EQUALS 2020 Webinar Series
SheTrades Invest: Access to Finance for Women in the Tech Sector
EQUALS and ITC are proud to present a webinar course in support of the Leadership Coalition. This SheTrades Invest course is designed to help women entrepreneurs succeed in the technology sector. Join experts as they illustrate ways to be more competitive and recognize financing opportunities.
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Gain essential knowledge and skills to improve your company’s access to finance
Learn how to develop financial projections
Understand which financial instruments are right for your tech company
Understand investor requirements
Network and learn from industry professionals
Participants will have access to a series of five webinars for this course on topics related to “Access to Finance for Women in the Tech Sector” via the WebEx platform. All webinars will be recorded for access at a later time and posted as links on this page (www.EQUALS.org/leadership-webinar). Those who complete all five webinars and complete the final course assignment will receive a course completion certificate from the EQUALS Global Partnership.
In addition, participants who successfully complete the course can register for a one-on-one mentorship opportunity with industry professionals.
Session Dates and Topics*
All sessions start time: 1:00pm (CET)
Duration: 1 hr
3 March 2020: How to develop financial projections – Part 1
25 March 2020: How to develop financial projections – Part 2
21 April 2020: Understanding investor requirements
26 May 2020: Identifying the right financial instruments for your technology company
23 June 2020: How to get ready for corporate contracts
21 July 2020: Course completion, final evaluation, and awarding of certificates
August -September 2020: one-on-one mentorship opportunity with experts for participants who successfully completed the course.
*Please note that exact webinar dates and time will be confirmed 1-2 weeks ahead of time and the order of the topics are subject to change depending on the availability of experts.
How to develop financial projections – Part 1
Participants will learn why financial projections are fundamental to understanding their business needs and attracting investors and will learn how to forecast future revenues and expenses. This interactive webinar will not only address how to build solid financial projections but also how to translate business ideas into numbers using pro forma financial statements and sensitivity analyses. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions related to developing financial projects to an industry expert.
3 March 2020
How to develop financial projections – Part 2
This session will focus on how to develop financial projections using an excel tool. Participants will learn how to conduct the financial modelling of their business and understand the key drivers to determine their funding needs.
Also including understanding investor requirements;
Identifying the right financial instruments for your tech company; how to get ready for corporate contracts.
25 March 2020
Understanding Investor Requirements
Information to come.
21 April 2020
Managing Director, Gambia Angel Investors Network
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Vertis Capital
Senator, World Business Angel Forum
More courses are coming
The 2019 Leadership Webinar is complete
Thank you to all participants
NOTE: Those who wish to pursue the course certificate but have not completed the assignments can submit previous assignments before 16 August 2019 to with subject line “EQUALS Webinar # ___ Assignment”.
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