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Women-Led Startups Show Their Might To Investors In Live Global Broadcast Set For Sept. 19

SILICON VALLEY — Women’s Startup Lab will be hosting their first-ever Women’s International Showcase of Entrepreneurs (WiSE24), an innovative showcase for female entrepreneurs around the world. This dynamic experience, titled “Rise Locally, Empower Globally,” enables investors to discover innovative, women-led startups by watching the pitch session live online.

Women will gain exposure to a global audience and connect to other like-minded female entrepreneurs to explore new market opportunities. In addition, the event will offer an opportunity for government, incubators and universities to showcase their innovations and promote their unique expertise.

“It’s about innovation. Providing global exposure for rising start-ups from each region inspires the next wave of innovation and catalyzes change,” said Ari Horie, the Founder of the Women’s Startup Lab. “Half of the population’s venture ideas are not getting funded. This is like doing business with only one eye open.”

Less than 3 percent of institutional funds go to women-led startups even though women control 80 percent of purchasing power in the USA. This offers investors an untapped opportunity to explore the overlooked ideas, industries and markets.  Women will rally together in ten locations, with each location allotted thirty minutes on the global stage. More than 1,000 investors are expected to be in attendance. 

Tech startups are expected from cities such as São Paolo, Toronto, Montreal, Miami, Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul and more will be in attendance. 

WiSE24 will be available online 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (PST), starting in Europe and ending in Asia. Interested investors can visit www.womenstartuplab.com/watchonline/. Regions that are interested in showcasing their local startups or sponsoring entrepreneurs through Women’s Startup Lab’s WiSE24 event, can find more information at www.womenstartuplab.com/wise24/.


About the author

Natasha Zena

Around age eight Natasha Zena was told it was a woman’s job to take care of the home and since then she has built a career out of telling women they can do whatever the hell they want to do. She is the co-founder of Lioness, the go-to news source for everything female entrepreneur. Natasha was recognized as an emerging leader in digital media by The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists. She has mentored women entrepreneurs and moderated panels at a number of national accelerators, Startup Weekends and conferences such as The Lean Startup Conference, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, Women Empower Expo and Smart Cities Connect. Natasha is also the author of the popular whitepaper, "How To Close The Gender Gap In Startup Land By 2021." In her spare time, she writes short fiction and hangs out with her son, Shaun.

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