Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo: A space to connect, create and accelerate business ideas and growth amid COVID-19
About the Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo
Women entrepreneurs have also been deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite support and training programmes, a gap remains in the provision of supportive entrepreneurship conditions and opportunities to accelerate their ideas and ventures to the next level of business growth and beyond local markets.
In direct response to this gap, UN Women is organizing its first virtual regional Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo. The Expo platform will provide a unique opportunity for women entrepreneurs (new, start-ups and established) to connect with national, multinational and global companies, business investors, mentors and other partners, and vice versa.
With interactive and co-creation hubs, experimentation, idea-generation sessions, business-pitching labs, a showcase marketplace of women-owned business ventures, networking, peer-learning opportunities, mentoring support and much more, women entrepreneurs will design, refine and test prototype business plans.
UN Women’s virtual regional Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo will run from 27–29 April 2021.
The opening of the Expo will be livestreamed on UN Women Europe and Central Asia’s Facebook account.
Business Fights Poverty, Connected Women, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Facebook #SheMeansBusiness, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Gain Global, KAGIDER, SPARK, TÜRKONFED, Regional Cooperation Council (RCC).
Milliyet, main regional media partner
Klix.ba, media partner in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coalition of Women Journalists, media partner in Tajikistan
Speakers and company booths to date:
Aide KaumeNOVA Fashion House, AVON, Boyner Grup, Crystal MFO, Dorman Capital, Foundation 787, Holy Corn, Gaziantep Municipality, Georgian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Habitat Association, KEDV, Loialte, Glovo, GPI Holding Vienna Insurance Group, Mastercard, Mistral, Multi, Nebyan Doğal, PEAK Enterprise and Innovation Programme, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, Sephora, Turkish Women’s International Network (Turkish WIN), UPS, Vcita, Viveka, webrazzi, Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator (WEA), Youth Business International.