UN Women Entrepreneurship Accelerator, Diversity in Venture Capital, and the Tools to Create a Sound Business Model
Interview with Gale Wilkinson, Founder and Managing Director of Vitalize Capital, and a conversation with Alex Osterwalder, Founder of Strategyzer
Welcome to The UN Brief, this week is all about women in entrepreneurship at the UN, and women investors, with Gale Wilkinson, and the tools that help make your company "invincible” with Alex Osterwalder, take a look and don’t forget to subscribe. Have a great week! Follow us on Twitter @MayaPlentz
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The UN Brief is starting a series on women investors with an interview with Gale Wilkinson, Founder and Managing Director of Vitalize Capital, and what better way to do it than this week, when UN Women is launching its campaign to increase awareness of Gender Responsive Procurement at the legislative level, as well as within organisations and multinationals. They are also celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the launch of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator, led by Meral Guzel, Partnerships Manager, at their New York headquarters. They are organising a UN General Assembly side event with heads of UN agencies, this Tuesday 28 September, at 1-3 p.m. ET. You can register here.
Pramila Patten, UN Women Under-Secretary-General
Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, International Trade Center
Doreen Bogdan, Director at the International Telecommunication Union
Arif Zaman, Executive Director, Commonwealth Businesswomen Network
Deborah Gibbins, Chief Operating Officer, Mary Kay Inc.
UN Women: Investing with a Gender Lens
Interview with Gale Wilkinson, Founder and Managing Director, Vitalize Capital, on the new opportunities opening-up for under-represented founders.
How to Invent the Future
How do you go about creating and scaling your company? We spoke with Alex Osterwalder, the creator of Business Model Generation Canvas, and author of several books and many tools to launch and grow your company, check it out.
Alex Osterwalder is the founder of Strategyzer, and a household name at innovation ecosystems around the globe. His books include Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design, Testing Business Ideas, The Invincible Company, and High-Impact Tools for Teams. Together with his kids, he crafted Biz4Kids, a comic book to promote entrepreneurship.
Interview with Geraldine Le Meur, VC at Le Fonds
This past June the UN Brief interviewed Géraldine Le Meur, the French-American VC, on the launch of her new investment fund, Le Fonds, that focuses on French-speaking entrepreneurs. They will invest on early-stage through Series A.
Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator hashtag is #WEA
Follow them on Twitter: @we_accelerator, @UN_Women