ABOUT THE WOMEN’S VENTURE SUMMIT

Presented by Stella Labs and Ad Astra Ventures, Women’s Venture Summit (WVS) is an annual intensive event that brings together female founders and funders from across the globe. Information and connections shared at the leading-edge event help women build, operate, and scale businesses, and provide women with the tools needed to become investors. At WVS, experts from both sides of the investment table converge to share best practices, essential tips, and lessons learned. Binational, local and global resources are shared – and discussions cover startup trends and hot topics around gender investing.

Join us for the 7th annual Women’s Venture Summit, a two-day virtual event experience like none other. Our agenda is packed with exciting speakers, topics, and a live Fast Pitch Competition where YOU get to cast your vote.

#RiseandShine with us at the 2020 Women’s Venture Summit!

You’re going to attend #2020WVS, right?

If you own a company, have an idea for a startup, or are ready to hit one out of the park as an investor, you don’t want to miss this female-focused summit! Here are the top 3 reasons to attend:

1 Be in the company of 40 VCs, angel investors and funds
2 Be seriously inspired by badass women who have failed and prevailed
3 Hear stories from REAL female founds who have gone from $0 to Millions

Also join us for Women’s Fast Pitch in August and September!

The #2020WFP competition series is going nationwide this summer! Join us every Tuesday afternoon starting August 4. The winner from each of the six regions will advance to the national competition that will take place on day 2 of the 2020 Women’s Venture Summit!

#2020WFP is free to attend, get tickets!

PURCHASE YOUR WVS TICKETS

If you have additional questions about the event, please email us HERE and we will be happy to assist.

First 100 full-price ticket registrants will receive a complimentary commemorative “Rise and Shine” coffee mug delivered right to their doorstep! Raise your mug with us in our morning toasts!

Countdown to the Summit

0
0
0
Weeks
0
0
0
0
Days
0
0
Hrs
0
0
Min
0
0
Sec

Making an Impact: 6 Years in Review

1575

Attendees

250

Speakers

$10M+

Raised In Seed Capital

4,750,000

Online Impressions

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, September 18

Time Session Title
9:00a Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:10a Keynote I
9:30a Panel I – Surviving COVID-19: How to Pivot During Crisis
Entrepreneurs and investors will discuss how they are surviving COVID-19 and how they identified or created opportunities during a complicated time.
10:10a Panel II – The ROI of Investing in Underrepresented Entrepreneurs
Investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs is a good business move. A seasoned investor will discuss how they hit it out of the park by investing in a diverse female founder.
10:40a Networking
11:00a High-level Due Diligence Review
11:25a Closing Remarks
11:30a Day 1 Concludes
11:30a BONUS Investor Track I – Investing 101: How $7,500 Can Get You Started as an Angel Investor*
Becoming an investor isn’t far-fetched. Experienced panelists will provide you with practical tips for getting started as an angel investor sooner than you think.
11:30a BONUS Entrepreneur Track I – Mental Health Check-in*
Entrepreneurs struggle daily with mental health. Accompanied by her therapist, a startup founder will share how she keeps her mind and body healthy, while she manages her team, cares for her family, and maintains connections with her investors and community.

Saturday, September 19

Time Session Title
9:00a Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:10a Keynote II
9:30a Alumni Highlights
10:00a Women’s Final Pitch Competition
Live pitch competition featuring six finalists from all across the United States. 
10:30a Interactive Due Diligence & Allocation of Funds
Participate in the due diligence profess typical to angel groups, investment groups, and some early-stage VCs. Then, cast your vote on which female founder should win! 
11:00a Networking
11:25a Closing Remarks
11:30a Summit Concludes
11:30a BONUS Investor Track II – Impact Investing: It’s Not Just Feel Good*
Panelists will discuss how to identify and invest in change-making businesses that help people and/or the planet…and turn a profit!
11:30a BONUS Entrepreneur Track II – Pitch Perfect: How to Engage Media and Earn Press*
Startup/business reporters will take the stage to discuss best practices for landing earned media placements for your business.

*Bonus tracks run concurrently. You can watch all Summit sessions with post-event playback access

SUMMIT SPEAKERS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

ALICE VILMA
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

CAROLINE CUMMINGS
Executive Director at Oregon RAIN
Founder/CEO at Varo Ventures

DYLAN BARBOUR
Vizer

KIMBRA BROOKSTEIN
Tech Women @ Intuit

ANNIE BROWN
Lips

DEBBIE CHEN
Hydrostasis

VIDYA DINAMANI
Ad Astra Ventures

APRIL ENRIQUEZ
WordPop Public Relations

SABINE GEDEON
Empowered By Purpose

FRED GRIER
San Diego Business Journal

ASHOK KAMAL
Tech Coast Angels

ANDRIA LAVINE
The Camden Center

HEIDI KRAUEL PATEL
Rethink Impact

ALLISON LONG PETTINE
Ad Adstra Ventures

SILVIA MAH
Director, University of San Diego, Center for Peace & Commerce
Founder at Stella Labs

DAVID OLIVENCIA
Angeles & HITEC

RAVEN O’NEAL
Stella Labs & Savvy Gal

CHERYL ROBINSON
Ready2Roar

MYSTY RUSK
The Brink SDBC

REBECCA TALL BROWN
Office of Awesome

DIONDRAYA TAYLOR
Author, Mindset & Milestones

CAITLIN WEGE
MooDoos Investments

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR?

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subscribe for Women’s Venture Summit updates!

Get on our interest list to get all the latest updates on this exciting annual event.

Subscribe

Contact Us

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message