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June

16

2021

June Masterclass

Debunking Fundraising Myths & Facts for Womenpreneurs

Time : 11am - 12:30pm EST
Cost : Free
Event : Masterclass
with Brittany Barreto, PhD Cofounder, Executive Director FemTech Focus, Founding Partner Coyote Ventures 
Fundraising is an oftentimes illusive experience for female founders. Less than 2% of Venture Capital funding gets allocated to women owned businesses, and even less of that percentage goes to women of color. 
 
In this masterclass, Dr. Brittany Barreto will be debunking fundraising myths and facts for womenpreneurs. Fun fact: not everyone should be seeking funding! It’s the sexy thing to do, but it’s not always the right choice for founders. In fact, most businesses are not venture back-able in the first place. 
 
In this class, we’ll cover the common myths and misconceptions about fundraising, dive into the specifics of VC (Venture Capital) funding, expectations that will arise as a result from pursuing funding – both from you and the investor, and much more.
 

In this masterclass, you’ll learn:

  • What is a fundraise strategy?
  • How to create a fundraise strategy
  • Fundraising timelines
  • How do you find investors?
  • How do you get a warm introduction?
  • How to build, grow, and maintain investor relations
  • Step by Step protocol on how to raise capital
  • How to know if your business is ready, or should, seek investment
This session will include a live exercise, Q&A, opportunities for you to chat with Brittany about your investment strategy directly. 

More about Brittany

While finishing her PhD in genetics, Brittany launched the first nationwide DNA-based dating app in the U.S., Pheramor. She then joined as the Senior Venture Associate at Capital Factory and grew their portfolio by 205%, leading due-diligence on several successful investments. Brittany is the founding partner and emerging fund manager at Coyote Ventures, an early-stage femtech investment firm.

She is an expert at fundraising and VC capital, and during her masterclass, she’ll be debunking many myths and facts that surround raising capital as a female founder. 

This class is closed. Become a Sohuis member to get access to Brittany’s recording and all of our other classes!

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June

30

2021

June Member-Only Fireside Chat

Featuring Lauren Washington, Co-Founder & CEO, Fundr

 
 
 
Time : 11am - 12pm EST
Cost : Free for sohuis members
Event : Fireside Chat

Lauren is the cofounder and CEO of Fundr, a platform that automates and removes bias from seed investing by creating portfolios of AI-vetted startups.

Lauren also cofounded Black Women Talk Tech, the largest membership organization and only conference for black women founders and KeepUp, a social listening platform. Her companies have won multiple awards including the world’s largest pitch competition, 43North and the Advanced Imaging Society’s Distinguished Leadership Award. She has been featured in The New York Times, Elle, Inc and Black Enterprise and has been listed as a top female entrepreneur in Essence Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and CIO Magazine among others.

Lauren is going to be chatting with our members about funding, bootstrapping, scaling, and growing a business and a community from scratch to success.

*for Sohuis Community Members only. If you’re not a member yet, you can join here to meet Lauren to and get access to this session!

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July

14

2021

July Masterclass

Influence and Powerful Speaking for Small Businesses: How to Master Public Speaking with Your Core Values

Time : 11am - 12:30pm EST
Cost : Free
Event : Masterclass
with Gino Perrotte, Award-Winning Educator, Business Coach + Mentor
Extremely influential speakers have one thing in common: they communicate in a way that resonates emotionally with the people in their audience. Research about Human Behavior indicates that it’s emotion, not just information, that drives our behaviors. And when we communicate, our message is wrapped in the emotions that are attached to our Core Values. 
 
This Masterclass is designed to help you become conscious of, organize, and articulate your Core Values. During the workshop, you will learn how to:
  • Identify your top 5 current Core Values
  • Explore the foundational belief that is underlying each Core Value
  • Practice the extemporaneous style of public speaking in front of a small group by verbally articulating one of your Core Values and explaining why it is important to you
  • Receive expert feedback from Gino Perrotte, M.A. about the verbal and nonverbal aspects of your public speaking style (optional — it’s ok if you prefer not to receive feedback during this workshop
 
This session will include live exercises, Q&A, opportunities for you to chat with Gino about your core values and public speaking skills and opportunities. 
 

More about Gino: 

Gino Perrotte is an award-winning Human Communication consultant, instructor, speaker and coach. For the past decade, his professional career has been dedicated to helping others grow creative potential, increase perspective-taking abilities, and enhance human connections through improved soft skills. He is a published author, well-known professor and interpersonal communications expert, public speaking coach, and an expert in gender studies. 

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July

28

2021

July Member-Only Fireside Chat

Featuring Chenny Xia, Co-Founder & CEO, GotCare

 
 
 
Time : 11am - 12pm EST
Cost : Free for sohuis members
Event : Fireside Chat

Chenny is an experience designer, technologist, and serial entrepreneur. She’s played a leadership role at multiple design consultancies for over a decade before deciding to focus on one big, hairy challenge: creating a more equitable healthcare system through decolonization.

Previously, she’s worked with organizations such as the Canadian Armed Forces, Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, and Reliance Communications. Today, she uses her skills in service design, product management, and stakeholder facilitation to transform how home health is delivered across Canada.

Her current venture, Gotcare, scaled to become a business generating 7-digit revenues within their first year. Her projects have received numerous international awards, including Best of CES and the Consumer Electronics Association Innovation Award. Chenny has also been awarded funding from SheEO and has been named one of Canada’s Next 36 Leaders.

In her spare time, she works on DIY home renovation projects, hosts leadership retreats and community circles, and experiments with intercultural cooking. Her friends often call her an “energizer bunny” – if you come to her excited about an opportunity, she’ll likely be just as excited as you are by the end of the conversation.
 

Chenny will be talking with our members and sharing everything she has learned about growing and building her million+ business, GotCare. She’ll also be mentoring our members live on their businesses and answer all of their questions about building and scaling businesses.

*for Sohuis Community Members only. If you’re not a member yet, you can join here to meet Chenny to and get access to this session!

Past Workshops & Member Fireside Chats

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How to Start an Email List from Scratch with Newsletters, in Partnership with ConvertKit   

Featuring Angel Marie

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Member-Only Fireside Chat: Building an Online Empire 

with Abagail Pumphrey, Co-founder of Boss Project

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How to Build and Scale Your Influencer Marketing Strategy

Featuring Kristen Wiley, Founder/CEO of Statusphere

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Member-Only Fireside Chat: Landing Press and Getting Published

with Jessica Abo, award-winning journalist and best selling author

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Member Only Fireside Chat: The Formula to Scaling Globally

Featuring Kimberly Ofori, serial entrepreneur, startup mentor and consultant at ScaleUp Company

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Why You Need a Genuine Personality Brand: How to Stand Out in a Sea of Sameness and a World of Duplicates

Featuring Danielle Hughes, founder of More Than Words Marketing

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Marketing: The Driver of Your Purpose & Social Impact

Featuring Dr. Conway Dato-on, Professor of International Business & Social Entrepreneurship, Faculty Director: Global Links Initiative

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Member-Only Fireside Chat: Fundraising Bootcamp and the Basics of VC

with Anne Cocquyt, Founder of the GUILD

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Intro to Feminist Marketing & Business Practices: How to Build a Business that Generates Money & Justice

Featuring Kelly Diels, Feminist Writer, Educator and Feminist Marketing Consultant

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