Impact Day

The Diana International Research Institute Impact Day is the first global convening of investors, accelerators, policy-makers, researchers, women entrepreneurs, and other disrupters who are dedicated to changing the landscape of financing women entrepreneurs. Join us at the culmination of the annual Diana International Research Conference to collectively explore practical solutions, develop best practices in acceleration and funding, and generate needed policy solutions to leverage one of the largest economic opportunities of our time.

We expect three outcomes:
1. A first time convening of partners in women-focused venture funds and accelerators/incubators to discuss best practices
2. Ideas in motion - connecting women entrepreneurs, researchers and investors around financing for women entrepreneurs
3. A report summarizing new models for financing women entrepreneurs

Program Schedule

7:30 - 8:30AM Registration
8:30 - 8:40AM Introduction/Welcome: Babson College President, Kerry Healey
8:40 - 9:00AM Opening Keynote: Why We Need New Models for Financing Women Entrepreneurs
9:15 - 10:15AM  Panel: New Models/Disruptions in Financing Women Entrepreneurs 
10:15 - 10:30AM  Break 
10:30 - 12:30PM  Session A: Connecting Research and Practice 
12:30 - 1:45PM   Lunch with Keynote Speaker: Richelieu “Rich” Dennis, CEO of Sundial Bands
1:45 - 3:15PM  Session B: Ideas in Motion - Collective Problem Solving
3:15 - 3:30PM  Break
3:30 - 3:35PM  Closing Summary - Linking Research, Practice, and Policy
3:35 - 4:00PM  Diana International Impact Day Awards
4:00 - 6:00PM  Reception

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