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2010 We Own It Summit Results and Goals Forward


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  • 1. 2010 Recap Materials 1. 2010-2011 Goals 2. 2021 Goals 3. Detailed Breakout Conversation Notes
  • 2.
    • Get the data
      • Patents filed with a woman.
      • High growth companies started by women.
      • Performance of companies started by women.
      • Research on impact social networking on women entrepreneurs
      • Measure performance of women investors.
      • Find the sweet spot (where business case meets women entrepreneurs).
    • PR – Get out the message
      • The diversity (inclusive, global) message.
      • The positive stories.
      • The opportunity of entrepreneurship.
      • The fun and profit of being an investor.
    • Connect us!
    Goals: June 2010 – June 2011
  • 3.
    • Move on the data
      • Increase number of women investors.
      • Increase number of women high growth entrepreneurs.
      • Increase likelihood of success of business (growth stage)
      • Get more women on public and private boards.
    Goals: June 2010 – June 2020
  • 4. Second Annual We Own It Summit Tuesday, 7 June 2011 London, England
  • 5. Detailed Report-Out slides from Panel and Workshop Sessions
  • 6.
    • Goal: Double the number of women who secure venture funding.
    • Goal: Increase the number of women who start high-growth companies.
      • Increase number of women investors via educational program for women potential angels (focus on schools)
      • PR campaign to share successes
      • Increase the selling skill set in the movement.
    Panel & Workshop 1: The Funded
  • 7.
    • Goal: Build strategic links in and value of social networks in all stages of the entrepreneur’s lifecycle:
    • Increase our “leadership value” in networks. Be the one who tells the story.
    • Strengthen the networks of people at We Own It.
    • Be known as an expert outside of your world.
    Panel & Workshop 2: The Power of Networks
  • 8.
    • Goal: Get the message out that diversity is required for innovation.
    • Build and maintain a centralized database
      • Studies and data re innovation and diversity
      • Awards
    • Build the brand on women-led companies internationally
      • Popular television show about successful women entrepreneurs.
      • Diversity as topic at conferences (not just at We Own It, ie World Economic Forum).
      • Increase visibility through business media
    Panel & Workshop 3: Diversity as Strategy Message
  • 9.
    • Goal: Increase the number, visibility and impact of women entrepreneurs and investors (VCs, Angels, strategic investors)
    • Change nature of VC industry to be inclusive of women and minorities, more geographically broad-based, more oriented towards women dominated sectors (e.g. nontechnology and services).
    • Create a supportive environment for company growth, not only for start-up stage
    • Enhance communication and networking opportunities and instruments
    • Create incentives for women to become entrepreneurs at any life stage
    Panel & Workshop 4: Eliminating the Hurdles
  • 10.
    • Goal: Improve qualified women’s access to capital
    • Improve visibility of investors
    • Increase the numbers
    • Match investors with investees
    • Leverage existing federal programs
    Panel & Workshop 5: Women as Investors
  • 11.
    • Goal: Women to be the preferred employer and entrepreneurship to be the #1 career path.
    • PR initiative (blogging, salons, Op Eds)
    • Activate and grow the networks
      • Finding mentors (tools, programs)
      • Being a good mentee or mentor
    Panel & Workshop 6: The Power of the Network
  • 12.
    • Goal: Increase the number of women commercializing technologies in labs and increase the number of women scientific entrepreneurs.
    • Get the benchmark data for women commercializing and number of women scientific entrepreneurs
    • Commercialization Education Programs (full pipeline) focused on women scientists and engineers.
    • Build scientist entrepreneur mentor programs at both the founder level and at scale.
    • Build out a women scientist business plan competition (national)
    • Recruit scientist entrepreneurs out of the lab.
      • Create database of who, where
      • Profile them
      • Link to appropriate educational entrepreneur programs
    Panel & Workshop 7: Technology Commercialization
  • 13.
    • Goal: Increase women entrepreneur’s understanding of sources of capital
    • Build clearinghouse of entrepreneurship business resources
    • Educate people on their biases
    • Educate ways to find the “right” or “best” funding sources
    • Share business learning experiences with your children
    Panel & Workshop 8: Alternatives to Venture Capital
  • 14. Anchor Sponsor: Event Sponsors: Location Sponsor: Hosted By: We Own It Summit Sponsors | June 8, 2010