Nov
8
9:00 AM09:00

Founders + Funders

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SheWorx is thrilled to announce a partnership with Seneca VC and Women 2.0 on the Founders + Funders Summit, a one-day conference in New York on November 8th, 2019 that dives into the world of startups, fundraising, and investing for female and other underrepresented founders. Whether you’re a founder looking to raise capital or an up-and-coming investor looking for high-quality deal flow, you’ll want to attend and learn how to navigate an ecosystem traditionally inaccessible to women and other underrepresented groups. We welcome all women, non-binary people, and allies at the event. 

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Live Fundraising Office Hours with Wendy Heilbut
Sep
19
2:00 PM14:00

Live Fundraising Office Hours with Wendy Heilbut

Join SheWorx Founder Lisa Wang and Wendy Heilbut, an angel investor and founder of the New York Office of Jayaram Law, for an interactive live office hours session, brought to you by WomanMade, a PepsiCo initiative.

Topic: Understanding Essential Fundraising Negotiations & Legal Terms

You'll Learn:
- What are the different legal terms you should be aware of when fundraising from VCs vs. Angel Investors?
- How and when should you negotiate with investors?
- How do you build a relationship with potential angel investors and angel groups?

 

Tune in bi-weekly for this series and join the WomanMade Community for more helpful content from Lisa, PepsiCo experts, and much more! 

About Wendy Heilbut

Wendy Heilbut is a lawyer and angel investor. She’s the founder of the New York office of Jayaram Law, Inc., where she focuses her practice on advising high-growth companies on intellectual property, corporate, fundraising, and structural matters. While taking a hiatus from practicing law in 2010 she helped launch and run a startup herself. She is passionate about promoting female founders, so she guides many through their challenging early development. Wendy is also a mother and loves gardening, creative solutions, and family time.

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SheWorx NYC Breakfast Roundtable: Lauren Maillian, Founder & CEO LMB Group
Sep
4
9:00 AM09:00

SheWorx NYC Breakfast Roundtable: Lauren Maillian, Founder & CEO LMB Group

Description

At this SheWorx Breakfast, we sit down with Lauren Maillian, Founder & CEO of LMB Group and Co-star with Randi Zuckerberg of "Quit Your Day Job" on Oxygen. We will discuss how to build your brand (both personal and company) identity, influence and notoriety to more authentically connect with your followers / consumers.

About The Mentor:

Lauren Maillian is the Founder and CEO of LMB Group, a strategic marketing and brand advisory company; she recently served as the Chief Strategy Officer of Province Brands, an innovative luxury cannabis beverage company disrupting the adult use category. In her role at Province Brands, Lauren advised the Founder and CEO on critical decisions and worked closely with the executive team to provide strategic counsel on business and brand development for meaningful impact and ROI. She brought a multitude of insights and experiences to the company from her diverse career, which has spanned the beverage, consumer brand, marketing, tech and venture capital industries. Previously, Lauren was Founding Partner at Gen Y Capital Partners, an early stage venture firm focused on investments in consumer-facing technology enabled companies; and is the author of the instant bestselling business memoir, The Path Redefined: Getting To the Top On Your Own Terms. Lauren’s passion for innovation through-entrepreneurship and her unique ability to story-tell, brought her talents as an expert onto television as the Master Marketer and co-star of the startup focused docu-series, Quit Your Day Job, on Oxygen (NBCU). At age 19, Lauren cofounded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally recognized award-winning wine brand, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of the company from inception through the brand’s acquisition in 2011.

Schedule

  • 9-9:45 Guided Mentor Discussion

  • 9:45-10:15 Open Q&A

  • 10:15-10:30 Networking and Connecting

Seats are limited. SheWorx is the leading global community of ambitious female entrepreneurs. Follow @sheworx on Twitter or Instagram.

