Launch Your Start-up: An Entrepreneur Development Seminar
Women in Technology (WIT)
"Launch Your Start-up: An Entrepreneur Development Seminar"
Thursday, February 28
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join the WIT Women Business Owners Special Interest Group (WBO SIG) and Young Professionals Special Interest Group (YP SIG) for an evening of designing your start-up idea and entrepreneurial networking. During this interactive and dynamic seminar, you will be guided through the A, B, C’s of how to launch your start-up idea. As an important piece of your entrepreneurial journey, you will identify your value proposition, leverage your network to create your (MVP) minimal Viable Product and walk away with a strategy for launch.
This session will provide a jump start on putting clarity around your vision and goals through an interactive Q & A with leaders in the field of start-ups at the esteemed American University’s Center for Innovation, a start-up incubator. Each attendee will leave the session with a plan of action for their emerging idea.
American University Center for Innovation
Don Myers Technology & Innovation Building, Rooms 219-221
3501 Nebraska Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Meet Your Speakers
You will have a one-on-one opportunity to work with these distinguished speakers:
• Tina Gantz is CEO and founder of Global Franchise Associates, a boutique franchise brokerage and consulting firm that teaches people how to buy and sell franchises. Tina is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years of diverse business experience in Fortune 500s, non-profits and the small business community.
• Robin McDougal, CEO of e-GLAM, Inc. a technology accessories company and the 2017-2019 Chair of Women Business Owner, a Special Interest Group of Women in Technology. After starting a business with pocket change and a dream, she has learned first-hand that there is a difference between running a small business and steering a thriving enterprise.
• Siri Terjesen, PHD and Director of American University's Center for Innovation.Dr. Siri Terjesen is Dean's Research Fellow in Entrepreneurship at American University’s Kogod School of Business and Director of the AU Center for Innovation. Her research on entrepreneurship, corporate governance, and strategy has been published in leading journals such as Academy of Management Review, Journal of Management, and more.
• Swathi Young is the founder of TechNotch Solutions, a product management, and technology strategy consulting company. In her 15+ years of technology experience, she has led 100+ projects globally - Belgium, India and the United States for companies like Amtrak, GE, Oracle and SunGard. She helped launched web, mobile and SaaS applications that brought in revenue of over $300 million.
$25 WIT Members
$35 Non Members
Young Professionals WIT Members - 35 yrs and under (Free with code)
Young Professionals non-WIT members - 35 yrs and under ($5.00 with ID)
Students free with school ID
Note: Anyone registering from the WNG community will get a special discount (only pay $10) when registering with the code: YPSIG22819