Women’s Startup Lab invites you to

WiSE24

Women’s International Showcase of Entrepreneurs

September 19, 2019

Location: Morrison & Foerster, Palo Alto
Local Event:  4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 
Global Pitch: 5:30 p.m. 

Join and Cheer as the 17th Cohort Takes the Global Stage

WiSE24 embodies the vision of Women’s Startup Lab and our Hito Philosophy (Hito means human in Japanese). Hitology, is people leaning on each other to elevate each other’s success. Join the movement and experience history in the making, because together, we are powerful.

We believe it’s time for women to rise and connect globally with opportunities and to impact the world through innovation and startups. This global experience celebrates how far we have come and recognizes how together we can accomplish so much more and create the opportunities & the change we want to see in the world.

Attend Your Local Event

Location: 
Morrison & Foerster
755 Page Mill Road 
Palo Alto California

All times below are in PDT:

4:00pm – Doors Open
4:30pm  – Advising Tables by Topic and Expert
5:30 pm – Live Pitch – Cheer As Women’s Startup Lab Accelerator Cohort 17 Takes The Global Stage!
6:00 pm – Track For Investors – Open Session To Meet With Startups
6:00pm – Track for Entrepreneurs – (Also Livecast) – Keynote -Marci Harris, Founder & CEO, POPVOX
6:30 pm – Networking 

 

Or

Watch Global Pitches Online

All times below are in PDT:

11:30 am Welcome to WiSE24 Introduction of Women’s Startup Lab
12:00 pm Brazil/São Paulo Pitch 
12:30 pm Canada/Montréal Pitch
1:00 pm Featured Silicon Valley Speaker: Bill Reichert, “7 Critical Elements”
1:30 pm US/Idaho/Boise Pitch
2:00 pm Canada/Toronto Pitch
2:30pm US/Florida/Blockchain Fintech Pitch
3:00pm US/New York Pitch
BREAK (3:30-5:00pm PST)
5:00 pm Featured: Ari Horie, Founder & CEO, Women’s Startup Lab, “Next Wave of Innovation”
5:30 pm Featured: WSLab’s Accelerator 17th Batch’s Pitch
6:00 pm Featured WSLab Keynote Speaker: Marci Harris, CEO of POPVOX
“How to Strategize for Your Early Fundraising”
6:30 pm Japan/Tokyo Pitch
7:00 pm Korea/Seoul Pitch
7:30 pm Taiwan/Taipei Pitch

Keynote Speakers

Ari Horie

Founder and CEO, Women's Startup Lab
“Next Wave of Innovation”

Ari Horie

Internationally recognized for her passion, results and public speaking prowess, Ari is working tirelessly to change the landscape of Silicon Valley by creating opportunities for female start up founders to accelerate their path to success and funding.
Profile or Bio

Marci Harris

CEO and Co-founder, POPVOX
“How to Strategize for Your Early Fundraising”

Marci Harris

Successful civil tech startup founder, with funding by Reid Hoffman and other notable investors. Marci has deep insights into how fundraising works and powerful alternatives for startups to consider.
Profile or Bio

Bill Reichert

Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
“7 Critical Factors For Obtaining Venture Financing”

Bill Reichert

I love to work with great entrepreneurs to build great companies. Specialties: Seed stage and early stage emerging technology companies across information technology, energy tech, materials science, edtech, and fintech, among other sectors.
Profile or Bio

Advising Tables - Topics and Advisors
4:30-5:30

Andie Rhyins

AGrowth Strategist, Angel Investor
Table 1: Strategize your Marketing & Media

Andie Rhyins

Former Tech Crunch Editor; current marketing guru. Results-oriented marketing & media industry leader with expertise in driving revenue, and creating successful growth and monetization strategies.
Profile or Bio

Bill Reichert

Managing Director, Garage Technology Ventures
Table 2: Investor Negotiation

Bill Reichert

I love to work with great entrepreneurs to build great companies. Specialties: Seed stage and early stage emerging technology companies across information technology, energy tech, materials science, edtech, and fintech, among other sectors.
Profile or Bio

Donna Griffit

Corporate Storyteller and Pitch Alchemist for Start Ups
Table 3: Get Your Story Straight

Donna Griffit

Give me your numbers, your facts, your figures, your bits and bytes and I will put them all through my magic filter and spin them into a golden story.
Profile or Bio

Farzad Ehsani

Chief Yahoo at Ellipsis Health
Table 4: CEO’s Strategy to Build Team & Product

Farzad Ehsani

Successful serial entrepreneur and investor. Specialties: Data science, machine learning, deep learning, AI, machine vision, speech recognition, natural language processing, big data, statistical analysis, data visualization, product strategy & development, predictive modeling, people management, team building, mentoring.
Profile or Bio

WiSE24 and WSLab Emcees

Kristin Hayden

Co-CEO at ReflectUS / Chief Partnership Officer at IGNITE

Kristin Hayden

Social Entrepreneur, Movement Builder, Public Speaker, Visionary, Ashoka Fellow, Wellbeing Ambassador, Investor in Youth, Women & Changemakers.
Profile or Bio

Elea Carey

Advisor to young companies and their founders

Elea Carey

I work with founders, CEOs, and startup teams in the vast realm of how we relate to one another and do our best work.
Profile or Bio

Register & Be WiSE

Hito Philosophy

This is a character, two people leaning on each other, and it means “human” in Japanese.  

We seek innovation and transformation of the world through Hito.  It is a cultural shift, with wisdom of togetherness.

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