About: Betaworks Studiosa new drop-in member space for builders from different backgrounds. Created and curated by betaworks, it is a space where builders can discover one another, meet, learn and experiment. Located in New York’s Meatpacking District it is the perfect clubhouse for people working in Technology, Media and Culture. For more info or to apply for membership, visit betaworks-studios.com

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Aug
7
9:00 AM09:00

SheWorx NYC Breakfast Roundtable: Meredith Finn, Partner, March Capital

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At this SheWorx Breakfast, we sit down with Meredith Finn, Partner of March Capital, a tech investing firm that is backing the next generation of bold enterprise and consumer technology companies. Some of the questions we hope to address are: How do you focus on fundraising metrics that matter? What are best practices for pitching realistic yet ambitious revenue projections? How do you create operational processes that scale? As an investor & operator, what kinds of companies are most interesting to you now?

About The Mentor:

Meredith brings investing, finance and operating experience across enterprise and consumer technology companies to March Capital Partners. She was most recently a Vice President at Salesforce where she helped lead over 45 investments on behalf of Salesforce Ventures in companies such as Twilio, Stripe, Pendo, Cogito, Pymetrics, Ellevest, Fluxx, and Guild Education.

Prior to her time at Salesforce, Meredith worked in finance and operating roles at Google and Twitter. She began her career in investment banking helping to advise technology, telecom and media companies at both Citi and Evercore Partners.

Meredith graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Economics and received an MBA from Columbia Business School with Dean’s Honors.

Meredith currently serves on the Operating Board of Pursuit, a non-profit organization dedicated to retraining adults with the most need and potential to get their first jobs in technology. She is a passionate and active supporter of the female entrepreneur and investor communities. She has served as a Co-Chair for the Rise of the Female Entrepreneur at The Montgomery Summit, launched Navigate – the first-ever women in enterprise technology summit in NY, and is an active Pod Leader for Parity Partners.

Originally from New York, Meredith enjoys spending her free time hiking with her dog Brady and skiing wherever there is fresh powder.

Schedule

  • 9-9:45 Guided Mentor Discussion

  • 9:45-10:15 Open Q&A

  • 10:15-10:30 Networking and Connecting

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Jul
25
11:00 AM11:00

Live Fundraising Office Hours with Republic

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Join SheWorx Founder and CEO Lisa Wang and Bianca Cabán, Head of Partnerships at Republic and Managing Director of SheWorx, for an interactive live office hours session brought to you by WomanMade, a PepsiCo initiative.

You'll Learn

- What kinds of investors invest via equity crowdfunding?
- Why do women entrepreneurs outperform men in crowdfunding?
- What are the typical terms of investment?
- What types of companies are appropriate for equity crowdfunding
- How do I get started with my equity crowdfunding campaign? How do I ensure success?

Tune in bi-weekly for this series and join the WomanMade Community for more helpful content from Lisa, PepsiCo experts, and much more!

About Bianca Cabán

Bianca Caban is Head of Partnerships at Republic and Managing Director of SheWorx, a 20,000+ global female founder community and events business owned by Republic. Republic is a fundraising platform for startups and blockchain projects. Before Republic and SheWorx, she worked on Wall Street, including at Credit Suisse, BlackRock, and Atlas Merchant Capital, where she conducted business in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Bianca also established a consultancy, Taino Capital, where she worked with clients on fund formation and strategy, and launched a nonprofit accelerator for female entrepreneurs called AccessLatina. She is on the Advisory Board of Lilu, an innovative female-led hardware startup, and an alum of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers and Milken Institute Young Leaders Circle. Bianca earned an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Harvard College.

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Jul
24
9:00 AM09:00

SheWorx SF Breakfast Roundtable: Stephanie Palmeri, Partner, Uncork Capital

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At this SheWorx Breakfast, we sit down with Stephanie Palmeri, Partner of Uncork Capital, one of the most prominent early stage VCs in Silicon Valley. Some of the questions we hope to address are: What are the biggest mistakes founders make when growing from just founders to building a team? What are best practices for pitching realistic yet ambitious revenue projections? How do you create operational processes that scale? As an investor & operator, what kinds of companies are most interesting to you now?

About The Mentor:

Stephanie Palmeri is a partner with Uncork Capital, where she invests in seed stage companies that empower individuals, families, businesses, and communities. She is drawn to passionate community builders and businesses with natural network effects. 

