Executive Innovation Show

Live at IEEE: Female Entrepreneurship Roundtable

May 23, 2019
Executive Innovation Show
Live at IEEE: Female Entrepreneurship Roundtable
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Executive Innovation Show
Live at IEEE: Female Entrepreneurship Roundtable
May 23, 2019
Carrie Chitsey Wells
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In this episode of The Executive Innovation Show Podcast, Carrie Chitsey speaks with Samantha Snabes & Marcela Fujiy. This podcast was recorded live at IEEE WIE ILC 2019 discussing "Female Entrepreneur from Within: Advice, Mentoring & Positivity Roundtable". 

Samantha Snabes is a Co-Founder & Catalyst for re:3D a company built on a community of makers using gigabot to print human-scale objects using recycled materials. The re:3D team consists of several former NASA engineers interested in driving social and economic change through open-source engineering-driven innovations.

She recently won the worldwide 2018 WeWork Creator Award Million Dollar Prize. Samantha is the 2018-2019 Chair for IEEE Entrepreneurship. She has been an active volunteer leader with IEEE’s Entrepreneurship Exchange since 2016.

Marcela Fujiy is the Co-Founder at Be.Labs Accelerator. She started one of the first women accelerator programs in Brazil and now leads a nationally recognized business through innovative, horizontal and autonomous management. 

Listen in as we discuss topics such as: 

  • Hear about the beginning of Samantha's & Marcela's entrepreneurship journey. What turning point led these female entrepreneurs to starting their companies? We discuss their story and advice they have found on along the way. Learn how the pair got their start in technology? When did tech innovation start for her? 
  • Strong positivity starts with a strong mentor. Marcela Fujiy speaks to the guidance she received from her mentors. Hear about the lessons she learned and how they guided her to start one of the first women accelerator programs in Brazil. 
  • Being an entrepreneur there are a lot of ups and downs, it’s a daily rollercoaster. Listen to how on Carrie, Samantha, & Marcela keep positive throughout their journey. The pair give advice for others in the audience on how to maintain positivity. 
  • Let's talk about women and funding! Did you know that only 2% of capital raised goes to women? Samantha discusses creative resources for your company, how she has used crowdsourcing, competitions, and grants.  She gives advice and resources to the audience. Marcela talks about how fundraising for women in Brazil is harder than in the US. 
  • Hear a live Q&A at the end with questions about mental health, how to go about starting a company, and others. 


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