IN AWE: Native startup teams pool sources to assist ladies entrepreneurs

IN AWE: Local startup groups pool resources to support women entrepreneurs

Three of the Tampa Bay Space’s most well-known names within the startup area, Synapse, Tampa Bay Wave, and Embarc Collective, are becoming a member of forces with USF’s Girls in Management & Philanthropy (WLP) and Tampa Bay Enterprise & Wealth to current the inaugural “IN AWE: Investing In, Nurturing and Accelerating Girls Entrepreneurs: An Occasion Advancing Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Girls-Run Corporations.”

The digital expertise, by ladies and for ladies, is an effort to advance entrepreneurship, innovation, and women-run corporations by pooling sources that assist ladies as innovators and tech entrepreneurs within the Tampa Bay Space.

IN AWE will permit feminine founders, buyers, women-of-influence, neighborhood leaders, and representatives to community and change concepts, and showcase rising know-how.

As a result of a part of WLP’s mission is to advance the strategic objectives of the College of South Florida (USF), collaborating with Synapse, Wave, and Embarc was a no brainer. 

“We associate with organizations in our neighborhood that share our ethos, our mission,” explains India Witte, govt director of USF’s Girls in Management & Philanthropy. Witte can be assistant vice chairman of the USF Basis.
“Partnering was logical for us as a result of that is the subsequent step in our journey and our mission — to assist create an surroundings the place our feminine college students can discover success after they depart the classroom.”

“Below [USF] President Steven Currall, there may be a good stronger emphasis on neighborhood engagement,” Witte provides. “We view [this partnership] as fulfilling our mission to assist ladies whereas, partly, advancing the college’s mission of supporting the neighborhood.”

What higher place to start out the method of participating future entrepreneurs than within the classroom? For WLP, training was an intriguing angle that appealed to them to associate on IN AWE.

“We discovered this collaboration enticing as a result of we wish to put money into our college students, not solely whereas they’re college students at USF, however we wish to make certain they’re positioned for fulfillment of their profession path,” says Witte.
Occasions similar to IN AWE, and the myriad of different applications these startup hubs ship, go a great distance to assist generate a extra enhanced ecosystem for present and potential ladies entrepreneurs. Witte says WLP understands that investing within the current of the USF neighborhood is vital for his or her future.

“A greater ecosystem for ladies entrepreneurs advantages our college students; we would like them to remain within the Tampa Bay area,” says Witte.
IN AWE shall be carried out Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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