Stephanie has led over 25 investments at Uncork in Consumer, Marketplaces, SaaS, Health, and Hardware, including Poshmark, ClassDojo, Clever, Fatherly, Merlin, Panorama Education, Pared, Phil, Survata, Wonderschool, Xstream Trucking, and Carrot Fertility. She previously served on the boards of Chariot (acquired by Ford), Niche (acquired by Twitter), and Spoon University (acquired by Discovery).

Prior to joining Uncork Capital in 2011, Stephanie’s decade working in NYC spanned technology, marketing, and startups. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, where she is now a Lang Fund Board Member, and graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University with joint BS degrees in Marketing and Management Information Systems. Stephanie is a founding member of All Raise.

Schedule

  • 9-9:45 Guided Mentor Discussion

  • 9:45-10:15 Open Q&A

  • 10:15-10:30 Networking and Connecting

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Jul
11
2:00 PM14:00

LIVE Office Hours with SheWorx Founder Lisa Wang & TRAILMIX VENTURE


Join SheWorx Founder and CEO Lisa Wang and MARINA HADJIPATERAS Partner of Trailmix Ventures, for an interactive live office hours session brought to you by WomanMade, a PepsiCo initiative. 

You'll learn: 

- How do you make a great first impression on an investors?
- What questions should you expect to be asked in the meeting?
- What materials should you have prepared?
- How do you create "FOMO" to get investors to make a decision more quickly?

 Tune in bi-weekly for this series and join the WomanMade Community for more helpful content from Lisa, PepsiCo experts, and much more!   

About Lisa Wang
Lisa Wang is a former US National Champion and Hall of Fame gymnast turned serial entrepreneur. She is the Founder of SheWorx, the leading global platform empowering 20,000+ women to build and scale successful companies through access to top mentors and investors. Lisa is a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018 in Venture Capital and CIO Magazine's Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017 and 2018. She is a writer for Forbesfocused on driving gender parity in entrepreneurship. Lisa is a motivational keynote speaker headlining conferences including Mobile World Congress, World Entrepreneur Forum, Chief Innovation Officer Summit, and more. She is the Executive Producer and host of the 5-Star Enoughness podcast. Lisa is a graduate of Yale University.

About Marina Hadjipateras

Marina Hadjipateras is a Co-founding partner at TrailMix Ventures. Prior to founding the firm, she was a VP of Investor Relations for Dorian LPG, Marina Hadjipateras was a key figure in taking her family's 200-year old shipping company public in 2014 (NYSE: LPG, mkt. cap: $560M). She restructured Dorian and oversaw talent, PR and IR, accepting the Tanker Company of the Year award. Marina currently serves as vice chair of the INTERTANKO Environmental Committee, and is a board member of the North American Marine EPA.

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Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

Free LIVE Fundraising Master Class (Webinar)

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How to Stand Out in Investor Meetings: 
Learn How to Confidently Pitch Your Vision & Financials (Even as a Pre-Revenue Startup)

Hosted by SheWorx Founder & CEO, Lisa Wang

What you'll learn in this event...

  • How to completely shift the power dynamic (in your favor) at an investor meeting by transforming your mindset into one of confidence and power vs. fear and scarcity

  • How to speak confidently about your financial projections. Use Lisa’s MARKIT Method to show any investor your path to $100M even if you’re a pre-revenue company.

  • How to create a concise and powerful 15 second pitch: Learn how to apply the 15 second #FutureFrame script that's even more efficient than the 1-minute elevator pitch to effectively convey the size of your company's impact.

  • How to effectively respond to sexist investor questions Apply the “Yes And You” (or #YAYMethod) for responding to sexist questions in any investor meeting

  • ... And More. Gain actonable tools that you can apply immediately to your fundraising journey #FastTrackFundraise


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Apr
4
3:00 PM15:00

Free LIVE Fundraising Master Class (Webinar)

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How to Stand Out in Investor Meetings: 
Learn How to Confidently Pitch Your Vision & Financials (Even as a Pre-Revenue Startup)

Hosted by SheWorx Founder & CEO, Lisa Wang

What you'll learn in this event...

  • How to completely shift the power dynamic (in your favor) at an investor meeting by transforming your mindset into one of confidence and power vs. fear and scarcity

  • How to speak confidently about your financial projections. Use Lisa’s MARKIT Method to show any investor your path to $100M even if you’re a pre-revenue company.

