The 2021 Girl's Entrepreneurship Summit inspires young women to become entrepreneurs by taking their business ideas and making them a reality.
The 2021 Pi515 Girls Entrepreneurship Summit inspired young women to become entrepreneurs by taking their business ideas and making them a reality. At Pi515 we believe students succeed with opportunity, and we wanted to provide support and mentorship to young women ages 11-22 years old to take their business ideas and make them a reality. The virtual summit took place over six weeks and featured many talented speakers and mentors including:
This talented group of people took our young women from the brainstorming and idea stage to completing a final business pitch to compete for funding for their ventures. Thanks to our generous sponsors Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Royal Neighbors of America, The John Pappajohn Centers and John Pappajohn we were able to award funding directly to our young entrepreneurs. We are so excited to continue to follow them on their journeys and see where their businesses take them!
Checkout a little bit about each of our entrepreneurs below:
By working together, Pi515 and Microsoft TechSpark aim to bridge this gap and ensure that more students are equipped with the necessary skills for success for the future of work. Through collaborative efforts, Pi515 seeks to create educational opportunities, provide mentorship, and foster a stronger connection between industry and students
Pi515's "Day of Innovation" taught six important lessons: passion fuels entrepreneurship, leaving the echo chamber is necessary, great mentorship is key, diversity drives innovation, youth notice problems and the future is bright.