Women in Tech Night out (16th April 2014) Collaboration with Next Wave female entreprenuers

Women in Tech Night out (16th April 2014) Collaboration with Next Wave female entreprenuers
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Starts: Wednesday, 16 April, 2014 06:00pm

Ends: Wednesday, 16 April, 2014 08:45pm

Ticket Information

Tickets Fee Price (GHS) Quantity
free ticket 0.00 Free N/A
 

Event Details

This Month's event is an exciting collobration of Women in Tech Nights out and Next Wave on Wednesday the  16th of April

 Next Wave is a movement to support female entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Our goal is to strengthen female entrepreneurs by providing opportunities and resources specific to women who seek to pursue high growth entrepreneurship.

Women in Technology Nights out  is an informal networking group focused on education and enhancing women’s careers by sharing experiences and lessons learned in members’ career development. We encourage mentoring and provide excellent networking opportunities.The Group meets every  month and our members include business women at all stages in their careers in organisations.

 

The event will include presentation on the basics and best practices of pitch, writing abusiness plan, ideal length and tips for creating attractive presentations.

Join Us  on Wednesday , April 16th  at iSpaces’s offices in Osu for a fun night of learning, networking, eating and drinking! You’ll walk away with more knowledge, new connections, and a full belly! Please note that this is a women event however Men are invited as long as they bring  a a woman long

Expect a fun time with like-minded ladies. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Logistics
Date:Wednesday , 16th April , 2014
Time: 6pm – 9.00pm
Location: iSpace Offices Osu
 
Agenda
6:00pm – 6:30pm: Registration, Networking, Hors D’oeuvres, Drinks
6:30pm – 7:15pm : Presentation on business plan and best practices of pitch and ideas for creating attractive presentations
7:15pm – 7:45pm : Addressing, contacting and negotiating with potential investors
7:45pm – 8:30pm Networking and Close 
 
 
Speakers 
 
Thea Sokolowski works as a Business Teaching Fellow at MEST (Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology) in Ghana, training entrepreneurs in the software industry on essential business skills needed to get a company off the ground. She graduated from New York University with a Marketing Communications degree. Before joining MEST, Thea worked at marketing, branding and strategy consulting firm Point One Percent in New York City. There she gained experience in brand development and identity, business and marketing strategy, copywriting and client management. Previously, Thea served as an Account Executive at advertising agency Beauty@Gotham on the global Maybelline account. For the past year, Thea has also worked with non-profit organization Goods for Good, assisting with fund raising, event planning and marketing development. 

 

 
 
 
 
Brett Calhoun is Head of Territories & Acquisition at Tigo, the Ghana business of telecom multinational Millicom.  Brett has a background in strategic investment, private equity and international business. She began her career in New York, working in Merrill Lynch’s Private Equity Direct and Leveraged Finance Groups. In 2007, she joined Credit Suisse as an analyst at the Strategic Partners fund, a secondary private equity fund group with over 7.7 billion in assets under management.

She has since worked in several business development and investment advisory roles in West Africa, Singapore and Washington D.C., including roles with Peace Corps (Guinea) and the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and most recently as Senior Manager of Corporate & Project finance for Inter-Afrique Capital, a Ghana based investment advisory firm.

Brett has a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business in California, and bachelors in International Business and Emerging Markets from Howard University in Washington D.C.