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Asia-Pacific Women in Entrepreneurship Initiative

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Workshop on Women in Entrepreneurship: 6-8 May 2019, Santiago, Chile

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering organised an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Workshop on Women in Entrepreneurship on 6-8 May, in Santiago, Chile, on behalf of the Australian Government.

The workshop brought together leaders from incubator and accelerator ecosystems across the APEC economies to share best practice in programs aimed at women entrepreneurs and to develop recommendations for future policy across the region regarding women in entrepreneurship.

Key themes included skills development, access to capital, access to markets and the identification of barriers that prevent women’s full participation in entrepreneurship programs.

The workshop included a two-day program of site visits in Santiago, exploring the city’s start-up economy and successful entrepreneurship programs aimed at women.

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Below, you can download the event program, details on the speakers and a presentation from the PRODEMU network.

To see more photos of the workshops and site visits, click through to our Flickr account.