Swiss Entrepreneurship Program

NextGen WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WEEK 2019

11 - 15 MARCH 2019 | SWITZERLAND

WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

The NextGen Women Entrepreneurs Week supports a new generation of women entrepreneurs from Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia, Peru and Vietnam who are focused on creating market value to drive business growth. The one week program held in Switzerland leverages mentors and investors to support the women entrepreneurs to overcome road blocks preventing their business from growing.

The women entrepreneurs are founders or CEO of businesses already in the market with a unique product or service and which strive for future global expansion. The mentors are successful entrepreneurs, investors and business people from the women entrepreneurs home countries and Switzerland. These mentors and investors provide inspiration and lessons from their own story, engage on important entrepreneurship topics and work to improve the business models of the NextGen Women Entrepreneurs.

Here’s a deeper insight into the NextGen Women Entrepreneurs Week 2017.

Impressions from the Women Entrepreneurs Week 2019

The second edition of the women entrepreneurs week ended on Friday, March 15, 2019 with a well visited public pitch. 6 finalists, who convinced the jury on Thursday most, could present their ventures to a wider audience and in front of a high level jury. These ventures only represented a fraction of great startup ideas evolving out of Peru, Vietnam and the Western Balkans. The 3 ventures coming first were Paola Mego with Qimi, Maria del Mar with Crack the Code and Natalija Burgieva with MamaOrgana
“This was truly inspiring. So Powerful” mentioned one guest, a Zurich-based Headhunter during the break, while the high-level jury was discussing the deliberation of the prizes.
20 talented and smart female founders from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia, Peru, Serbia and Vietnam with diverse business ideas, ranging from SaaS projects, to smart hardware, food and tourism, gathered for one week in Zurich to learn, share and work hard to bring their venture to the next level – and to network with each other and the Swiss startup community. Bojana Mumović Peruško, Co-founder of FeJuice from Serbia comes to the point that: “If you are surrounded with such amazing women for the whole week, it makes you humble, but at the same time proud to be the part of that crowd. This great energy inspires and changes perspective.”

