Women in Entrepreneurship Summit (WER Summit)

OVERVIEW

 

European Young Innovators Forum (EYIF) is the leading foundation for youth innovation in Europe. We are an independent, non-profit, pan-European association.

 

The Women in Entrepreneurship Summit (WER Summit) 2020 it is a 3-month online engagement initiative to support women founders secure investment in Covid-19 times. 

 

Summit Context

Europe has the lowest female involvement in early-stage entrepreneurial activity in the world and the lowest gender parity.

Women make up a total of 52% of the total European population, but only 30% of the startup's founders are women and only 2.2% of the world VC funding from the past 15 years was secured by women-led startups (Fortune, 2019).

 

Summit Objectives

1) Bring together the European and Transatlantic women in entrepreneurship community

2) Facilitate access to finance in a post COVID-19 world

3) Place Diversity at the center of the European Tech Ecosystem