Watson University Entrepreneurs
Team Member: salmine sassi
Event Name: Startup Island Alternative Spring Break
Startup Island is an educational travel opportunity for college students around the world. It is all about building a community of young people who support and encourage each other to elevate their ideas and build the businesses of the future.
And I am wishing to fundraise for my tuition in order to be able to attend this incredible initiative.
I am an African young entrepreneur who strives to create change and impact my society. I believe in the power of entrepreneurship to create jobs and opportunities for youth and I believe in the power of women to shift cultural stigmas and expand the entrepreneurial ecosystem. My mission today is to help female entrepreneurs learn about their capacities and my dream is to have them take more initiatives in the African community; and Startup Island is going to help me make that dream happen
About My Venture:
She Starts is community place for female entrepreneurs consisting of: 3 months incubation program with a curriculum that focuses on the following key areas;
Self Assessment, Idea Creation and Design Thinking, Hard/Soft Skills, Business Planning and Fundraising, Prototyping and Testing. Furthermore, She Starts holds weekly workshops all around the year to integrate both male and female entrepreneurs in the discussion around women in business.
By doing this, She Starts helps female entrepreneurs in Tunisia shift the cultural stigmas associated with being a female entrepreneur and provides women with the tools to build successful ventures. The Kauffman Foundation’s most recent policy digest proclaims that, “women entrepreneurs are key to accelerating growth.”
Through the 3 month incubation program, She Starts provides a safe space for female entrepreneurs to effectively integrate into the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Tunisia.