The 2nd EAE Investor Conference focuses on entrepreneurial ventures led by women
13 de December de 2019
13 de December de 2019
EAE Investor held its second annual meeting to mark Women's Entrepreneurship Day and Global Entrepreneurship Week.
Organized by the open investment platform EAE Investor and held at the Loom venue in Madrid (Huertas 11), the conference was attended by business angels, investors and other investment capital funds, who interacted with the four projects presented there, all led by women entrepreneurs: Fixme, Zymvol, Naru Intelligence and Rocking Baby.
Carmen Martos, the Director of Professional Careers at EAE, introduced the EAE brand to the participants and gave an overview of the background of the School’s open investment platform. In the first edition, held in July, EAE Investor managed to generate an injection of 350,000 euros into two of its entrepreneurial ventures. “We aim to surpass the figures achieved in the first edition of EAE Investor at this event, in which we present projects led by female entrepreneurs” explained Carmen Martos.
Carmen Pumariño, the Coordinator of EAE’s open investment platform, expressed her satisfaction at the way the initiative has evolved over the course of the 10 months it has been running. The first conference surpassed all expectations, and organizing this second edition has been a challenge so that it coincided with Women's Entrepreneurship Day. “Today we are putting the focus firmly on women, and we want to dynamize and enhance the visibility of female entrepreneurs and investors. The feedback from the investors has been really positive. They emphasized the high quality of the projects presented and the standard of the presenters themselves”, she explained. Moreover, she added that they have manager to bring projects to the whole of Spain that hardly anybody knew about before. They also plan to organize conference in Latin America and create an online platform that brings all the project together for 2020.
As a leading example of a successful entrepreneur, the 2nd EAE Investor Conference welcomed Rebeca Toribio, the Founder of Superchulo Madrid, who at 25 years old managed to set up a restaurant that attracts an average of 2,500-3,500 diners per week. Rebeca explained how her project developed, before describing EAE Investor as the ideal forum for presenting and publicizing new projects. “I am a person who likes to see a job well done, and becoming an entrepreneur has given me the opportunity to put this into practice. You know you are on the right track when you have happy customers, when you can see that your message is being received and understood”, emphasized Rebeca Toribio.
Mónica Pérez, an entrepreneur and member of the investment group Woman Angels for Steam, explained gave an overview of her organization at the second EAE Investor Conference. “Our association of business angels has two objectives: fostering a culture of investment among women, and promoting projects led by women, with female founders or co-founders. We are gradually managing to encourage more and more women to join the entrepreneurial ecosystem”.
The four projects presented at the 2nd Edition of EAE Investor
Fixme, Zymvol, Naru Intelligence and Rocking Baby were the four entrepreneurial ventures led by women presented at the event, all coming from different parts of: Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao and San Sebastián.
Anindya Saha, the Director of EAE Investor and Founding Partner of NERO Ventures, emphasized that “the 2nd EAE Investor Conference aims to break down the stereotypes around entrepreneurship, such as the idea that projects led by are not technological or profitable enough”.