3 key tips to help you on your funding journey

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By Anne Ravanona, Founder and CEO of Global Invest Her
 
Looking for funding is difficult for any entrepreneur and the hard truth is that it is harder for women entrepreneurs. Today, only 4% of Venture Capitalist and 20% of Business Angels in the US are women. In the UK, only 14% of business angels are women and am pretty sure the figures may be even lower in Latin America. Ok so that was the bad news! The good news is that things are moving forward, although still slowly.

Step No.1 to win low-income customers: discard your stereotypes

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By Susan Olsen

An unwillingness to overcome stereotypes about people at the economic base of the pyramid (BOP) could easily be the most important explanation of why some BOP-focused companies aren’t successful. Shattering stereotypes before starting an inclusive business model was the basis for a provocative panel discussion that took place during the Inter-American Development Bank’sBASE III Forum in Mexico City this summer.

Men vs. women: Why pitching your startup is like dating

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By Rania Anderson, president & founder of The Way Women Work 

Last week, I sat with four other judges in Miami, listening to the finalists at the WeXchange Latin American women’s entrepreneur pitch competition. The businesses and entrepreneurs were strong evidence of the rise of female entrepreneurs in Latin America.

El arte de evaluar: 5 puntos que tendrán en cuenta los jurados de WeXchange para seleccionar el mejor Pitch

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Por Marta Cruz 

Los concursos y competencias generan una valoración instantánea y extra para tu startup, a la vez de tener la posibilidad de contar con múltiples miradas sobre tu proyecto. También consiste en un atajo para conocer inversores que podrían invertir en el futuro cercano en tu compañía permitiendo desplegar así tu plan de expansión.

What we’ve learned about remittance recipients in the Dominican Republic

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 By Rocío González del Rey Armenteros

Unlike the majority of remittance recipient countries, the Dominican Republic has the peculiarity of handling the vast majority of its remittance transfers as cash delivered to their home. Just 3.5% of Dominican remittance recipients receive their remittances as a direct deposit to a bank account. Though it doesn’t get much more comfortable than receiving your remittances in cash at your doorstep, the home delivery of remittances represents a major limitation for financial inclusion efforts. These clients are accustomed to the service and are resistant to traveling to a branch office to pick up their money or access other financial products and services. 

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