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WE Connect- A Social Business Plan Competition for Women Entrepreneurs

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Sat, 9 Jun 11:00AM - 2:00PM
The American Library , Delhi
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Are you a woman who is passionate about building a business? 

This is a business plan competition that helps take innovative, socially conscious business ideas to the next level. A perfect opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to develop entrepreneurial skills necessary to succeed in business. The competition will have two rounds. The first round will consist of ten selected teams across the state where participants present a five-minute pitch and ten slide PowerPoint presentation describing their business idea. The finalists will be invited to participate in the second round where they will get the chance to pitch their Business Plan in front of a panel of judges and live audiences around the state including the guest of honour Global Good Fund CEO Carrie Rich from Washington DC.

Carrie Rich is the co-founder and CEO of The Global Good Fund, a nonprofit organization that supports high potential social entrepreneurs in more than 30 countries globally.  Ms Rich has co-authored two books on leadership, the first of which became a Top 5 Business Book in Germany.  She previously served as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University and currently teaches at George Washington University in Washington, DC.  


Ms. Rich is the 2016 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, recipient of the POLITICO Women Who Rule Award, 2018 Enterprising Women Awardee, Washington Business Journal 40 under 40, Entrepreneur.com Top 30 Start-ups to Watch, Stevie Award for Women in Business, Asian Social Innovation CEO of the Year, Social Enterprise Alliance 50 under 40, and Empact100 awardee. Ms Rich has been published in media outlets such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, HuffingtonPost, The Founder Institute, and Philanthropy News Digest. She sits on both nonprofit and for-profit boards, co-owns a for-profit women's retail boutique, and volunteers globally teaching fundraising for social impact to aspiring social entrepreneurs.  

 

Global Good Fund is nonprofit organization since 2012; their signature Global Good Fund Fellowship has developed 68 leaders who are now accelerating their enterprise growth in 30 countries and beyond. Over 2,400 high-potential entrepreneurs from more than a 100 countries applied for one of 12 Fellowship positions in 2017. Every year GGF select entrepreneurs around the world and invite them in their annual summit at Washington DC and award them a leadership development fund of $10,000. 

This is the opportunity for you to meet the CEO of Global Good Fund and take her feedback on your business plan.

 

Eligibility

One of the people from the founding team should be a woman

Age 18 to 30

Socially responsible business ideas 

Startups with at least one year in operations

There will be 5 minutes total per team. Whatever time isn't used on the pitch will be used for Q&A. We encourage that you leave at least a minute for Q&A. Your pitch and deck should follow the below format: 

Introduction

Problem

Solution 

Customer

 Market Opportunity

 Business Model

Launch

(What would be your plan for launching this enterprise in 2018?)

 Last date to submit the proposal -30th May

1st Round- 8th of June

Final Round- 9th June

 

 Benefits

1st Prize 6 Months Mentoring, Lunch with CEO Carrie Rich Seed funding opportunity

2nd Prize 3 Months Mentoring Seed Funding Opportunity

3rd Prize 1 Month Mentoring 

 

 Kindly submit your proposal here

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMgOfAtcysJ-xOuKXQAh_wCDeZ8KsAlQZpFIR-Q2XIv6Hi3A/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

 

 

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The American Library American Center, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg,Near Barakhamba Metro Station New Delhi, Delhi 110001
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I would like to begin this review by thanking Ms. Summaiya Afreen and others who were in charge of organizing this event for their time and efforts in making this event possible. I attended the first half of this event and so I sat in as a guest for the two panel sessions, but had to leave before the competition portion began. As for the panel discussions, I really liked the diversity of the panelists. They all work in very different sections of society and so I think this gave for a good breadth of experiences and input. The venue was also a conducive environment for discussion. One thing that I kept thinking about during the panel discussions, however, was the many challenges that female entrepreneurs will most likely face with beginning their careers in India. While the questions posed to the panelists were relevant and poignant, I felt that the panelists' responses were often vague and too similar to one another in terms of providing concrete advice to young entrepreneurs who may face discrimination in the workforce based on their gender. While the panelists' responses are not within the control of the event organizers, perhaps in future events, the mediator can pose follow-up questions to gain more concrete insights, input, and advice to the audience. Additionally, I think it may have been beneficial to have provided handouts to the audience members. One handout about the panel speakers - like a brief bio on each - since there were quite a few and, for me, it was difficult to keep track of everyone's backgrounds and qualifications. Another handout could have been provided with information regarding appropriate and recommended steps to take when facing things like sexual harassment and discrimination in the workforce as these types of barriers and obstacles are unfortunately most likely to be faced by female entrepreneurs. Aside from these suggestions, I think the event was well organized and provided a very encouraging atmosphere for aspiring female entrepreneurs. - by Christina Riley for WE Connect- A Social Business Plan Competition for Women Entrepreneurs .
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I would like to begin this review by thanking Ms. Summaiya Afreen and others who were in charge of organizing this event for their time and efforts in making this event possible. I attended the first half of this event and so I sat in as a guest for the two panel sessions, but had to leave before the competition portion began. As for the panel discussions, I really liked the diversity of the panelists. They all work in very different sections of society and so I think this gave for a good breadth of experiences and input. The venue was also a conducive environment for discussion. One thing that I kept thinking about during the panel discussions, however, was the many challenges that female entrepreneurs will most likely face with beginning their careers in India. While the questions posed to the panelists were relevant and poignant, I felt that the panelists' responses were often vague and too similar to one another in terms of providing concrete advice to young entrepreneurs who may face discrimination in the workforce based on their gender. While the panelists' responses are not within the control of the event organizers, perhaps in future events, the mediator can pose follow-up questions to gain more concrete insights, input, and advice to the audience. Additionally, I think it may have been beneficial to have provided handouts to the audience members. One handout about the panel speakers - like a brief bio on each - since there were quite a few and, for me, it was difficult to keep track of everyone's backgrounds and qualifications. Another handout could have been provided with information regarding appropriate and recommended steps to take when facing things like sexual harassment and discrimination in the workforce as these types of barriers and obstacles are unfortunately most likely to be faced by female entrepreneurs. Aside from these suggestions, I think the event was well organized and provided a very encouraging atmosphere for aspiring female entrepreneurs. - by Christina Riley for WE Connect- A Social Business Plan Competition for Women Entrepreneurs organized by Summaiya Afreen .
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  • Q. Hi, do not want to participate, but want to attend. Pls advise if possible.
    6:55 AM, 04 Jun, 2018
  •     A. Hi Neelu, Thanks for writing to us. We have copied the organizer on this mail they shall be getting back to you shortly.We tried reaching them but there was no response. Summaiya: Please look into this users query and do the needful. Regards, EH
          10:07 AM, 05 Jun, 2018
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