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Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership

The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL) at Babson College educates, inspires, and empowers women entrepreneurial leaders to reach their full potential to create economic and social value for themselves, their organizations, and society.

The Center does this through innovative education programs, events, and by supporting and widely disseminating research about the unique skills and experiences of women entrepreneurial leaders. Additionally, CWEL supports and advances gender equality as a growth strategy for individuals and for organizations of all sizes, everywhere in the world.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

  • Capital W: The Boston Women's Venture Capi...
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    <strong>Capital W<br /> Boston Women's Venture Capital Summit</strong><br /> May 6, 2016<br /> District Hall<br /> 75 Northern Ave, Boston<br /> 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Join the second annual Capital W Summit for a day of speakers, pitching, workshops and relationship-building to discuss the state of funding for women-led businesses in Boston.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> On the heels of last year's sold-out event--that garnered national attention and featured more than 250 attendees--this year&rsquo;s event will bring another day chock-full of expert speakers, dynamic networking and fierce female-led pitching. This year's program has also been expanded to include new health sciences and digital retail tracks, as well as a speed pitching session that allow female founders to spend one-on-one time with leading venture capitalists.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Sponsors for the event include <a href="http://www.babson.edu/cwel"><strong>Babson&rsquo;s Center for Women&rsquo;s Entrepreneurial Leadership (CWEL)</strong></a>, Bain Capital Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Gesmer Updegrove, Atlas Venture and Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WEBOS).<br /> <br /> <strong>&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.bwvs.org">Learn more about the event</a>&nbsp;</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>&gt;&gt; <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capital-w-the-boston-womens-venture-summit-tickets-20780159015">Purchase tickets to attend</a> &nbsp;</strong><br /> <br /> <strong>&gt;&gt; <a href="https://www.f6s.com/bostonwomensventuresummitcontest/apply">Apply to pitch your business to a panel of VCs</a>&nbsp;</strong><br /> (You should be actively fundraising and be at or beyond the prototype / beta stage.)<br /> <br /> Not sure you want to apply to pitch, but want some practice and feedback?&nbsp;<br /> <a href="https://www.f6s.com/bostonwomensventuresummitcontest/apply"><strong>&gt;&gt; Apply to join our speed pitching event</strong></a>, where you have 5 minutes to pitch to a VC and receive feedback. <br /> (You will be asked if you would like to speed pitch during the registration process.)&nbsp;<br /> <div>&nbsp;</div>
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