It takes courage to start a business. It takes courage to leave a good paying, high status job to start a business or to spend more time with your family. You’ve got to be brave to raise money, to hire and fire people, to know when to let go, to know when to rev up. Women have always been brave within the societal roles set up for them; some women were bold enough to escape those boundaries. Today, we have more choices than any other time in history. And so, it takes even more courage to make the choices that are right for you.
The goal of the WE Festival is: to sow the seeds for a community of women entrepreneurs, to expose women who have not yet taken the entrepreneurial leap, the pre-entrepreneurs, to women who have. No one person flew the Spaceship Enterprise, it took a team. At the WE Festival you will find not only a team of extraordinary panelists, but you will meet a whole village of women all aiming to explore the frontier.
No matter what stage your business is in—just starting, recently launched, ready to scale– this year’s Festival is designed for you. There’s nothing more important to an entrepreneur than good information, sound advice, a supportive and generous community of peers, and great conversation. We focus on nuts and bolts: what you need to know to make your business a success from people who’ve been where you are now. And we give you time and space to meet and get to know each other.
Come ready to work! Attendance is limited to 250 participants. Find the application here (http://itp.nyu.edu/we/2014/apply-to-attend/). You will be notified if you have been accepted within a week of applying.
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