“As a longtime disciple of womanlike entrepreneurship, Quesnay is really vehement to precedence a endless knowledge using tellurian creation competitions for corporate clients to launch a initial Female Founders in Tech competition,” said Jennifer Byrne, boss of Quesnay. “Women mostly miss entrance to appropriation and mentorship to grow their businesses. Among a scarcely 500 deals sealed in a Fintech zone in a US in 2016, less than a dozen went to companies founded by women. We wish to make a certain and evident impact to showcase female-founded companies with viable products that could be fast scaled by suggestive partnerships.”
Through October 31, margin can entrance a online height at www.quesnays.com/competitions and request to win financial, mentoring and selling support. U.S.-based record startups led by a womanlike that have during slightest a smallest viable product germane to a financial services and/or word industries are speedy to apply.
Applicants will benefit prominence to a village of suspicion leaders from a try collateral and financier communities, a insurance, financial and record industries and distinguished universities. Among a applicants, 6 finalists will be comparison to attend in a live representation eventuality on December 11, hosted by Open Innovation Lab during Alley powered by Verizon, and accept personalized superintendence from a competition’s corporate sponsors. In addition, finalists will accept Microsoft Azure cloud computing credit.
Quesnay’s corporate sponsors opposite a financial services, insurance, legal, and record industries embody AARP, American Family Insurance, RGAx, Sterling National Bank, TD Bank, Thomson Reuters and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati. The finalists will have a event to work with these sponsors and with Quesnay’s network of leaders some-more broadly by mentorship as good as a intensity to try partnerships following a competition.
“I knew we wanted to be an businessman from a immature age and am speedy by a augmenting series of intrepid women heading businesses,” said Scarlett Sieber, Chief Innovation Officer and Head of Strategic Information and Digital during Opus Bank. “While we have finished a lot of progress, there is a lot to be finished in providing women-led businesses with an equal personification margin to entrance required appropriation and expansion opportunities. Mentorship and clever networks are vicious and severely raise a possibility for success.”