Kinect Capital Announces Keynote Speakers for WeROC 2023 Conference

WeROC (Women Entrepreneurs Realizing Opportunities for Capital) is gearing up for its annual conference dedicated to empowering and supporting female CEOs and entrepreneurs. The upcoming event, WeROC 2023 Conference, aims to bring together a community of business leaders, investors, mentors, and advocates to explore fundraising strategies and celebrate the remarkable achievements of women entrepreneurs.

Tara Spalding, Interim CEO of Kinect Capital, expressed her excitement about the event, emphasizing the importance of empowering women’s success and providing opportunities for capital funding. The conference is set to feature a lineup of influential keynote speakers, including Kathi Garff, Board Chair of Ken Garff Automotive Group; Jesse Draper, General Partner at Halogen Ventures; Representative Christine Watkins of Utah House of Representatives; Sunnie Giles, COO of Volcanic Retail; and Sebastian Quintero, Director of Data Science at Aumni, a J.P. Morgan Company.

The event’s significance lies in providing a platform for women entrepreneurs to network, learn from industry leaders, and gain access to potential investors. Brenda Anderson, Founder and CEO of Jipe, emphasized the value of WeROC’s programs, noting that the networking opportunities and investor connections have been invaluable for her business.

Scheduled for September 5-6, 2023, in Salt Lake City, Utah, the two-day immersive conference aims to bridge the gap between women-founded businesses and the capital required for growth. The event is not only a platform for entrepreneurs but also attracts a diverse group of attending investors and capital providers who are committed to supporting women-led businesses.

Speakers include industry experts such as Jacki Zehner, Founder of SheMoney and ShePlace; Kat Kennedy, General Partner at Kickstart; Kimmy Paluch, Managing Partner at Beta Boom; Leslie Goldman Tepper, General Partner & Co-Founder of The Artemis Fund; Marie Peters, Fund Director at B:Side Capital; Olga Polunina, Head of Private Market Execution at J.P. Morgan; Rose Maizer, Co-Founder of Womenpreneurs; and Stefanie Fisher-Sample, CEO and Founder of Fundid.

Matt Warnock from SLC Angels, one of the attending investors, highlighted the unique strengths of women CEOs, including their careful capital management, team-oriented approach, inclusivity, and adaptability. He underscored the immense potential that women entrepreneurs hold as a valuable and underutilized economic resource, making events like WeROC essential for their growth and success.

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