WOMENA had its third Pitch Meeting on February 21st and despite the awful sandstorm, we had our best turnout yet. The Pitch Meeting was again held at Art Sawa Gallery in Al Quoz in Dubai as it’s such an interactive and interesting space. Crowd Analyzer and MediaWave were the two companies presenting and were well received.
Crowd Analyzer is a tool that helps companies monitor consumer trends and sentiment on social media.
MediaWave is a platform that enables consumers to download real-time digital content.
The afternoon started with a fantastic talk by Heather Henyon on how to assess a presenting entrepreneur, providing members with a ranking tool to use as they hear the pitches. Heather is the cofounder of the Women’s Angel Investment Network (WAIN), the first angel network for female investors in the Middle East, and Managing Partner of Balthazar Capital, a local microfinance investment advisory firm serving the Arab world.
The event was very special though because the BBC was there to film the BBC Middle East Business Report. The piece looked at various women’s initiatives in the UAE, including WOMENA. To see the full report, click here. We were honoured to be part of the programme.
Again, the Pitch Meeting went very well and we are very pleased with the progress of our WOMENA community. Check out pictures from the event on our Facebook page!