ENTREPRENEURS

Blerina Ago

Active Albania - Albania

Kristi Janku

kikiliciouss - Albania

Belma Alagić

bookvar - Bosnia & Herzegovina

Dina Lasic

bSmart - Bosnia & Herzegovina

Natalija Burgieva

MamaOrgana - Macedonia

Aleksandra Janakievska

LAIKA- Macedonia

Svetlana Kordumova

Pixyle - Macedonia

Paola Mego

qimi - Perú

Ileana Tapia

Sicurezza - Perú

Maria del Mar Velez

Crack the Code - Perú

Alicia Vivanco

Fitness Pass - Perú

Claudia Quintanilla

Rextie - Perú

Biljana Krneta

Viselio - Serbia

Kristina Paralidis

innSono - Serbia

Bojana Mumović Peruško

FeJuice - Serbia

Eleonora Sergijević

Swiftty - Serbia

Anja Varnicic

UrbiGo - Serbia

Huyen Tran

True Juice - Vietnam

Dao Mai

Dan Lat - Vietnam

Ha Vu

Nemzone - Vietnam

Nguyen (July) Tran

Foodmap - Vietnam

Ngan (Vicky) Le

Colorpop - Vietnam

MENTORS & INVESTORS

Rafaela Rica

Mentor - Albania

Fabiola Duro

Investor - Albania

Maja Jovičić

Mentor - Bosnia & Herzegovina

Ivana Stankovic

Investor - Macedonia

Carolina Botto Bar

Mentor - Perú

Elizabeth Acuña Rivera

Investor - Perú

Sonja Dakic

Mentor - Serbia

Sandra Nešić

Investor - Serbia

Chi Mai

Mentor - Vietnam

Giang Do

Mentor - Vietnam

Ly Phan

Mentor - Vietnam

Duc Nguyen

Investor - Vietnam

An Ha

Investor - Vietnam

ACTIVITIES OF THE WEEK

VENUES & LOCATIONS

Kraftwerk  Reithalle  Kosmos  WeSpace

#SessionWhoTimeVenue
1WelcomeTeresa Widmer , Liliana de Sá 09:00Kraftwerk
2Introduction & getting to know each otherAnaïs Sägesser , Andreia Camichel-Fernandes 09:15Kraftwerk
3Input: How to ask for/receive feedbackAnaïs Sägesser 11:00Kraftwerk
4Initial pitching part 1Anaïs Sägesser 11:30Kraftwerk
5Lunch 12:30
6Initial pitching part 2Anaïs Sägesser 13:30Kraftwerk
7Input: Pitching for investors Andreia Camichel-Fernandes 15:00Kraftwerk
8Welcome Dinner 18:30Reithalle
#SessionWhoTimeVenue
1Workshop: User Insights for EntrepreneursXenia Meier 09:00Kraftwerk
2Workshop: Digital Marketing for EntrepreneursCaroline Grewar-Brinkhoff 10:30Kraftwerk
3Peer Exchange for mentors & investorsAnaïs Sägesser , Andreia Camichel-Fernandes Kraftwerk
4Excursion Swiss Mountains including DinnerEnrico Fantini 12:30Swiss Alps
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1Workshop: Entrepreneurial ResilienceAnaïs Sägesser 10:00Kosmos
2Lunch 12:00
3Rehearsal pitchesKatharina Iten , Chahna Gosrani 13:30Kosmos
4Weconnect @ WespaceMaggie Berry , Kathrin Puhan-Henz 18:30Wespace
#SessionWhoTimeVenue
1Final pitchesSusanne Grossmann , Christian Winkler , Katka Letzing , Sophie Neuhut , Barbara Fischer 09:00Kosmos
2Lunch 12:30
3Wrapup of the weekAnaïs Sägesser , Andreia Camichel-Fernandes 13:30Kosmos
4Coffee & Cake 16:00Kosmos

HOSTS

Teresa Widmer

Teresa Widmer

Global Manager - Swiss Entreperneurship Program

Enrico Fantini

Enrico Fantini

Program Officer - Swiss Entrepreneurship Program

Liliana de Sá

Liliana de Sá

Head of Private Sector Development - SECO

Anaïs Sägesser

Anaïs Sägesser

Co-Facilitator

Caroline Grewar-Brinkhoff

Caroline Grewar-Brinkhoff

Digital Marketing Expert

Xenia Meier

Xenia Meier

User Insights Expert

Isabelle Swiderski

Isabelle Swiderski

Investor & Mentor

Roland Zeller

Roland Zeller

Investor & Mentor

Lena Hödl

Lena Hödl

Investor & Mentor

Tatjana de Kerros

Tatjana de Kerros

Investor & Mentor

Adrienne Perramond

Adrienne Perramond

Investor & Mentor

Jennifer Müller

Jennifer Müller

Valuation Expert

Louis-Martin L. Harbour

Louis-Martin L. Harbour

Valuation Expert

Katharina Iten

Katharina Iten

Mentor & Jury Member

Chahna Gosrani

Chahna Gosrani

Jury Member

Maggie Berry

Maggie Berry

Facilitator WEConnect @ WeSpace

Kathrin Puhan-Henz

Kathrin Puhan-Henz

Facilitator WEConnect @ WeSpace

Susanne Grossmann

Susanne Grossmann

Investor & Jury Member

Christian Winkler

Christian Winkler

Investor & Jury Member

Katka Letzing

Katka Letzing

Investor & Jury Member

Sophie Neuhut

Sophie Neuhut

Investor & Jury Member

Barbara Fischer

Barbara Fischer

Investor & Jury Member

Jakob Modéer

Jakob Modéer

Regional Program Manager - Swiss Entreperneurship Program

Blendina Cara

Blendina Cara

Facilitator ALB - Swiss Entrepreneurship Program

Luka Prisunjak

Luka Prisunjak

Facilitator BIH - Swiss Entrepreneurship Program

Nina Nikolikj

Nina Nikolikj

Facilitator MKD - Swiss Entrepreneurship Program

Kenia Ordonio

Kenia Ordonio

Facilitator PER - Swiss Entrepreneurship Program

Milena Milić

Milena Milić

Facilitator SRB - Swiss Entrepreneurship Program

Quynh Anh Nguyen

Quynh Anh Nguyen

Facilitator VNM - Swiss Entrepreneurship Program

WHO MAKES THE WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WEEK POSSIBLE?

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