Accelerator for Enterprising Women - Virtual Panel Discussion

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The Accelerator for Enterprising Women is helping you turn your passion into your profession.

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The Accelerator for Enterprising Women - is here to help you turn your passion into your profession!

Join us for an online panel discussion and hear from our inspiring panel guests as they discuss: How science and innovation are helping to shape the future of female entrepreneurship and the importance of having self-confidence as a woman in a traditionally male-dominated industry.

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Hosted by Noga Edelstein - Director at SBE Australia, Mentor at Start Mate, Co-founder of Urban You and a Startup Advisor & Investor.

Panel Guests:

  • Marita Cheng - Forbes 30 Under 30 roboticist and entrepreneur
  • Dr Elaine Saunders - Scientist and Entrepreneur
  • Jamila Rizvi - Author and Media Commentator
  • Kim Anderson - Head of Growth Acceleration - AWS
  • Professor Virginia Kilborn - Dean of Science, and Professor of Astrophysics - Swinburne
  • Dr Amanda Caples - Victoria’s Lead Scientist

Be inspired by these amazing women, then become one yourself by entering the National Kickstarter Challenge.

With 5 categories to enter we are accelerating your business journey whether you are in ideation, have made a business plan or have even earned your first dollar (nice one, by the way).


  • Popular vote
  • Implementation
  • Sustainability & Impact
  • Innovation
  • Presentation

Finalists will win the opportunity of a lifetime to attend a National Advocacy Workshop and pitch their ideas to decision makers in Canberra.

The ultimate winners will receive support to bring their idea to life including seed capital funding, mentorship opportunities and much much more!

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