Bridging The Gender Funding Gap: The Global Perspective

Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 3:00 – 4:10 PM UTC

We already know that women-only founder teams raise just 2% of VC capital worldwide. We already know that $28 trillion or 26 percent can be added to annual global GDP in 2025 if the gender gap is bridged. Now we will learn what is already being done about it all around the world and how you can contribute too!

Virtual event
Panel Discussion

About this event

We already know that women-only founder teams raise just 2% of VC capital worldwide. We already know that $28 trillion or 26 percent can be added to annual global GDP in 2025 if the gender gap is bridged. Now we will learn what is already being done about it all around the world and how you can contribute too!

Leading investors, philanthropists, and ecosystem players from the United States, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australia will share information related to ongoing initiatives on bridging the gender funding gap in their respective regions.

We also will hear about the practical programs implemented by non-profits, investors, governments as well as big corporations worldwide...

Finally, we will introduce a scalable solution, PowerUp, a new global program in strategic and financial planning for seed-level female-led ventures to help them scale and raise capital.

This global panel has been artfully orchestrated by our friends at PowerUp and The Startup Station.

We couldn't have done this without being supported by several exceptional organizations such as...

EKOS.AI: Special thanks to Head of Community Buke Cuhadar

Eva Weinstein's Female Founder Voices

ANIMA, another female founder community

Startup Grind Boston

Sunny Shuoyang Zhang, PhD's Born Global Community's Boston Chapter supported by Steve Han, Vivek Udaykumar, and more...

The Speakers:

✅Pauline Koelbl, founder of ShEquity, a gender-lens investment firm whose purpose is to close the gender funding gap in Africa. Pauline has spent 20+ years in Venture philanthropy/International development; 10+ years supporting African entrepreneurs/ innovators/SMES and Startups, deals sourcing, conducting DD and fundraising.

✅ Rasha Qamheyeh, founded Event Horizon, a boutique incubator/accelerator that helps provide For-Profit Impact Startups with a network of services in business development, intellectual property, investment strategy and access to capital.

✅ Tamara Abdel-Jaber, partner at Amam Ventures, a gender lens investment fund and accelerator that caters to businesses that are committed to equality, those that put women at the front and focus on specifically serving women in Jordan and MENA. As the founder and chief executive at Palma Consulting, she is an expert in strategy design and execution, business and digital transformation.

✅ Bryony Cooper, Managing Partner at Arkley Brinc VC – a fund investing in early-stage tech startups in Poland and Europe. She co-founded 3 tech companies by the age of 30. Bryony regularly mentors startup founders, and was featured in the book ‘Dear Female Founder’; a series of letters to the future generation of women entrepreneurs.

✅ Jacqui Bloom, Growth and Investment Director, Startupbootcamp Australia. Jacqui is a seasoned entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience starting and scaling businesses.

✅ Joanne Gan, Impact Investor at PayPal. Joanne is Head of Impact Investing & ESG, Treasury at PayPal where she oversees its investment commitments to advance racial and gender equity.

This will be Boston New Technology's very first event hosted on its new EKOS AI ecosystem, a milestone moment for both organizations that are mutually committed to fostering community, connection, and opportunities through people in innovation converging and collaborating.

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Speakers

  • Pauline Koelbl

    ShEquity

    Founder

  • Rasha Qamheyeh

    Event Horizon

    Founder

  • Tamara Abdel-Jaber

    Amam Ventures

    Partner

  • Bryony Cooper

    Arkley Brinc VC

    Managing Partner

  • Jacqui Bloom

    Startupbootcamp Australia

    Growth and Investment Director

  • Joanne Gan

    Impact Investor

    PayPal

Moderator

  • Victoria Yampolsky

    The Startup Station

    President

Organizers

  • Jason Kraus

    Startup Grind

    Chapter Director

  • Yevgeny Ioffe

    Mi-Si Electronics Design, Inc.

    Co-Director

  • Steve Vilkas

    Prepare 4 VC

    Community Builder

  • Christopher Dube

    Prepare 4 VC

    Community Builder