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Female Innovation Day, 14 December, Eindhoven

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The NextWomen invite you to the Female Innovation day with a pitching & networking afternoon with investors on December 14, 2012. Register via:

The Female Innovation Day aims to support women-led businesses prepare and practice their investment pitches with a real panel of investors. The event will give women founders (experienced or with little or no experience in fundraising) a first review of their business plan by experts and investors and initial practice of their pitch in a friendly environment, gaining first-hand insights and feedback from experienced investors from the judging panel.

10 women-led startups will follow a pitch-workshop to practice their pitch in the morning , and in the afternoon will present their pitch to a panel of investors and audience of guests.

Guests will be able to watch the pitches in the afternoon

2 Inspiring key-notes by an entrepreneur and an investor

The Pitch Events for Female Entrepreneurs are highly appreciated events organized since the start of The NextWomen end of 2008 at the request of our readers. It provides an excellent networking opportunity with the possibility to make lasting business connections. More than 100 female entrepreneurs have pitched through The Next Women.

"It was such an experience to participate in TheNextWomen! The feedback from the panel was invaluable, the people met most intriguing, and the whole experience exhilarating. Thank you for making the event such a blast! I truly enjoyed every minute of it, but can only imagine how much work it took to make it happen so smoothly."

For more information & registration go to:

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Agenda: (9.00-12.00 closed sessions for pitchpreneurs only)

9.00 Registration Pitch-preneurs

9.15 Welcome

9.20 Introduction The Next Women Pitch event by Simone Brummelhuis

9.30 -12.00 Workshop for Pitch-preneurs.


Agenda (12.30-18.00 open sessions: for all)

12.30-13.00 Registration, Networking, Arrival other Attendees, Speakers and Panel

13.00- 13:10 Introduction by Simone Brummelhuis - CEO The Next Women

13:10-13.30 Investor talks

13.30-13.45 Introduction Judging Panel & Investor Tips

13.45 - 15.00 Funding Pitches & Demo's by 5 companies

15.00 - 15.15 Networking Break

15.15 - 15.30 Entrepreneur talk

15.30 - 16.45 Funding Pitches & Demo's by 5 companies

16. 45 - 18.00 Winner announcement, Closing & Networking

If you want to attend this Event please respond asap via simone at thenextwomen dot com and register via eventbrite

If you want to present at this evening as an entrepreneur, please contact simone at thenextwomen dot com and register via eventbrite

You will need to submit your power point with your presentation slides 4 days prior to the event.


The Pitch Events are being supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (EL&I) of The Netherlands.


Jaqueline Zuidweg - Business Woman of the Year 2012
Anthony Hoogeveen - Informal Investor
Henny van der Pluijm - author,
Sacha Engels -Founder Engels & Partners, Independent Consultant SME
Heleen Dura-van Oord - founder DQ&A Media Group, co-founder Peak Capital
Mark Voermans - Microsoft Bizspark, The Netherlands
Marja Ruigruik - owner Ruigruik NetPanel, co-founder Headline Integrated Communication
Marnix Borghouts Owner at Brevi Solvende BV
Harry Helwegen - Chairman Business Angels The Netherlands (BAN)
René Steuns - Finance Director at Bakeplus Holding BV

For more information:

Simone Brummelhuis (simone[at] or + 31626068919)