  • How to create a concise and powerful 15 second pitch: Learn how to apply the 15 second #FutureFrame script that's even more efficient than the 1-minute elevator pitch to effectively convey the size of your company's impact.

  • How to effectively respond to sexist investor questions Apply the “Yes And You” (or #YAYMethod) for responding to sexist questions in any investor meeting

  • ... And More. Gain actonable tools that you can apply immediately to your fundraising journey #FastTrackFundraise


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The Future of Funding: Unlocking Family Office Capital
Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Future of Funding: Unlocking Family Office Capital

In this exclusive 1-1 interview, SheWorx Founder Lisa Wang talks to Arthur Bavelas, Founder of Bavelas Group Family Office and Family Office Insights, about the key to unlocking family office money and how it will shape the future of funding.

In the last decade, there has been a ten-fold increase in the number of family offices globally, and this trend is expected to continue. EY estimates that there are currently 10,000 single-family offices. Even more impressive is the sheer amount of wealth being managed by these firms, with latest estimates around $4 trillion.

  • What exactly is a family office?

  • How can you access them?

  • What are these investors looking for?


About the Speakers

Arthur Bavelas, Founder of Bavelas Group Family Office, Founder, Family Office Insights: As an entrepreneur, author, and family office investor, Arthur Bavelas is a pioneer in developing one of the first private opportunity peer review networks for investors within the family office community. He founded Family Office Insights in 1998 to provide meaningful access and engagement for active, socially conscious entrepreneurs and wealth managers. Mr. Bavelas draws upon his own experience founding, building and exiting a successful technology startup to evaluate opportunities spanning technology, market access, and impact investing. He frequently speaks about wealth preservation and legacy investing. His written work has been published in The Wall Street, Bloomberg, and Investment Advisor.

Lisa Wang is a US National Champion and Hall of Fame gymnast turned serial entrepreneur. She is the Founder of SheWorx, the leading global platform empowering 20,000+ women to build and scale successful companies through access to top mentors and investors. Lisa is a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018 in Venture Capital and CIO Magazine's Top 20 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017 and 2018. She is a writer for Forbes and Fortune focused on driving gender parity in entrepreneurship. Lisa is a motivational keynote speaker headlining conferences including Mobile World Congress, World Entrepreneur Forum, Chief Innovation Officer Summit, and more. She is the Executive Producer and host of the 5-Star Enoughness podcast. Lisa is a graduate of Yale University

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Feb
20
9:00 AM09:00

SheWorx NYC Breakfast with Amplifyher Ventures Partner, Meghan Cross Breeden

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At this SheWorx Breakfast, we sit down with Meghan Cross Breeden, Partner of Amplifyher Ventures, a VC fund that invests in exceptional female founders. We will discuss how to make data-driven decisions to scale brand and operations.

Their team's operating and investment experience will be of greatest value to founders in these three areas:

  • Identifiable brands with data-driven market opportunities and competitive logistics.

  • Tech-enabled innovations that yield greater efficiencies in consumer health, hospital infrastructure, and everyday living.

  • Groundbreaking platforms and tools that enhance the expression, distribution and monetization of information.

About The Mentor:

Meghan is a Partner at Amplifyher ventures, and a startup operator and investor who is passionate about the New York tech community. As the original Managing Partner of Red Bear Angels, she built the Cornell alumni angel network of 100+ accredited investors and led investments across 20+ companies including Lyft. Meghan received her venture training from Foundation Capital, Bowery Capital, and StarVest Partners. Prior to investing, she was an early Director at StyleCaster, Inc (acq. She Knows Media), a lifestyle publication that pioneered the convergence of media and technology. She was an early PR specialist for Skype and Foursquare. Meghan received her B.S. from Cornell University and M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.

