Doyenne Retreat


June 20-22, 2014

Madison, WI

Calling all women-led ventures!  Are you striving to take your business to the next level…  

  • Are you just launching?
  • 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?
  • Apply to Attend before May 15th for Early Bird Pricing
  • Deadline to Apply to Attend is June 1!

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 $250 per venture and $100/each additional team member. Apply to Attend before June 1st!

The Doyenne Retreat Schedule

Friday, June 20
6:30 – 7:00 Registration, Dinner and Networking
7:00-7:30 Welcome:  Introduction of Organizers; Event Overview
7:30 – 8:30 Entrepreneur Presentations:  Each participating team provide 5 minute presentation on their venture

Saturday, June 21
8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:30  Speaker:  Developing Your Business Model & Goal Setting
9:30 – 12:00  Work Time for Entrepreneurial Teams - Meet with Mentors
12:00 – 12:30  Open Group Check-In
12:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30   Speaker:  Marketing and Acquiring Customers
1:30-3:00  Work Time for Groups
3:00-6:00 Meet with Mentors
6:00-8:00  Evening Reception-Open to Public, RSVP required

Sunday, June 22
9:00 – 9:30  Brunch Speaker: Growing and Financing your Venture
9:30- 12:00  Peer Mentoring and Work Time for Groups
12:00- 1:00  Presentation of Strategic Plan developed during weekend
1:00  Event Concludes

Apply to Attend before May 15th for Early Bird Pricing
Deadline to Apply to Attend is June 1!

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