Web Summit SURGE gives free tickets to women entrepreneurs to encourage participation
Bengaluru, India | Red Newswire | Jan 25, 2016 Last Updated at 10:00 AM IST.
Web Summit is one of the Europe’s largest tech conferences and has launched its Indian edition under the event named ‘SURGE’. The event witnesses over 42,000 members from the tech community from 134 countries.
This time SURGE is celebrating women entrepreneurship and so is giving away free tickets for female entrepreneurs.
Sinead Murphy, Head of Production at Web Summit said, “I am acutely aware that female participation in the tech sector has and continues to be a significant issue. Since I have joined, I’ve pushed a range of initiatives to improve the ratio of female participation at Web Summit and at our other international events. However, that’s not enough so we’re expanding our initiatives significantly.”
Murphy said that she and her team has been continuously trying to improve the ratio of women entrepreneurs at the event through many initiatives.
To bring women at this global platform dominated by men, SURGE is inviting women entrepreneurs to attend the event for free. The team has already invited 10,000 female entrepreneurs from across the world.
Murphy said, “We want as many female entrepreneurs as possible to attend. Already through our Women in Tech initiative, 100s of talented female executives and founders have registered for SURGE for free tickets.”
SURGE is to be held in Bangalore on February 23rd and 24th. Over 5000 attendees from the startup space are expected to attend the event. Some of these include Dave Mcclure (founding partner, 500 Startups), Bipin Singh (founder, MobiKwik), Rohit Bansal (co-founder, Snapdeal), Richa Kar (CEO, Zivame), Sachin Bansal (co-founder, Flipkart), Saul Klien (founder, Seedcamp), Benjamin Bauer (co-founder, Foodpanda), Lisa Maki (co-founder, PokitDok), Amit Jain (CEO, GirnarSoft) and Bruno Gutierres (head of Airbus BizLabs).
You can nominate yourself or a female entrepreneur friend here.