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New Meetup: The NextWomen Pitch Competition & Networking Evening

From: Joana P.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 2:42 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The NextWomen (London)!

What: The NextWomen Pitch Competition & Networking Evening

When: Monday, April 26,[masked]:00 PM

Price: GBP39.00 per person

Loyens&Loeff Law offices
26 Throgmorton St EC2N 2

The NextWomen Pitch Competition & Networking Evening - 26 April, 2010

Winner Prize: Astia Programme Enrollment and Fees of ?1,500

The NextWomen invite you to an event in which you can meet, interact and learn from experienced men and women that know all about funding for both start-ups and growing businesses. Spend an evening in the intimate setting of the Loyens & Loeff Law Firm offices gaining insight into how to raise the financial capital you need, whilst networking with fellow entrepreneurs over prosecco, wine and sushi.

Practice your Pitch, and Win a Seat in the Astia Doing it Right Programme in London

The NextWomen offer the exclusive opportunity to 6 women to try out their funding pitches before a Panel of Experts and Investors. It is a unique chance to profit from these experts? insights, and to receive feedback and suggestions on your funding pitch before you throw yourselves in front of the lions.
The winning pitch will have a seat guaranteed at the Astia Doing it Right Program in London on May 4-7.

Date: April[masked], from 6.00 to 9.30pm
Location: Loyens & Loeff in the City (near Bank)
The Agenda:
6.00 to 6.30 - Welcome Drinks & Networking
6.30 to 6.50 - Keynote: "How I Got Funding", by Virginia Raemy founder of Talentpuzzle
6.50 to 7.10 - Investor Keynote
7.10 to 7.30 - Networking over Drinks and Sushi
7.30 to 8.15 - Start-up Competition: 6 pitches of 5 min each
8.15 to 8.30 - Networking over Drinks and Sushi
8.30 to 8.45 - Astia Doing it Right Program Overview
8.45 to 9.00 - Start-up Competition Debrief and Winner, by the Panel
9.00 to 9.30 - Closing and Networking over Drinks

The Judging Panel:
Inma Martinez - Stradbroke Advisers
Andrew Nutter - Balderton Capital
Tracy Scribner - MMC Ventures
Simone Brummelhuis - Astia Board and CEO of The NextWomen

Attendee Early Bird (Before April 15th) - ?39.00
Attendee Late Ticket (After April 15th) - ?49.00
Pitching Workshop & Competition - ?75,00 (requires that you purchase an attendee ticket prior to submitting your executive summary, the remaining amount will only be charged if you are selected)

If you want to pitch your business, you must purchase a normal ticket and send us an executive summary or high-level pitch for your start-up. The 6 best start-up applications will be invited to join the afternoon workshop, from 3 to 5pm, and pitch to our panel of investors in the evening. The ?35 difference for the pitching tickets will only be charged if you are selected, directly by The NextWomen.

Simone Brummelhuis (simone[at] or [masked])
Joana Picq (jo[at] or [masked])

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