Women Entrepreneurs Challenge Series: Finding Funding February 8, 2022
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Starting a business has many challenges. One of the biggest is getting the money you need to begin. This free webinar, the first in a series focused on challenges faced by women entrepreneurs, covers how to access startup funding – grants, bank loans, micro-loans, friends and family, and crowdfunding. The format will include an introductory presentation on startup funding followed by a moderated question and answer period with a panel of experts.

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About the Presenter(s)

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson is a bestselling author and speaker and is considered a foremost expert on Alternative Business Financing. She is the Assistant Director, Business Finance Center, at the Community Business Partnership in Springfield, VA.

Assistant Director, Business Finance Center, Community Business Partnership
Krista Tuomi

Krista Tuomi is a professor in the International Economic Policy program at the School of International Service, American University.  She focuses on best practice in the start-up investment climate, particularly angel investing, crowdfunding & seed financing.

Professor, School of International Service, American University
Mariann Zylstra

Mariann Zylstra spent 20+ years as a commercial banker and financial services executive helping businesses of all sizes with financing, financial planning and cash flow. As a SCORE Certified Mentor. she helps small businesses with funding and financial issues.

Certified Mentor, SCORE Washington DC
Ed Shanahan

Ed Shanahan has 28 years experience in the communications industry, including launching his own profitable telecom consultancy. As a SCORE Certified Mentor, he helps entrepreneurs with planning, crowdfunding, marketing, sales and service delivery.

Certified Mentor, SCORE Washington DC
 Marla  Schulman

Marla Schulman (Moderator) has spent the last 25+ years running and growing a now mid-size foreign language translation business. As the SCORE DC Vice Chair for Volunteer Services she oversees recruiting and onboarding, professional development and mentor resources for the chapter.

SCORE Washington DC
Women Entrepreneurs Challenge Series: Finding Funding