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Female Founders Conference: Women in Healthcare and Venture Capital

King's Entrepreneurs, female founders event was a significant step towards recognising and celebrating the contributions of women in entrepreneurship and innovation. Highlighting, the importance of diversity in leadership. The industry event was designed to bring together inspiring speakers who have made significant strides in their respective fields, offering insights into the challenges and successes experienced by women in both healthcare and venture capital. The event was divided into two separate panel discussions, with the first one focusing on women in healthcare, and the second one on women in venture capital.

Female Founders: Healthcare

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The panel began with a brief introduction from the organizers, highlighting the importance of women's voices in the healthcare industry. This segment featured renowned healthcare experts including, Dr. Namrata Rastogi, Tanya Yankova and Dr. Ishani Patel. Speakers shared their experiences as women in healthcare entrepreneurship, discussing the challenges they faced and the strategies they used to overcome them. They emphasized the importance of building a strong network, seeking out mentors and allies, and developing a clear value proposition to attract investors.

Key themes discussed:

The need for more women investors in the healthcare industry.

Women-led start-ups are often overlooked by male-dominated venture capital firms, which can make it difficult for them to secure funding. However, as more women enter the field of venture capital and bring their own experiences and perspectives to the table, there is hope that this trend will begin to shift.

The importance of diversity in healthcare leadership.

Women, people of colour, and members of other underrepresented groups bring unique perspectives and insights to the table, which can lead to more innovative and effective solutions to healthcare challenges. By promoting diversity and inclusivity in healthcare entrepreneurship, we can help ensure that the industry is better equipped to meet the needs of all patients. Overall, Each panelist brought a unique perspective to the discussion, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the current state of the healthcare industry. They shared their valuable insights and experiences, enabling attendees to gain a better understanding of the industry. Attendees also had the opportunity to ask questions and engage with the panellists directly, making the event both informative and interactive. The Women in Healthcare event was a resounding success, celebrating the role of women within the start-up space and healthcare innovation.

Female Founders: Venture Capital

female founders conference for venture capital

Featuring industry professionals Emma Steele, Partner at Ascension, Harriet Wright, Investment Lead at Techstars, and Chantal Cox, Early Stage Investor at Octopus Ventures. The speakers discussed various topics, including challenges and opportunities in today's market and how to break into the industry. Each panellist brought their unique perspective to the discussion, providing attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the current state of the venture capital landscape. Female Founders was also an excellent forum for networking and exchanging ideas with other professionals in the field. Attendees engaged with the panelists directly during the Q&A session which lead to inspiring attendees to pursue their investment strategies with renewed energy and determination. Moreover, it was a significant milestone in breaking barriers and paving the way for female entrepreneurship. The diverse and accomplished speakers provided valuable insights into the challenges and opportunities facing women in the healthcare and venture capital industries. In conclusion, the female founder's event highlights the important contributions of women in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation. The event was a significant step towards breaking down barriers and promoting diversity and inclusion within the industry, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to learn from successful female leaders.

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