4 reasons why you should attend Facebook’s SheLeadsTech Mumbai event

By Team YS|25th May 2017
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YourStory is the outreach partner for SheLeadsTech from Facebook.

While dreaming of starting one’s own business is one thing, turning it into reality is a different ball game altogether. Starting up is not just a fad or an ‘in’ thing. It is the stuff of blood, toil and tears. Aspects like a sound business and technology plan and a robust roadmap for the long-term are some of the elements that can help you build your business, bit by bit.

Facebook has recently launched the SheLeadsTech initiative to nurture aspiring women entrepreneurs by creating a strong ecosystem in which they can thrive and grow. An interactive platform for tech-related ventures, SheLeadsTech gives women entrepreneurs access to resources, tools, know-how and exclusive mentorship that helps them build and scale their businesses.


As part of the initiative, Facebook has been reaching out to women entrepreneurs at offline meetups since March. In case you missed the events in Delhi and Bengaluru, try to catch the Facebook SheLeadsTech meetup being held on June 7, 2017, in Mumbai, where Anjali Bansal, programme mentor and Director - GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Bata India, Tata Power and Voltas, will be the chief guest.

You can register here (Use promo code Early50 to avail a special discount. Hurry up!)

Here are some of the other reasons you simply cannot miss this event (or, for that matter, signing up for the SheLeadsTech programme).

Networking opportunity

If we haven’t said it already, we’re saying it again. Networking is one of the most constructive ways of growing any business organically, and such meetups are the most effective networking platform to meet like-minded individuals and learning from them.

Mentorship

Eminent women entrepreneurs from across domains are mentors for the SheLeadsTech programme which can give you exclusive access to them. For Mumbai, the mentor list includes

Durga Raghunath, Co-founder, Juggernaut Books; Naiyya Saggi, CEO and Founder, BabyChakra, Shikha Uberoi, Co-founder of Indi.com and Anjali Bansal, formerly global Partner and MD with TPG Growth Private Equity. You can meet and interact with them in person at the event. That’s a whole lot of talent and experience under one roof.

Access to tools and resources

The programme opens the doors to more knowledge about Facebook developer tools, monthly interactive AMA (Ask Me Anything) sessions with mentors, free credits to tools, and access to essential services from various programme partners such as MailChimp, App Annie, and AWS.

Visibility

If you have the drive and passion backed by the skills, the platform will shine a light on that. Entrepreneurs selected for the programme can gain additional visibility through online articles.

Now that you know the reasons why the SheLeadsTech programme is a valuable opportunity for women entrepreneurs to make it big, do ensure that you attend the Mumbai meetup, where you can get more information on how you can be a part of this exciting journey.

Register for the event today, and be sure to save the date. (Limited seats available. Use promo code Early50 to avail a special discount. Book now!)

Date: June 7, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue: Cuckoo Club, Bandra (Map Link)