San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
In partnership with Banducci Consulting, Portfolia & GoldenSeeds
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL NOT TAKE PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19 BUT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE. SIGN UP FOR A FREE TICKET TO BE NOTIFIED ABOUT THE NEW DATE.
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Time: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
2:30pm-3:30pm Panel Discussion by Women’s Startup Lab
3:30pm-4:30pm Workshop presented by Bonita Banducci
Venue: Santa Clara University
Location: 10min drive from Global Innovation Summit Conference Site
Santa Clara University, Manresa Learning Center
475 El Camino Real | Santa Clara, California 95053 | 650-529-9336
(Free parking behind 475 El Camino Real)
Cost: $50 per person | $35 Women’s Startup Lab community | Free for SCU students/faculty/stafff
Innovate with Women & Realize Higher ROI
Also Titled: Create Innovation Labs with Women in Mind & Realize Higher ROI
Women’s Startup Lab is proud to partner with Global Innovation Summit (Global Conference to create innovative ecosystem in the world, visitors around the world) + Week Events to provide an interactive and thought-provoking workshop and panel discussion on creating innovative environments to generate new ideas and maximize ROI by attracting and retaining women leaders.
Banducci Consulting, Portfolia, Golden Seeds
Women’s Startup Lab will bring Silicon Valley’s powerhouse women founders and leaders to share their model of program design that has resulted in the successful creation and incubation of female-led startups, producing thriving ecosystems of women business leaders. www.womenstartuplab.com
Bonita Banducci, Professor of Gender Research & Engineering, School of Engineering Graduate Program at Santa Clara University, will share her research and insights in the area of gender competence, focusing on leveraging the strengths of women and men in the design of innovative environments for business growth.
Trish Costello, CEO & founder of Portfolia, is an entrepreneur with corporate, non-profit and academic experience. She is recognized internationally for her pioneering work in educating and preparing venture capital investment partners, through the prestigious Kauffman Fellows Program. Portfolia lets you discover and interact with new companies and entrepreneurs and invest in these innovative and growing companies - individually or with colleagues, friends and mentors. www.portfolia.com
brings over 30 years of experience building products, services, and profitable business units in high technology sectors. Since 2001, Gwen has been working in advisory capacities with angel and venture backed companies. Gwen is a also www.goldenseeds.comGolden Seeds is a group of investors, seeking and funding high-potential, women-led businesses. Since 2005 Golden Seeds members, along with its venture funds, have invested over $60M in more than 60 exciting women-led companies.
Monique Giggy, co-founder & President of Swing by Swing Golf, is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully built companies, managed turn-arounds, hired and managed high performing teams and served as a startup advisor. She is known for her expertise in product conception, business model development, lean startup methods, customer acquisition and developing operational efficiencies and processes.
Rika Nakazawa, VP Global Business Development at NEO, has worked all around the world in both large scale enterprises including Accenture, NVIDIA, Sony, and American Express, as well as within startup ventures including china.com and Live Gamer. Today, she is on the advisory board for 3 Silicon Valley startups. Throughout her roles, Rika has been at the heart of where technology, content and commerce intersect. Rika is also avidly involved advancing the agenda around women in tech leadership.
As leaders in this area, it is our objective to create a powerful business ecosystem designed to empower both women and men to value each other’s abilities by understanding gender differences as complementary leadership competencies, learning to adapt and adopt, and build a healthy innovative environment to encourage and retain talented women entrepreneurs for maximum impact, high-growth and sustainability. Ultimately, this will have a positive impact on business growth and deliver maximum returns for all companies.
Hear what successful Silicon Valley female founders have to say about their experiences in making it work, and how Women’s Startup Lab’s programs, specifically designed for women, have helped them build their ecosystems to drive maximum value and build high-growth businesses.
Most importantly, how YOU can create a vibrant and high-growth ecosystem that fosters innovation and creativity equally by incorporating womens’ creative minds and talents. Learn how you can attract, retain, and foster women innovators along with men and create the optimal environment for businesses to thrive.
2:30 – 3:30pm Panel Discussion & Case Study by Women’s Startup Lab
The panel discussion will feature successful women entrepreneurs from Women's Startup Lab. They will share how they have created their ecosystems to increase market impact and maximize success for their businesses. Highlighting Women’s Startup Lab’s unique program that fosters leadership development in women while simultaneously giving them practical guidance on how to build their businesses, panelists will demonstrate the success of an initiative that leverages the capacity of both women and men for maximum business gain. Also participating in the discussion are representatives from Portfolia and Golden Seeds, talking about some of the other critical components, including financial support & sourcing funding.
Ari Horie, Founder of Women's Startup Lab
Trish Costello, Founder of Portfolia, former founder of Kauffman Fellow Foundation
Gwen Edwards, Golden Seeds
Monique Giggy, WSLab's Alum Founder, President of Swing by Swing
Moderated by: Rika Nakazawa, VP of Strategy, NEO
3:30 – 4:30pm Workshop by Bonita Banducci
This interactive workshop will address the differences found in both gender and cultures. It will introduce understanding and skills to “turn around” perceptions of “she’s not ready yet,” gender-linked miscommunication, and other misunderstandings to get the value of working with gender differences as competencies--and the value of utilizing “Relational” competencies along with traditional competencies. Participants will develop new language and lens to recognize and articulate what is unique about relational competencies - that have often been invisible to men and thought of by women as “common sense” - to create an ecosystem to maximize productivity and innovation.
- Acknowledging and understanding differences as competencies
- Develop skills to adapt and adopt, to utilize the strength of different competencies working together
- Reframe lack of competency such as “risk averse” to “calculated risk-taker” different from traditional “risk-taker”
- Real-world stories of how women entrepreneurs have successfully built their ecosystems to drive their business forward and achieve quantifiable business growth
- Learn how creating a program focused on the development of women entrepreneurs as leaders can pay dividends for both the business-owner and the business community as a whole
About Women’s Startup Lab
Through collaboration and innovation, we unleash the power of women to become world-class leaders. Women's Startup Lab is thrilled to offer critical training to startup founders through our 90-day Founder's Circle and our Innovation Lab business essentials training. Our members also enjoy speaker events with the best minds in the Valley, deep networking, social events and more.
About Bonita Banducci
Bonita Banducci teaches Gender and Engineering for Santa Clara University’s School of Engineering Graduate Program Core Curriculum, Engineering and Society. She is Gender Specialist for the Institute for Women's Leadership's Women Leading Change Program and for Mentornet, providing professional mentors to women and underrepresented minorities in Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) majors in universities throughout the US.
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We are thrilled to have the Women’s Startup Lab come to Draper University of Heroes, so our students can be inspired by successful and aspiring female entrepreneurs.
– Tim Draper, Draper Fisher Jurvetson
I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the enthusiastic group of women. This is the closest I have seen to a true grass-roots organization. I have attended many women’s networking groups over the years, and yours is very unique in that it has a true vibe of collaboration and support, and the women are very impressive, each and every one of them.
–Efrat Kasznik, President, Foresight Valuation Group
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