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Level up your skills by getting educated on a wide variety of important business and fundraising topics through our virtual learning platform. Virtual workshops are led by IFW coaches and expert guest instructors. Workshops are approximately one hour and are always recorded and archived in the IFundWomen Library in case you can’t make it. 

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Upcoming workshops

How to Find a Technical Co-founder

In the early days of your startup it will be hard to attract a technical co-founder to build your app, but by knowing how to efficiently build of your MVP and get some traction, you can de-risk the opportunity for the tech person and change the conversation from "I Need You" to "Here's an Opportunity"...which makes it easier for them to say 'Yes' to joining forces with you. In this workshop, learn what to look for in a CTO, how to evaluate them properly, and how to find and attract them. 

Wednesday January 27, 2021 12:00 PM
Nelly Yusupova

Startup Tech Advisor & Creator of TechSpeak.co

How to use IFundWomen to launch and scale your business

IFundWomen is the go-to marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to fund them. Whether you're just starting out or you already have an established brand, IFundWomen can help propel your business forward. Learn how to leverage our funding platform to raise capital, build your brand, monetize your product or service, and launch and scale your business.
 

Wednesday January 27, 2021 2:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach
Crowdfunding 101 weekly webinar

This "How to Crowdfund" Weekly Zoom Webinar should be your first stop on your crowdfunding journey. Learn all the basics of what you need to have a successful campaign.

Thursday January 28, 2021 1:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach

Past workshops

How to use IFundWomen to launch and scale your business

IFundWomen is the go-to marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to fund them. Whether you're just starting out or you already have an established brand, IFundWomen can help propel your business forward. Learn how to leverage our funding platform to raise capital, build your brand, monetize your product or service, and launch and scale your business.
 

Wednesday January 06, 2021 2:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach
Crowdfunding 101 weekly webinar

This "How to Crowdfund" Weekly Zoom Webinar should be your first stop on your crowdfunding journey. Learn all the basics of what you need to have a successful campaign. 

Thursday January 07, 2021 1:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach
Perfect your business pitch

When preparing for your crowdfunding campaign, the first and most important exercise is honing your pitch. As a Founder, it is your job to be able to articulate the mission of your company and the problem your product/service is solving, making sure whoever is listening fully understands why your business needs to exist. A perfect pitch is not only extremely valuable for your crowdfunding campaign,  but it’s also critical to getting your first customers, and eventually securing your next round of funding after your campaign. Join us for this interactive session with IFundWomen Startup Coach, Alex Brockelman, where you'll write and practice pitching your business live!

Monday January 11, 2021 11:00 AM
Alex Brockelman

Startup Coach at IFundWomen

How to use IFundWomen to launch and scale your business

IFundWomen is the go-to marketplace for women-owned businesses and the people who want to fund them. Whether you're just starting out or you already have an established brand, IFundWomen can help propel your business forward. Learn how to leverage our funding platform to raise capital, build your brand, monetize your product or service, and launch and scale your business.
 

Wednesday January 13, 2021 2:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach
Crowdfunding 101 weekly webinar

This "How to Crowdfund" Weekly Zoom Webinar should be your first stop on your crowdfunding journey. Learn all the basics of what you need to have a successful campaign. 

Thursday January 14, 2021 1:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach
Turning Passion Into Profit

Do you have an idea for a business but aren’t sure how to make it happen? Have you started your business and feel a bit lost? Perhaps you're overwhelmed by the idea of running a business? If so, you've come to the right place. Ashley Olafsen unintentionally started her first business as a Sophomore in High School. 3 ventures, 2 published books, and 1 TEDx talk later, she is a Startup Coach at IFundWomen. In this encouraging and interactive talk, you'll learn the fundamentals of starting a business and leave with the confidence and encouragement needed to get started.

Friday January 15, 2021 1:00 PM
Ashley Olafsen

Startup Coach at IFundWomen

IFundWomen 2021 Level Up: A daylong entrepreneur mastermind

Join us on Wednesday, January 20 to gain key insights, resources, tools, and connections to drive your business forward, faster in 2021—and beyond. Over the course of the day, IFundWomen Coaches will be covering topics from how to raise capital, to how to get sales, with tons of time for candid conversation and AMA moments. Come with your questions! 

SCHEDULE

  • Welcome - Hosted by Karen Cahn
  • How to raise your first $30K - Hosted by Karen Cahn
  • Grant recipient roundtable - Moderated by Olivia Owens
  • Lunchtime Founder Support Circle - Hosted by IFundWomen Coaching Team
  • Ready, set, 2021! Business goal setting - Hosted by Ashley Olafsen
  • ABC (Always be closing): How to build your 2021 sales funnel - Hosted by Zeina Muna
  • Grant Writing 101: Demystifying the grant landscape - Hosted by Virginia Almendarez
  • What's next? Breakout sessions - Hosted by IFundWomen Coaching Team

 

Tuesday January 19, 2021 10:00 AM
IFundWomen Coaches
Crowdfunding 101 weekly webinar

This "How to Crowdfund" Weekly Zoom Webinar should be your first stop on your crowdfunding journey. Learn all the basics of what you need to have a successful campaign. 

Thursday January 21, 2021 1:00 PM
IFW Startup Coach
How to hit your funding goal: Network Mapping & Rewards Strategy

In business, your network is your net worth. Raising money is first and foremost a sales process and requires a sales approach in order for you to hit your goal.  The IFW Network mapping process provides you with a realistic idea of how much money you can raise through your campaign. The process involves looking through your contacts in your various communities, platforms, and devices, and mapping out how much you expect them to give. Taking out this guesswork will allow you to be more targeted in your marketing, confident with your ask, and clear on the path to hitting your funding goal. Also, learn strategies for expanding and growing your network if your immediate list is limited. Come ready to talk about your business model and what your business needs to make money. Bring your IFundWomen Method Playbook with you!

Monday January 25, 2021 12:00 PM
Elizabeth Eichhorn

Startup Coach at IFundWomen

Marketing Your Crowdfunding Campaign and Making the Ask

The secret to raising money is ALL about how you make the ask! We get it, asking for money from your friends, family, or complete strangers can be awkward and uncomfortable. The best crowdfunders overcome this fear by treating their crowdfunding campaign like a sales process. In the first part of this workshop, you'll get expert marketing and social media advice for your crowdfunding campaign. Discuss how to get a community engaged around your campaign, how to contact influencers, and tactics that drive your backers to support your campaign. Then for the second part of this workshop, combine your pitching skills with your network mapping strategy to determine which message is right for every type of potential backer for your campaign. You'll learn how to confidently make the ask to your friends and family, get over those awkward feelings, and raise more money for your crowdfunding campaign.

Tuesday January 26, 2021 3:00 PM
Virginia Almendarez

IFW Startup Coach

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