The Women’s Venture Fund Announces Its Second TakeFLIGHT Conference

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A unique opportunity for women business owners to meet with active investors and successful entrepreneurs.

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"I'm excited to be part of this important educational event that helps women design and create their best possible future", says Jeff Hoffman, Founder, Priceline, UBid and Hollywood film producer. .

The Women’s Venture Fund announces TakeFLIGHT: Enterprising Women’s Summit on June 11, 2016, in New York City. This is the only event in the city where women entrepreneurs can meet investors and vie for funding for their firms, as well as work through real life business challenges in small group settings, led by experienced business leaders.

The investor headliner is Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and UBid, Principal of ColorJar and Hollywood film producer, bringing a commitment to women entrepreneurs to the table. "I'm excited to be part of this important educational event that helps women design and create their best possible future," says Jeff.

“We’re especially excited about this year’s Summit because it is a rare occasion for our clients to meet with investors specifically looking to fund women-owned firms,” said Maria Otero, WVF’s President and Founder. “We’ve partnered with five investors with diverse industry interests, allowing us to match participants with funders in their space.”

The other investors for the Summit are:

  •     Cynthia Ringo, Senior Partner, DBL Partners
  •     Kira Makagon, EVP Innovation, RingCentral
  •     Bruce H. Lipnick, Founder and CEO, Asset Alliance Corp.
  •     Twyla Garrett, Founder & CEO, Investment Management Enterprises

We urge anyone interested in applying to any of the three pitching sessions to do so by June 1st to allow time to prepare for what could be a life-changing opportunity.

Choosing from more than a dozen workshop sessions, attendees will meet with successful entrepreneurs who are experts in digital marketing, business development and sales, as well as financial management. “I'm thrilled to be speaking at the WVF’s Enterprising Women Summit. As a serial entrepreneur and advisor, I feel it's crucial to provide female entrepreneurs a community of support, mentorship and tools to help them build their businesses and navigate the funding world,” says Shalini Vadhera, Summit speaker and Founder & CEO, Power Beauty Living.

Enterprising business owners will come away from the conference with practical and innovative solutions that can be directly applied to their business ventures.

“Having access to the experience and intelligence of these business leaders is like having your own advisory board. I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting experience!” says seasoned entrepreneur and executive consultant Audrey Siegel.

For press passes: Contact Jessie McNair: Jessie.mcnair(at)wvf-ny(dot)org.
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About the Women’s Venture Fund
Founded in 1994, The Women’s Venture Fund is a nonprofit organization that helps women to establish thriving businesses in urban communities. The organization has served more than 18,000 firms, helping to launch more than 3,200 new small businesses through a range of services including business training, funding and advisory services. As a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), WVF has administered loans to nearly 2,000 women entrepreneurs in NYC. To learn more about WVF, visit:

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