Schedule

  • 9-9:45 Guided Mentor Discussion

  • 9:45-10:15 Open Q&A

  • 10:15-10:30 Networking and Connecting


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Feb
6
9:00 AM09:00

SheWorx NYC Breakfast with Trail Mix Ventures Partner, Marina Hadjipateras

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At this SheWorx Breakfast, we sit down with Marina Hadjipateras, Partner of Trailmix Ventures, a VC fund that invests in the future of living well. They invest in companies that:

  • focus on sustainable well-being

  • help both workers and entrepreneurs cultivate talent

  • help people design more fulfilling and ecstatic realities 

  • brands focused on consumers identifying with passions and purpose

About The Mentor:

Marina is a partner at Trail Mix Ventures. As VP of Investor Relations for Dorian LPG, Marina Hadjipateras was a key figure in taking her family's 200-year old shipping company public in 2014 (NYSE: LPG, mkt. cap: $560M). She restructured Dorian and oversaw talent, PR and IR, accepting the Tanker Company of the Year award. Marina serves as vice chair of the INTERTANKO Environmental Committee. In 2018 Marina received the NYOT Innovators and Disruptors award for venture capital.

Schedule

  • 9-9:45 Guided Mentor Discussion

  • 9:45-10:15 Open Q&A

  • 10:15-10:30 Networking and Connecting

Seats are limited. SheWorx is the leading global community of ambitious female entrepreneurs. Follow @sheworx on Twitter or Instagram.

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Jan
15
9:00 AM09:00

SheWorx NYC Breakfast with Laurel Touby, Partner, Supernode Ventures

At this SheWorx breakfast, we sit down with Laurel Touby, an American media mogul, and venture capital investor. She is best known as the founder of mediabistro.com, the journalism and publishing resource site that she sold to Jupitermedia in 2007 for $23 million.

Following the sale of Mediabistro, Laurel began a second career as a New York City based start-up Advisor and Investor focusing on the Media, Financial Technology and Emerging Technology industries. In January 2015, she set up her own investment fund, Flatiron Investors, representing New York based private investors. She now runs Supernode Ventures and is investing in visionary entrepreneurs.

Schedule

  • 9-9:45 Guided Mentor Discussion

  • 9:45-10:15 Open Q&A

  • 10:15-10:30 Networking and Connecting

Seats are limited. SheWorx is the leading global community of ambitious female entrepreneurs. Follow @sheworx on Twitter or Instagram.

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In partnership with Neuehouse, a private cultural and collaborative space for prominent creatives, artists and entrepreneurs. For more info or to apply for membership, visit neuehouse.com


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Nov
29
11:00 AM11:00

Redefining Angel Investing: How ANYONE Can Get Started Today

This webinar is brought to you by Republic and SheWorx. In this webinar, we’ll provide an overview of angel investing, including what makes a great angel investor, what to look for in the due diligence process, and detailed case studies and analysis of real-life startups. We’re excited for you to join us, and feel free to share with friends!

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Nov
28
9:00 AM09:00

SheWorx NYC Breakfast with Beth Ferriera, Partner, FirstMark Capital

At this SheWorx breakfast, we sit down with Beth Ferrira, Partner at First Mark Capital, one of the most prominent early stage VCs in NYC. Prior to FirstMark, Beth was the founder and Managing Partner at WME Ventures where she launched a $50M fund. Prior, Beth was Chief Operating Officer at Fab. Prior, Beth was VP, Operations and Finance at Etsy and played a pivotal role transforming the company into a lifestyle brand and profitable global e-commerce platform. Before Etsy, Beth was on the investment team at Flatiron Partners and has also held positions at BCG and UBS. We’ll Discuss:

  • How do you create operational processes that scale?

  • What are the biggest mistakes founders make when growing from just founders to building a team?

  • What are best practices for pitching realistic yet ambitious revenue projections?

  • As an investor & operator, what kinds of companies are most interesting to you now?

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Nov
14
9:00 AM09:00

SheWorx NYC Breakfast with Katie Hunt, Co-Founder, The Fund

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At this SheWorx breakfast, we sit down with Katie Hunt, Co-Founder and Investment Partner at The Fund, a first-of-its-kind early stage venture fund created and fueled by over 75 successful New York City founders & operators who care deeply about supporting the next generation of this city's entrepreneurs. We’ll discuss:

  • How do you create an authentic brand that the market will respond to?

  • What is MVB (minimum viable brand)? 

  • What are some actions a founder can take to build a competitive moat around their brand?

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