Summer Solstice Reception for Women Angel Investors
Keiretsu Forum, the world's largest angel investment network, will host its 8th annual Summer Solstice event for women investors and entrepreneurs on Thursday, June 13 at Hanson Bridgett LLP in San Francisco from 5:30pm until 8:00pm.
The panel will be hosted by members of the Keiretsu Forum Women Investing in and Supporting Entrepreneurship (WISE) committee. Early stage women-led companies are encouraged to apply to present by contacting Summer Williams, Associate at Keiretsu Forum, at email@example.com. The program will feature 5 companies that will present for mentoring, feedback, and resources. Guest speaker will be Kathy Wilson from New Day for Children. New Day for Children rescues and provides for the needs of American girls ages 10 to 18 suffering from the desperation of human trafficking.
5:30pm-6:00pm Registration and Networking
6:00pm-6:15pm Welcome and Opening Remarks
6:15pm-6:45pm Panel Introductions
7:45pm-8:00pm Networking and Adjourn
The Keiretsu Forum Summer Solstice is a "Call to Action" for female entrepreneurs and investors to help spur economic growth and recovery at a local, national, and global level. The event will include a networking reception as well as a panel discussion about the importance of the role of women investors.
Randy Williams, Founder of Keiretsu Forum, said, "More than ever, the angel investor community is eager to attract women participants." He pointed out that a report by the Kauffman Foundation explains that while "women own half of this country's wealth... [they] make up no more than eight percent of angel investors." Women investors are considered a largely untapped market that is critical to "financial and mentoring support for new companies."
With this in mind, Keiretsu Forum members established in June 2007 a Women Investing in and Supporting Entrepreneurs (WISE) committee to encourage increased involvement of women angel investors and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area early stage venture eco-system.
To register for this event, click here: http://women-angel-investors.eventbrite.com/#
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