WHERE: BCG Digital Ventures, 1/80 George St, The Rocks
WHEN: Thursday, 23rd November
TIME: 6.00PM - 8.00PM
TOPIC // Introduction to Tech & VC Funding
We're joined by a lineup of incredible female entreprenuers, who have each achieved incredible feats in the tech space, including raising hundreds of thousands in venture captial. We will discuss global expansion, social influencing and give an intorduction into the world of capital raising. Hear their stories, learn from their success and mistakes, and be inspired to think about your business on a global on scale.
GUEST SPEAKERS //
NICOLE HAZELL// BlueChilli
Nicola Hazell is one of Australia's leading voices on gender equality and social innovation. After more than ten years working in media and public affairs in the community sector, politics and television news, in 2016 Nicola joined startup and innovation group BlueChilli, to lead the development of a new open innovation program turbocharging female leadership in the growing startup economy.
In it's first year, the SheStarts program invested $1 million supporting eleven female founders to get started, kicked off a world-class accelerator program and launched an award-winning documentary series to redefine what it means to be a tech entrepreneur. Now in it's second yearn, the program has received international recognition as a case study in best practice for inclusive entrepreneurship.
REBEKAH CAMPBELL // Founder, Zambesi
Rebekah is founder of Zambesi.com, a marketplace where leaders of high-growth technology companies share knowledge in small-group workshops. Rebekah has 15 years of experience as an entrepreneur and has started four businesses. Her company 'Hey You’ is Australia’s largest payments application for cafes and restaurants. Rebekah has raised more than $15M in venture capital from investors in Australia and Silicon Valley. She writes extensively on entrepreneurship on her own blog. She recently held a weekly column for the New York Times and now contributes to the Australian Financial Review Boss Magazine.
KELLY SLESSOR // Founder, Shop You
Kelly Slessor CEO and founder of Shop You is a Digital Strategist specialising in mobile. With 17 years’ experience, Kelly began her career with British Telecom, the UK's largest telecommunications provider.
Kelly has spent her career understanding consumer behaviour, simplifying technology and designing the future based on insights and research.
Working with major clients including Westfield, Gluestore, Le Specs, Mountain Designs, Woolworths, Fairfax, Big W, Suncorp and LendLease right through to SMEs;
LAUREN SILVERS // Co-Founder GLAMAZON
Lauren Silvers has been in the fashion & beauty industry for 10 years. A former beauty and fashion publicist, Lauren executed large-scale PR and marketing campaigns for global clients, in Sydney and New York. Lauren’s fast-paced lifestyle and constant desire to look polished for her job became the catalyst to the conception of Glamazon.
Glamazon is your one-stop shop to book any beauty appointment at the touch of a button, whether at home or on the road. Their rapidly expanding network of salons and freelance beauty professionals are dedicated to transforming the beauty industry by delivering customers a luxury experience anytime, anywhere.
1) Tickets are $40 (+booking fee), or $20 (+booking fee) for League members.
2) If you’ve never been to a League event, there’s a reason why we don’t use the “N” word and we use the word “connecting” and that’s because of the negative connotation of soliciting, selling and business card swapping. Bleh, no one wants to go to an event to talk to someone for 20 minutes only to realise you’re being sucked into buying some powdered thickshakes. We are here to connect authentically and honestly – share stories and experiences, learn from each other and respect each other. Magical things WILL happen and people will seek you out to buy from you when you work from an honest heartspace.