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10 December 2020
WEgate Summit
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Open until 5 December 2020

WEgate Summit 2020 Agenda 

9:30 - 10:00 CET

WE act: Relaunching the WEgate platform, a new vision for the future of the WE Community

The European Gateway for Women’s Entrepreneurship goes through an important transformation to better support its community and create opportunities in a completely new social and economic environment. Join the WEgate community of practice to learn about how you can get involved and use the platform to benefit your business! 



10:00-10:30 CET

WE inspire: Stories about leadership, resilience and success

Women-owned businesses showed incredible resilience through the most challenging times. They shift business models, redesign products and implement new strategies, all while going above and beyond to develop innovative solutions to support their communities. Three inspiring women will share about their entrepreneurial journey, what drives them and what lessons they learned along the way.


10:30-11:00 CET

WE debate: Bringing about change from within

Taking a closer look at the results of the WEbarometer, the first pan-European survey assessing the specific challenges of women entrepreneurs, we will examine the respondent’s suggestions on what needs to change to achieve a business environment that fits and supports women entrepreneurs across Europe.


WE grow: Community Sessions

11:00-12:30 CET

A call for action – support and invest more in women’s entrepreneurship development

11:00-13:00 CET

Matchmaking Session 

Join the discussion of our WEgate Community Council on the actions needed for improved policy, access to finance & funding and more inclusive digital transformation

1:1 pre-scheduled meetings with women entrepreneurs and other participants across Europe

                                        LUNCH BREAK

WE learn: Workshops

14:00-15:00 CET

How a platform business
model can give superpower
to your company?

14:00-15:00 CET

Investment readiness
for women-led start-ups 
Do's and don'ts

15:10-16:10 CET

Unlocking healthy high performance - Resilience through crisis

15:10-16:10 CET

Women Entrepreneurs: How to get most out of your investors?

16:20-16:30 CET

WE celebrate: Closing of the WEgate Summit 2020

Closing address by Ms. Kerstin Jorna  - Director-General, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission (TBC)

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Albania 1
Armenia 1
Belgium 21
Bulgaria 8
Ecuador 1
Estonia 3
France 2
Germany 9
Greece 1
Hungary 5
Ireland 12
Italy 13
Lithuania 2
North Macedonia 22
Montenegro 4
Morocco 1
Netherlands 10
Norway 1
Panama 1
Portugal 1
Romania 2
Serbia 12
Slovakia 1
Slovenia 1
South Africa 1
Spain 14
Sweden 2
Switzerland 1
Turkey 2
Ukraine 1
United Kingdom 11
United States 1
Total 168


Company (SME) 65
Company (Industry) 7
University 15
R&D Institution 5
Association/Agency 37
Authority/Government 5
WEgate team 9
Freelancer 25
Total 168