SBE launches E3 program and Heads Over Heels launches in Melbourne
Startup Daily – 24th May 2017
SBE Australia, an organisation which helps women entrepreneurs become investor-ready, has announced the launch of a new program for early-stage female tech founders, E3: Empower, Evolve, Escalate.
To run in Sydney from July, the eight week program will see participants take part in a series of workshops aimed at equipping them with the skills and confidence to build high-growth tech businesses.
Julie Demsey, general manager of SBE Australia, said the program wants to help build stronger female-led tech companies by allowing founders to grow in a welcoming environment with like-minded people.
“There are many programs out there for early-stage companies at the idea stage, but not so many for companies that are already in business and need support to help them grow and scale,” she said.
Also looking to help further the growth of women leading startups is Head Over Heels, which is holding its first Portfolio event in Melbourne today.
Head Over Heels was founded in 2010 by a group of women primarily in the early-stage investment space as a response to the fact that they rarely saw pitches from women. The organisation looks to connect female entrepreneurs to the right business networks to help them grow.
Its Portfolio event series sees Head Over Heels select female CEOs to pitch their businesses to an audience, which then groups off into ‘Huddles’ in order to facilitate specific offers to connect.
Pitching at the first Melbourne event will be Renece Brewster of DataCreative, Prue Gilbert of Grace Papers, Dion Oxley of Quizling, and Lauran McKenzie from Scale.