Amsterdam-based Equals, a firm that focuses on empowering and supporting women’s career growth, has announced an event — “LEVEL UP: Scaling with Confidence,” in collaboration with PayPal as a part of the National Day of the Entrepreneur celebration on November 17th.
The conference aims to highlight the importance of female founders in driving innovation and economic growth.
Dieuwke van Buren, the Program Director of Equals says, “The National Day of the Entrepreneur is an occasion to honour and recognise the incredible contributions of women founders. Their achievements are a testament to their dedication and ingenuity. Nevertheless, the data reminds us that there’s still room for growth, especially funding. This day serves as a powerful reminder of the potential that lies ahead, and initiatives like Equals play a vital role in providing the necessary support. Equals ensures that women founders in the Netherlands can fully flourish and make an even more significant impact on the entrepreneurial landscape.”
At the event, multiple guest speakers, including Corinne Vigreux, founder, and CMO of TomTom, will guide the audience through the fundamental elements of confident scaling, securing crucial financing, and ensuring the sustainability of their ventures.
The aim is to leave attendees both inspired and empowered to secure funding for their businesses.
One of the primary challenges for scale-ups is securing financing for growth.
Maarten Zwaan, Director (Market Leader) of PayPal Benelux & Ireland, says, “Female-led scale-ups receive limited venture capital, hindering their growth and success. This gender disparity is a critical problem that requires solutions to provide equal opportunities for all entrepreneurs, irrespective of gender.”
Check out the agenda highlights:
09.00 – 09.30: Walk-in
Start your day by mingling with fellow entrepreneurs and completing your event registration.
09.30 – 09.40: Welcome by Host
Sophie-Anne Onland, a Public speaker & Diversity and Inclusion Expert will set the stage, welcoming you to a day filled with knowledge, growth, and empowerment.
09.40 – 09.50: Opening Talk by PayPal
Gain valuable insights into entrepreneurial finance and success from Maarten Zwaan, Director (Market Leader) of PayPal Benelux & Ireland.
09.50 – 10:15: Keynote: Are you funding ready?
Learn what it takes to be funding-ready from Corinne Vigreux, co-founder & CMO of TomTom.
10:15 – 10:40: Funding Opportunities
Delve into the intricacies of funding with Tanya Pineault, Enterprise Account Executive at PayPal.
10:45 – 11.00: Fireside Chat with two Successful Founders
Engage in an inspiring conversation with Adriana Hoppenbrouwer-Pereira, Co-Founder at The Fabricant & Melissa Wijngaarden, Co-founder of Impactbytes about their journey.
11:00 – 12.00: Mentor-Mentee Sessions
Connect with experienced mentors, savour a delightful walking brunch, and gain personalised insights during 1-on-1 consultations.
12.00 – 12.10: Closing – Sharing Insights with the Community
Reflect on the day’s learnings and share your insights as we conclude this empowering event.