The HealthTech Venture Network proudly welcomes Women Entrepreneurs Boston Program Director Kara Miller to our 2017 Conference line up, as a speaker on “How Female Tech Founders Can Leverage Growth Resources.” Held from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., this moderated panel seeks to educate aspiring and current entrepreneurs on the nuances of navigating and leveraging growth resources. Learn where to start and how to catalyze your startup.
Miller has spent the past eight years working with businesses citywide on initiatives and programs designed to support and serve Boston’s small business community.
In 2015, Miller launched Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS), a City of Boston program designed to advance Boston’s women entrepreneurs and create a more inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem. Since the launch of the program over 3,000 women have participated in WE BOS through one-on-one coaching, educational programming and networking opportunities.
Miller is also a member of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and has been a coach for Babson’s Women Innovating Now Lab (WIN lab). Prior to joining the City of Boston, Miller was the Executive Director of West Roxbury Main Streets, a non-profit organization with a focus on economic development and community revitalization.
The City of Boston’s Women Entrepreneurs Boston (WE BOS) program will host their 3rd annual WE BOS week on October 16th through the 20th. WE BOS week will convene Boston’s entrepreneurial ecosystem for a full week of events held throughout the city, featuring high-profile speakers, skill-building workshops, coaching sessions and networking opportunities.
While Boston has a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem, women-led businesses continue to face challenges including access to funding and difficulty finding mentors and networks to support them as they grow. The Diana Report released in 2014 found that women-led startups only receive 3% of venture capital (VC) funding.
Register now for a day of innovation and progressive healthtech discussion with a spotlight on female entrepreneurs in the industry. Early Bird tickets available until September 1st and General Admission on sale until October 2nd.