Spain Hosts Innovative RAISE Coaching Sessions Empowering Technological Female Entrepreneurship in Rural Environments

Spain Hosts Innovative RAISE Coaching Sessions Empowering Technological Female Entrepreneurship in Rural Environments 1024 696 RAISE fosters startup growth and scale-up within and across Europe

An event organized by Fundecyt-PCTEX, as a part of the EU-funded RAISE project which aims to support startups and foster innovation, “Coaching Sessions on Technological Female Entrepreneurship in Rural Environments” took place on Friday, June 30th, 2023, at the Events Hall of the Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Extremadura.

The coaching sessions were designed for women-led startups in rural environments, individuals interested in rural and female entrepreneurship, and those curious about EU projects and innovation support services.

The event provided valuable insights into the world of women’s technological startups, enhancing their business models and offering a closer look at rural entrepreneurship. The coaching sessions aimed to:

  • Share life experiences of female startup founders.
  • Illuminate the significance of solid business plans for success in rural entrepreneurship.
  • Encourage networking and collaboration among female entrepreneurs in rural areas.

The Programme

The coaching session comprised two parts: introductory talks and presentations, followed by matchmaking sessions with startups, with a breakfast break in between.

Theory and Lessons: In the morning session, representatives from the RAISE project led discussions, offering a comprehensive overview of business partnership actions and addressing challenges faced by participants.

Coaching Sessions: Participants had the opportunity to connect with other startup representatives and experts in a relaxed setting.

Key Takeaways

Participants left the coaching session with:

  • A deeper understanding of rural business model actions and business partnership actions.
  • Practical skills to enhance their startup’s success in rural areas.
  • Insights from peers and interactive networking opportunities.

Meet the Coaches

The event was co-organised with the Association Women Space Extremadura, a non-profit association bringing together women researchers and professionals from various fields. Two notable coaches were:

Ana Galán: Co-founder of The Geco Company and Vice-president of Women Space Extremadura, Ana Galán has over 15 years of experience in digital communications, helping numerous businesses navigate the digital landscape.

Cristina Rivera: Co-founder of Alzabrand and founding partner of Women Space Extremadura, Cristina Rivera specializes in design methodologies, foreign trade, and digital marketing. She has a wealth of experience in enhancing the visibility of products and services.

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