June 21-23, 2013
Calling all women-led ventures! Are you striving to take your business to the next level…
- Are you hoping to launch within the next six months?
- Are you trying to grow your venture…maybe expand your offerings or enter new markets?
- Is it time to pivot and take your venture in a new direction?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should APPLY for The Doyenne Retreat!
The Doyenne Retreat is a weekend-long, strategic planning workshop for women-led startups. The Retreat is a opportunity for you and your team to escape the day-to-day routine and focus on developing your next strategic move. And, you do this with intense feedback and guidance from mentors and peers who are experiencing similar challenges. This is a unique opportunity to focus on your development as entrepreneur and your venture’s future. The is NOT a conference! You and your team need to come prepared to work on your venture while you are here. Please see the Doyenne Retreat schedule below.
At different points during the Doyenne Retreat, people from the entrepreneurial community will be visiting. These will include entrepreneurs, representatives from accelerators and financing institutions in the area, and other supporters of our entrepreneurial ecosystem. This is a fantastic chance to build your network.
In order to provide a personalized experience, we will be limiting participation to 10-15 women-led ventures. Once accepted, ventures can bring a team of up to 4 members (male and female) to the Doyenne Retreat. The cost of the retreat is $150 per venture.
We are accepting applications now! The deadline to apply is May 15th. We will notify you of acceptance by May 20th.
The Doyenne Retreat Schedule
Friday, June 21
6:00 – 7:00 Registration and Networking
7:00-7:30 Welcome: Introduction of Organizers and Mentors; Event Overview
7:30 – 9:00 Entrepreneur Presentations: Each participating team provide 5-7 minute presentation on their venture
Saturday, June 22
9:00 – 9:30 Breakfast Speaker: Developing Your Business Model & Goal Setting
9:30 – 12:00 Work Time for Entrepreneurial Teams - Meet with Mentors
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch and Open Group Check-In
12:30 – 1:00 Speaker: Marketing and Acquiring Customers
1:00-5:00 Work Time for Groups - Meet with Mentors
5:00-7:00 Evening Reception-Open to Public, RSVP required
Sunday, June 23
10:00 – 10:30 Brunch Speaker: Growing and Financing your Venture
10:30- 1:00 Work Time for Groups - Meet with Mentors
1:00: 3:00 Presentation of Strategic Plan developed during weekend-Open to Public, RSVP required
3:00 Event Concludes
Thursday, September 19, 2013
6:30-9:00 pm Follow-up meeting to discuss progress strategic plans developed during the Doyenne Retreat