Male entrepreneurs tend to raise more money for their startups than female entrepreneurs. In fact, less than 1% of all investment in Dutch startups in the past ten years went to female led teams, and only 5% to mixed teams. Funding aside, the lack of diversity in the founding and leadership teams of startups is a persistent issue. But don’t be discouraged—the future is now.
Join us on March 5th for an evening of actionable insights into bridging the diversity gap in funding and leadership. In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re bringing together some of the most successful entrepreneurs in The Netherlands to share their stories of struggle and success in the startup space. Leading Dutch VCs will also offer their thoughts on the importance of investing in women led startups and diverse teams.
Bridging the diversity gap will take place on March 5 at TQ city space Singel 542 from 18:30 - 22:00.
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Everyone is welcome to join our International Women’s Day event.
We’ve tailored our program for:
- entrepreneurs looking to acquire funding
- companies building diverse teams
- investors in the tech space
WHAT TO EXPECT
18:30 - Doors open
19:00 - Opening by Sophie Op den Kamp
19:10 - Succeeding in a Male Dominated Business World, keynote by Christina Calje
19:35 - Diversity: Building High Performing Teams
Ruth Nahumury-van de Poll in a conversation with Gilles Domartini and Benedicte Guichard
20:00 - Closing the Funding Gap: Investors’ Perspective
Simone Brummelhuis in a conversation with Janneke Niessen and Ton van ‘t Noordende
20:30 - Closing words by Sophie Op den Kamp
20:40 - Networking drinks
22:00 - End