We Empower Cities launches a program to support Colombian entrepreneurs in partnership with the World Bank

Colombian entrepreneurs can enroll in the program until 24 May 2019.

We empower cities (WEC) to launch its support program for women entrepreneurs in Colombia in an event to be held in Bogotá next April 24. WEC is an accelerator of the local ecosystem that brings together all the actors involved in empowering, accelerating and developing businesses where women play a leading role.

The organization has the strategic support from the national government and the World Bank, who will be represented at the launching ceremony by Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice President from Colombia and Ulrich Zachau, Director from the World Bank to its headquarters in Colombia. In addition, where They will present companies co-founded by women such as Dashfleet, Ualet, Sistegra, Symplifica and Globalwork.

“We want to contribute to Colombia becoming a regional platform where all actors work together to promote the Women-led entrepreneurshipand that it is the engine to increase the competitiveness of the country, “said Andrea Zanon, co-founder of We Empower Cities.

Left, Andrea Zanon, co-founder of We Empower Cities.

EThe program aims to companies from all regions of Colombia that they are at an early stage of growth, that they are evolving and that they are run or run jointly by women. In addition, they should focus on key sectors such as agricultural technologies, innovation, health, smart cities, migration, access to basic resources, among others. In one month, registrations will be closed to the program, which will offer companies support to develop their activities and obtain investments.

“Colombia is a leading country in entrepreneurship e technological innovation at the Latin American level. We want to take advantage of the dynamism and energy of its entrepreneurs to open new participation scenarios in the region, “said Constanza Nieto, co-founder of the organization.

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