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Women's Funding Summit

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
This virtual funding summit will connect U.S. women-in-business with different funding & financing programs to help their business grow.

About this event

Women's Funding Summit

Capital is the lifeblood of any business, but especially small business. Without adequate financing, through microloans, commercial lending, or investment capital, most entrepreneurs cannot start new businesses or grow their existing companies. In 2022, women still have less access to funding and report lower financials than men.

Join US Commercial Service for this virtual summit to learn about the different types of financing and funding available to your business. You’ll hear directly from the lenders and investors who want to work with you and connect with other women who have successfully used their programs to start or grow their business.

Together we’ll get funded, go online and go global.

Agenda - Times Listed in Pacific

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Plenary Session: Financing and Funding for Women, Welcome Remarks from Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade Diane Farrell

10:15 - 11:00 a.m. - Breakout sessions: Microlender or Traditional Lender

11:15 - 12:00 p.m. - Breakout sessions: Investor or FinTech Lender

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. - Breakout sessions: Startup Lender or SBA Trade Finance Lender

1:15 - 2:00 p.m. - Breakout sessions: Crowdfunding or Alternative Lender

Although this event is focused on U.S. women-in-business, all U.S. attendees are welcome to join this free program.

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.