This webinar is part of our free, open-access Business Bootcamp online training programme. Developed with Accenture, it has been released in response to the professional needs of women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries, arising as a result of COVID-19.

Business Bootcamp 20: Alternate sources of funding – crowdfunding

The purpose of this webinar is to explain what crowdfunding is and how it can be used, how to assess if it is right for you and how to plan and evaluate an effective crowdfunding campaign.

Having completed this webcast, you will be able to discover what crowdfunding is and how it can help entrepreneurs, define and describe elements involved in crowdfunding, know how to use crowdfunding to attract investors for a new business, invention or other project and assess if it is a proper alternative method of raising finance for a business, project or idea.

Our speaker, Audra Shallal, is the founder and Managing Director of BOSS Consulting, the professor and Head of Entrepreneurship Programmes in Grandes Ecoles – ENSCP, CELSA, Polytechnique, ParisTech, a Partner (CDO) in Executive Business Accelerator, a former Vice President of Femmes Business Angels, an external Consultant and Expert Advisor in OECD, UNEP, UNIDO, EC and an Advisory Board Member in Tenmou Bahrain Business Angels, BADGE Business Angels des Grandes Ecoles, MENA-OECD Enterprise Financing Network.

Closing the gender gap in entrepreneurship

The Business Bootcamp webinar series forms part of our recently-launched 100,000 Women Campaign. Over three years, it will see the Foundation directly support over 100,000 more women entrepreneurs in low and middle-income countries and, through advocacy, work to create a more enabling global business ecosystem for women. This in turn will empower them to create better futures for themselves, their families, their communities and the world.

How can you support us?

With major implications for economies, businesses and entrepreneurs around the globe, the need for our work during this time increases. If you are able to help by making a donation to our 100,000 Women Campaign today you’ll be enabling us to continue and expand the services women entrepreneurs need more than ever to support their families, communities and societies for years to come.

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