gender gap in funding is a pervasive challenge faced by women entrepreneurs and professionals across various industries. Join us for an enlightening and empowering event that delves into the pressing issue of gender disparity in funding and explores actionable initiatives to create a more equitable future. Don't miss out on this fireside chat where you can also network with interesting startup founders, investors, and mentors.
Featured Speakers:

  • Kalsoom Lakhani - Co-Founder & General Partner at i2i Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund for Pakistan, and the country’s first female-founded VC fund. Kalsoom is also the Founder of Invest2Innovate, which she launched in 2011 to support and unleash the potential of young entrepreneurs in growth markets like Pakistan. She has trained entrepreneurs and leaders worldwide, has spoken at events like the World Economic Forum, and is a nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. In 2022, she was named one of Rest of World's top 100 Global Tech Changemakers.

  • Mercedes Bankston - Director at Founder Institute Silicon Valley and Angel Investor. Mercedes was also the Director of Business Development for McGraw-Hill Education responsible for looking at and developing new investments within Ed-tech worldwide. Her engineering background has allowed her to work for Cisco, NEC, and Oracle, designing and driving innovation within healthcare and education. In her spare time, she has been involved with hosting NASA Hackathons and leading Girls-In-Tech, a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education, and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology and careers in STEM fields. 

What You'll Learn:

  • Learn about the funding gap and why it happens.
  • Get practical solutions to make funding more fair
  • Learn about the existing initiatives that help women get equal funding opportunities

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About Founder Institute:
The Founder Institute is the world’s most proven network to turn ideas into fundable startups, and startups into global businesses. Since 2009, our structured accelerator programs have helped over 7,000 entrepreneurs raise over $1.75BN in funding. Based in Silicon Valley and with chapters across 100 countries, our mission is to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build impactful technology companies worldwide.

Speakers

Mercedes

Mercedes Bankston

Founder @ Funderstar LTD

Kalsoom

Kalsoom Lakhani

Co-founder and General Partner @ i2i Ventures

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