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Startups: Pitching, Fund Raising and Survival

May 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for a day of education for female founders. Get insights on fundraising from the Women Founders Network (WFN) 2017 Fast Pitch winner, Sashee Chandran of Tea Drops, and a great lineup of accounting, HR and legal professionals. The COO of the SA&M Preccelerator will also be here to share best practices for creating your pitch deck.

9:00-9:30 – Check-in / Continental Breakfast (Lobby)
Workshop presentations take place in the Auditorium

9:30-9:50 – Opening Remarks and WFN 2018 Fast Pitch Application Process Overview (Ronette Kite, WFF Board Member and Anne Plechner, WFN COO)
9:50-10:10 – WFN Platinum Sponsor: Union Bank
10:10-11:00 – Financial Forecasts: Must-haves for Your Pitch Deck (Michelle Wroan, Partner, KPMG)
11:00-12:00 – Panel: HR Essentials for Early Stage Companies (Adele Rom, Clique and Janine Davis, Evolution)

12:00-1:00 – Lunch Break (Lobby)

1:00-1:45 – Best Practices for a Winning Pitch Deck (Heidi Hubbeling, COO, SA&M Preccelerator)
1:45-2:30 – What is the right legal formation/structure for your company? (David Allen, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP)
2:30-3:15 – Fireside Chat – Fundraising: Darya Allen-Attar, CEO of WFN interviews 2017 WFN Fast Pitch winner, Sashee Chandran of Tea Drops
3:15-3:30 – Closing Remarks: Darya Allen-Attar

There is no charge to attend. Note: Space is limited and seating is available on a first-come first-served basis.

  • Morning Session – includes continental breakfast
  • Afternoon Session – includes box lunch


May 30, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Women Founders Network
Women Founders Network