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    Future. Female. Funding Summit by Lift Women

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    Bringing together experienced industry leaders, entrepreneurs, advisors and investors to share their wealth of experience and insights, the Future. Female. Funding Summit by Lift Women spotlights the future of funding and upcoming investment trends for females.

    Be in the hot seat and find out what the future holds for female funding, scaling to global heights and female leadership transformation. This summit is designed to inspire women to lean into their opportunities, think big and connect them with resources to start and thrive. Men are welcome and encouraged to attend. We need you as our allies!

    The Future. Female. Funding Summit by Lift Women consists of three events:

    • Virtual Panel #1: Tuesday 18 October | Future of Female Funding, 12pm-1pm AEDT
    • Virtual Panel #2: Wednesday 19 October | Going Global, 12pm-1pm AEDT
    • Hybrid Event (In-person at Mic Drop South Melbourne + Livestream): Wednesday 19 October | Female Founders Grant Pitch Night, 5.30pm-9.30pm AEDT

    All virtual events are FREE to attend, however registration is a must.

    There is a $20+booking fee cost to attend the in-person event. All proceeds from these ticket sales will go to the Lift Angels™ Pay-It-Forward Fund.

    Virtual Panel #1: Future of Female Funding
    Tuesday 18 October, 12pm-1pm AEDT


    This expert panel will talk through what early stage founders need to do to access funding, provide insights on future investment trends, and explore new funding pathways including NFTs and blockchain technology. We'll also be discussing alternative/non-traditional methods of funding, and touch on the regulatory/economic outlook.


    • Rebecca Rozencwajg, GM Investors/Alice Anderson Fund, LaunchVic | Angel Investor | Board Member, Verve Super
    • Liza Boston, Web 3.0 Venture Investor | Metaverse Entrepreneur | NFT Artist | Poet
    • Jonny Wilkinson, MD & Co-Founder, Equitise | Forbes 30 Under 30 | Member of the Federal Treasurer's Fintech Advisory Group
    • Katie Heathcote, Associate Director Technology - Export Services, Investment NSW | Business Mentor, UNSW Founders New Wave
    • Moderator: Irene Tsang, CEO & Founder, Lift Women

    Virtual Panel #2: Going Global
    Wednesday 19 October, 12pm-1pm AEDT

    Join us to hear business leaders and founders share their journeys on global expansion. With discussions on growth, scaling globally and transformational leadership, we will also cover why going global is an opportunity for everyone and to give yourself the permission to think BIG. We'll also talk to practical steps and insights on how to go global.


    • Debra Taylor, Founder, COO Open Sparkz and PAX Tech | Entrepreneur of the Year, Women in Finance 2021| Global Top 20 Women in Digital Commerce - 2020, 2021 and 2022
    • Sarah Neill, Founder & CEO, Mys Tyler | Member and Contributor, Forbes Business Council
    • Stuart Keen, Global Engagement Manager (Fintech), Austrade | Community Manager, FinTech Australia
    • Julie Demsey, Change Maker, Coach, Hypnotherapist, Startup Advisor, Author, Facilitator, Mentor, ex-Yahoo exec
    • Moderator: Irene Tsang, CEO & Founder, Lift Women

    Hybrid Event:
    Female Founders Grant Pitch Night
    Wednesday 19 October, 5.30pm-9.30pm AEDT
    In-person: Mic Drop South Melbourne, Level 5, 111 Cecil Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205 | $20+booking fee
    Virtual livestream: Register to receive the link to the livestream on the night | FREE

    The Female Founders Grant Pitch Night is the culmination of the Future. Female. Funding Summit. It is THE night for our finalists of the Female Founder Grant Challenge 2022 to present, pitch, and showcase their business ideas to the judging panel. The grant is to provide female entrepreneurs with the money and support to start or scale their business. Up for grabs is 3x $15,000 jump starter kits, which will be awarded to each category winner. The categories are:

    • Tech for Good Award
    • Social Impact Award
    • Next Gen Innovator Award
    • Backers Choice Award

    Join us to support the finalists as they battle it out at our first-ever in-person pitch night. All ticket proceeds from the evening will go to the Lift Angels™ Pay-It-Forward Fund. Food and drinks will be served. Make sure you register to attend to avoid missing out as tickets are limited.

    About Lift Women

    Lift Women is a social enterprise and Australia’s first female-focused crowdfunding platform dedicated to supporting female entrepreneurs across Australia with funding, skills and resources. They started in 2021 during the pandemic with a mission of making funding truly accessible and possible for all women and girls so they can be empowered to start their own businesses, attain financial independence and live a life to its fullest potential.

    Lift Angels™ - Get involved

    Lift Angels™ is transforming female funding. Together, we're building the world's biggest crowd to inspire, fund and elevate female entrepreneurs to be all they can be. It is a revolutionary funding ecosystem & shared-value community that not only raises but redistributes funds to women-led startups. It connects female entrepreneurs to backers and mentors who help them access the skills and support needed to start or scale their business.

    When you sign up to be a Lift Angel, 50% of your pledge goes directly into the Lift Angels™ Pay-It-Forward Fund. Every two months, this fund is redistributed to live crowdfunding projects as additional funding.

    When you sign up, you will UNLOCK YOUR ANGEL POWERS through our menu of benefits such as 1:1 Lift Angel sessions, community events and masterclasses, access free copywriting services and the Crowdfunding Playbook plus many more.

    Join the Lift Angels movement now.

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    Also, a big thank you to our Female Founders Grant Challenge sponsors

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