The San Francisco International Women Entrepreneurs Forum serves as a bridge between entrepreneurs from Europe, America and Africa and presents a unique opportunity to support the ecosystem of regional entrepreneurship. It aims to give international visibility to projects and start-ups launched by women, university students and Canarian entrepreneurs, with the support of the Vice-Rector for Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employment of the ULPGC.

Attendance at the 2-day event is free, but you must register at Eventbrite and take the ticket to reserve a place because seating is limited. Do not stay without this opportunity.




Thursday, May 10 2018

09: 45h: Registration

10: 00h: Welcome:

Mr. Rafael Robaina Romero , Rector of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Dña . Laura Hochla , Deputy Economic Affairs Adviser of the US Embassy

Mr. Luis Padrón , General Director of Casa África

Ms. Sara Mateos, Director DISA Foundation

Ms. Esther Martel , Director of the Mapfre Foundation

10: 20h: Fireside chat: “My experience with entrepreneurship” : Adi Abili: Managing Director of Accelerators at AngelHack, San Francisco, USA; and Carolina Huaranca: Principal at Kapor Capital, California, USA.

11: 00h: “The numbers are not my thing, can I start?”: Vanessa Marrero: Creator of the Emotional Financial Education system for dreamy and enthusiastic women. Expert in financial education, economist, consultant, trainer and coach.


12: 00h: “Entrepreneurs, women with a future”: María Bernarda Barrios, Jurist and President of Charter100 GC.

12: 30h: Round table: “Investing in the future: trends”: Maica Gil: Founder of the startup Heroikka. Founder of the San Francisco International Women Entrepreneurs Forum (SFIWEF); Adi Abili: Managing Director of Accelerators at AngelHack; and Carolina Huaranca: Principal at Kapor Capital; Ana E. Cardenes: Head of the Economy and Enterprise Department at Casa Africa. Laura Hochla, Deputy Economic Affairs Adviser of the US Embassy

13: 00h: “Effective communication workshop”: Lidia Monzón: Diploma in Social Graduate. Expert in Higher University Management. ULPGC staff Mentor, Communicator and Writer. Master in Emotional Intelligence for business. Expert in Mentoring.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.: CATERING AND NETWORKING

3:30 pm: “Entrepreneurship Boot Camp”: Adi Abili: Managing Director of Accelerators at AngelHack, San Francisco, California, USA. MS, Finance: School of Oriental and African Studies. At AngelHack Adi works directly with global startups providing support and startup mentorship and education to take ideas and make them into high-functioning startups, while expanding the AngelHack brand through an ever expanding network of advisors, investors, and mentors. She currently holds multiple board positions in Silicon Valley (Advisory Board for SXSW, Defy Ventures), and recently became a US Regional Director for Global Ecosystem Startup, a global virtual one week accelerator.

17: 00h: “Investment workshop: how to get funding”: Carolina Huaranca: Principal at Kapor Capital. At Kapor Capital, Carolina focuses on identifying early stage investments, evaluating those investments, and partnering with entrepreneurs to grow their companies. She is particularly interested in Future Work, People Operations Technology, and Education. Carolina is a graduate of Cornell University and was awarded the Konologie Fellowship at The Wharton School.

May 11

10: 00h: Round table of graduates and entrepreneurs of the ULPGC with Maica Gil, founder of Heroikka.

Miriam Rodríguez – Artenatur (Rural tourism in houses – cave)

Rita Remache – Canary Sun Hostel

Gloria Eisman – Lightbee (Communications by Visible Light VLC)

Pepi Nuez and Patricia Cabrera , P & P Consulting

11: 00h: “How to inspire and improve the skills and abilities of women in the business, political and social spheres”: Eva Serrano: Honorary Member of Women Leaders of the Americas, President of the Spanish Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Madrid ( ASEME) and vice president of the Business Confederation of Madrid (CEIM).


12:00: Round table: “Data protection, everything you need to know about the new European Data Protection Regulation”: Gonzalo del Castillo: Qualified US Lawyer, Data Protection Consultant in London; Evelyn Viera: University Expert in Computer Law and Judicial Expertise; Elena Meneses and Pino Kyri: Lawyers and Managing Partners in Consensus Advokat. Director of Rights and Guarantees of Charter100 GC.

12: 40h: “Goodbye to the blip between education and business reality”: Berta Lazaro: TeamLabs. Researcher at the Polytechnic University of Madrid. Master of Urban Design by the University of Berkeley, Architect and Landscaper by ETSAUN. Berta is a Founding Partner of Teamlabs where the adventure begins due to her concern for alternative education methods and her experience with young people in processes of citizen participation.

13: 10h: “Heroikka, from initiative to startup”: Heroikka is an initiative that started little by little and has become the place where the most relevant feminine profiles of Silicon Valley are not lacking. It is a platform to discover, create and collaborate. In Heroikka there are no registration fees or obligations, but enthusiasm and willingness to share is expected. We unite women’s skills with projects led by women to create a greater impact. Heroikka has its initial base in San Francisco, but no borders are set, they have been part of the African Diaspora American Summit and Tech Inclusion.

13: 40h: “Closing of the conference”: Mrs. Rosa Maria Batista Canino: Vice-rector of Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employment of the ULPGC.

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