Press Release (ePRNews.com) - PHILADELPHIA - Nov 08, 2018 - Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic is excited to be the newest sponsor for the observance of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Philadelphia on Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. Women leaders in tech, business, science, non-profit and education will come together to celebrate, empower and support each other at this full-day conference to be held at the Loews Hotel.
“Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic is proud to sponsor Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Philadelphia and to be a part of the global celebration of the powerful impact women make when we lead in business,” said Colleen Bevenour, vice president, Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic. “We know that investing in women entrepreneurs is a win-win for our community and a powerful engine for growth, innovation and societal change.”
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day ignites women leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion and advance communities worldwide. The flagship United Nations event is slated in 144 countries and is expected to draw the participation of four billion women.
We know that investing in women entrepreneurs is a win-win for our community and a powerful engine for growth, innovation and societal change.
Women in the U.S. are now starting businesses at twice the rate of men. According to Entrepreneur Magazine (June 2018), in 2004, there were 225,000 self-described angel investors, of which only five percent were women. In 2016*, data indicated that there are 300,000 angel investors in the United States and 27 percent, or 78,000, of those are women. This segment of angel investors is often looking for women-led companies to provide a boost of capital and mentorship. Data from the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire corroborates this correlation.
Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic is part of Keiretsu Forum, the world’s largest and most active investment community of early-stage angel investors. Founded in California in 2000, Keiretsu Forum now includes 53 chapters on three continents. For more information about Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic or the 2018 Angel Capital Expo visit www.keiretsuforum-midatlantic.com.
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