Demystifying the funding process, a guide for women entrepreneurs

29 Oct 2015

An event for early-stage female entrepreneurs to learn both the complexities and ease with which start-ups can get funding is being run at DCU.

The DCU Ryan Academy is partnering with Anne Ravanona to run a one-day meet-up for female entrepreneurs, called ‘Demystifying the Funding Process’, as a way of promoting investment into a greater demographic of start-ups.

Global Invest Her

Notable entrepreneurs like Leonora O’Brien (of Pharmapod fame) and Jayne Ronayne (Konnect Again) will be on hand to share their funding journey.

Venture capitalists like Brian Caulfield, Ian Lucey, Debbie Rennick and Mary McKenna will provide insights as to how to go about attracting finance.

The event is the launch of Global Invest Her in Ireland, of which Ravanona is CEO, and it runs on 26 November.

Here’s Ravanona’s recent TedX talk on the hardships of seeking funding if you are a female entrepreneur.

Ravanona also presented a keynote speech at Silicon Republic’s own Female Founders Forum in 2014. Check out her speech, which posed the question of gender bias in venture-capital financing, below.

Women Invent is Silicon Republic’s campaign to champion the role of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. It has been running since March 2013, and is kindly supported by Intel, Open Eir (formerly Eircom Wholesale), Fidelity Investments, Accenture and CoderDojo.

Updated 4.07pm, 29 October 2015: This article was updated with the correct date for this event, which is 26 November

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Gordon Hunt was a journalist with Silicon Republic