Horn Entrepreneurship’s WE Hatch, Empowering Women in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is preparing to launch its inaugural event: A virtual keynote that will feature the program’s associate director, Gail Ball, founder Charlie Horn, guest speaker Amber Glassman, and keynote speaker Erica Nemser.
The event will take place on Sept. 24, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and audience members will have a chance to participate in a Q&A session.
WE Hatch is also proud to announce two workshop series which will explore in-depth different areas of entrepreneurship, from handling yourself during a Q&A to customer discovery and team building.
These new programs are part of the emerging and exciting delivery channels which WE Hatch will be offering in the fall, which address some of the differences and disadvantages in the entrepreneurial journeys of women and other underrepresented groups of today.
WE Hatch programming also intends to span a range of outlets, from virtual workshops, to networking, to curriculum building within Horn. These efforts align with associate director Gail Ball’s vision for the initiative to provide meaningful content, capacity, and community that is geared towards women and female founders.
The first series, the Practical Insights and Networking series, will meet early mornings from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on Oct. 1, 15, and 21, Nov. 12, and Dec. 3. Sessions will connect students with recent graduates and experienced alum that will provide advice and mentorship by giving an inside look into their careers. Breakout rooms will allow students to be able to network and discuss with each speaker and other attendees.
“This is an opportunity for someone who is a potential role model to share their story with students,” Ball said. “We’re focusing on near-peer: People who are out of school, [from] less than 10 years. So there’s an easier identification with that person, and it creates different kinds of freedoms for asking questions.”
The second is a Professional Development Workshop, a five-part series that will include content specific to the female founder experience, but will also have a focus on entrepreneurship in the era of COVID-19. This program of professional development will seek to accelerate innovation, whether you are working from home or living at work, so to speak. It can be attended as a full series or in specific sessions and areas of interest.
“This curriculum is equally as meaningful for entrepreneurs as it is to intrapreneurs – change agents and innovation leaders in companies,” Ball said.
Sessions will begin on Oct. 23, and will continue in spring of 2021, with four additional sessions. Pricing for each three hour session begins at $249. Each will explore a specific topic and build individual skills through lecture, discussion, networking, practice, peer coaching, and instructor synthesis.
- Oct 23: How to present yourself, your ideas and get the check in a Q&A setting.
- Feb. 4: How to ask for, listen to and use customer discovery to improve your product or yourself!
- March 4: Going to market with your innovations to disrupt the status quo, and change management.
- April 1: Team Effort - Co-founders, allies/advisors, investors, early hires.
- May 6: Storytelling: Pitch presentation - getting the resources you want: capital, human resources, time to build out your ideas.
WE Hatch is University of Delaware Horn Entrepreneurship’s newest initiative. More information such as programming and current topics can be found on our website.
To celebrate this upcoming initiative, we extend an invitation for all to attend WE Hatch’s launch on Sept. 24 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. For details and registration, click here.
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