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Allyship between Founders and VC's: Female Founders Meetup

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We invite you to Female Founders Meetup

🚀This is an official side event of Latitude59 where we open a discussion over the Manifesto of Allyship launched during the Latitude59 program.

👉Our focus: Allyship: founders & investors for diversity

The venue: KOTA club is a new and unique multifunctional studio in KRULLI quarter in North Tallinn. ​- Entrance to Kota (4th floor) is on the left side of the building. ​

What is this Manifesto about?
On 23rd of May during the Latitude59 main program, Latitude59 founders and investors are coming together to declare their allyship by taking proactiveness in making the startup ecosystem diverse, inclusive and equal.

The Manifesto of Allyship declares that Estonian founders and investors make a joint contribution to increase diversity, equality and inclusivity in the startup ecosystem. Research points to the fact that organisations in the top quartile for gender diversity on executive teams were 25% more likely to have above-average profitability than companies in the bottom, while companies with more than 30% female executives were more likely to outperform companies that don’t.

There aren’t enough women in executive positions both in startups and VC funds, and only 2% of funding goes to female led startups. Both founders and investors need to step up their game to realise the business potential that women bring along. It’s not a women’s issue, it’s everybody’s issue. Only together can we make the change happen.

🎉The declaration will be followed by a discussion and celebration at Female Founders Meetup at 6pm, Kota Klubi, where we invite Diverse Founders, Investors and Press. 

➜ Meet a wide variety of Estonian female founders from pre-seed to round A - the best opportunity to mingle in order to create an overview of the ecosystem.

➜ Prepare for engaging conversations as we bring together a fireside chat with representatives from VC firms, the Estonian Founders Society, and accomplished founders themselves. Delve into the intricacies of founder-VC relationships, explore the nuances of allyship, and gain valuable insights!

But that's not all - after the discussions, connect with fellow attendees during our networking session, we are providing snacks and drinks!

Following the meetup, we'll transition seamlessly to the Latitude59 Afterparty, just a stone's throw away, for an evening of celebration.

Agenda ⏰

18:00 Doors open and Gathering

18:20 Opening words

18:30-19:05 Creative Surprise you want in your life

19:05-19:25 Break

19:25-20:00 Fireside Chat "Manifesto of Allyship: founders & investors for diversity"

20:00-21:30 Networking between founders and Investors with drinks and snacks

21:30 We walk together to Latitude59 Afterparty that is only 5 min walk away

✅ Hurry! Space is limited, and demand is high. Secure your spot now, and remember, if your plans change, please be courteous and cancel your registration to allow others the opportunity to participate. See you there!

🙏 Female Founders Meetups are very proud to be powered by Startup Estonia and EU European Regional Development Fund.

🧡This event is sponsored by Swedbank AS

KOTA klubi
Krulli kvartal EE, Kopli 70a, 10412 Tallinn, Estonia
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