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Stories of inspiring entrepreneurs and organizations, discussion and commentary of new trends in private sector development, and the latest events and publications.

Concluyendo la inclusión financiera de mujeres microempresarias

By Martha Lucía Muñoz

En pasados días se llevó a cabo el evento de cierre del proyecto del Programa de Empresariado Social “Inclusión Financiera de Mujeres Microempresarias” en Armenia, Colombia dentro del marco del evento de Premiación a la Mujer microempresaria - Mujer 5, para reconocer su aporte al desarrollo económico y social desde su rol como mujer en la región cafetera de Colombia.

3 reasons why behind every great entrepreneur there is a great mentor

By Guest

By Luz María de la Mora Sánchez, Founder, Vital Voices Mexico

There’s a saying that “behind every great man, there’s a great woman,” and without a doubt, behind every great entrepreneur there’s a great mentor. One of the most effective ways to develop and grow a business is by seeking the advice of a mentor who has lived through the good, the bad, and the ugly of the entrpereneurial life, and who is willing to share his/her knowledge with less experienced entreprenueurs to make their business experience easier.

3 key tips to help you on your funding journey

By Guest

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.

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

By Guest

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

By Guest

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.

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