👏 Women entrepreneurs know what they want! 👏— UN Women Europe & CIS (@unwomeneca) July 7, 2023
Our Regional Director @elyassir_alia emphasizes the need to create enabling environments for women entrepreneurs at yesterday's EXPO Capital Quest 👇🏻 #PartnerAndAccelerate pic.twitter.com/Tfow8YmMOV
Investors and business leaders join women entrepreneurs at EXPO Capital Quest
On July 6, twenty-three women entrepreneurs representing Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia and Türkiye pitched their business ideas to a group of 13 investors and business leaders from the region at the EXPO Capital Quest event held in Istanbul.
EXPO Capital Quest concluded a year-long selection process in which women entrepreneurs from across Europe and Central Asia had the chance to register their businesses, showcase their products and services both online and at in-person events, partake in practical training bootcamps to enhance their business skills and receive tailored mentorship from renowned investment experts.
EXPO CAPITAL QUEST provided women entrepreneurs, investors and private sector representatives a space for networking and collaboration, peer learning, capacity building and business development.
Thanks to private sector leaders like @Yildiz_Holding's Ali Ülker, 24 women entrepreneurs were able to pitch their ideas & gain insightful comments on their business at EXPO Capital Quest. 🙌@YildizHoldingTR @yildizventures pic.twitter.com/CidS41V35Z— UN Women Europe & CIS (@unwomeneca) July 7, 2023
Launched in 2021, the Women’s Entrepreneurship EXPO is a unique partnership platform to promote women’s entrepreneurship ecosystem building in the Europe and Central Asia region. EXPO provides an interactive space for women entrepreneurs, investors and private sector representatives for networking and collaboration, peer learning, ideas generation, capacity building and business development. EXPO 2022 is organized by UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia in partnership with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and Yıldız Holding as part of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator supported by Mary Kay.
All references to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of UN Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).