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Global Trends and Opportunities for Women in Technology and Investment

Date

Sep 27 2022

Time

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location

Virtually through Zoom
zoom.us

COST

Free
Tara Spalding

Organizers

Tara Spalding
Website
https://boomstartup.com/shop/mentor-session-tara-spalding/

Tara Spalding Managing Director, BoomStartup Accelerator Tara Spalding is Managing Director of BoomStartup Accelerator. BoomStartup is an accelerator and mentorship-driven angel-stage investment program for startups. It operates as an online technology-driven accelerator, providing entrepreneurs a custom business plan including business maturity guidance, investment preparation, and capital structuring relevant to growth, and investment strategies as well as a curated marketplace for services. Tara is also the founder of Hen House Ventures, an early stage incubator that helps tech companies rapidly scale when entering massive markets, and is also on the board of trustees for VentureCapital.org. Tara is the recipient of the 2020 Utah Business 30 Women to Watch award. Tara began her high-tech career in Silicon Valley when she taught herself to code software and became the first employee, and eventually VP of marketing at industry leader, SugarCRM. Her Silicon Valley experience included roles as CMO at GroundWork Open Source, VP marketing at Magnet Systems, and co-founder and CPO at BenchPick. Tara received her bachelors from University of Colorado, Boulder.

Category

Programs

MixUp

About this event

“The time is long overdue to encourage more women to dream the possible dream”

-Sheryl Sandberg – COO of Facebook

Consulate General of Georgia in San Francisco in partnership with BoomStartup Accelerator and the Parliament of Georgia’s Gender Equality Council is delighted to host a webinar: “Global Trends and Opportunities for Women in Technology and Investments”.

The webinar promotes women participation in STEAM, strengthening women founded companies and creating networking ties between U.S. and Georgian startup ecosystems. The panelist experts will expose the ongoing trends and advancement both in technology and fundraising for women, and how our communities are addressing challenges and activating support.

At the core of women-led innovation there are leading universities, incubators and accelerators, and entrepreneurship centers who are the drivers of raising awareness of entrepreneurship for women. The representatives of the U.S. and Georgian Universities, who are experts in this field, will share their experience, expertise and success stories, as well as highlight the opportunities for the audience in exploring their entrepreneurial potential both in the U.S. and in Georgia.

The 90-minute webinar will be held on Thursday, September 27, 9:00 am PDT/ 8:00pm Tbilisi. The schedule and speakers bios are provided below:

Mr. Levan Beridze – Consul General of Georgia in San Francisco

Ms. Mariam Lashkhi – MP of Georgia, Deputy Chair, External Relations Committee, Member of the Education Committee. Associate Professor, Business and Technology University

Ms. Tara Spalding – Managing Director of BoomStartup Accelerator

Panel Discussion moderated by: Tara Spalding

Panelists:

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Mr. Levan Beridze – Consul General of Georgia in San Francisco

Ms. Mariam Lashkhi – MP of Georgia, Deputy Chair, External Relations Committee, Member of the Education Committee. Associate Professor, Business and Technology University

Ms. Tara Spalding – Managing Director of BoomStartup Accelerator

Ms. Chandana Haque – Executive Director of Altitude Lab, University of Utah

Dr. Nana Dikhaminjia – Director of Digital Transformation Center, Alte University, Georgia. California Chapter Director, Globalize GE

Dr. Nino Enukidze – Rector of Business Technology University, Georgia

Ms. Leslie Goldman – General Partner & Co-Founder, The Artemis Fund

Mr. Trent Christensen – CEO of VentureCapital.org