Event Information

June 28, 2022 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Location: Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
17 Market Square Southwest
Knoxville, TN 37902

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The Women’s Capital Series

In Knoxville, like many cities across the US, we continue to see a lack of women investors in the start-up and small business space and a lack of funding going towards women-owned businesses. Let’s work together this summer to bring more women investors to the table and increase funding for women-owned businesses!

These sessions are open to ANY WOMAN who is curious about what it takes to become an investor or are needing to raise funds to grow their business. The series will include monthly sessions from June until August with a Happy Hour in September to bring us all together during Innov865 Week!

Note: We will release registrations for each month’s sessions separately on Eventbrite.

Entrepreneur Session 1: Finding the Right Funds for Your Business

June 28th | 9 am – 10:30 am | Breakfast & Coffee will be provided

Guest Speakers

Richard Dapaah: Richard has been a founder, adviser, engineer and executive during a more than three decades career in business including time at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Richard most recently served as an Executive in Resident at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center and worked directly with the Knoxville Chamber of Commerce to create an access to capital strategy for entrepreneurs and small businesses in the region.

Erin Reece: Erin is the Founder of Bear Financial Solutions where she works with Founders and CEOs to help them reach their version of financial success. Erin has an intimate knowledge of all the ins and outs of business finances and how to help clients use them to their advantage. She has worked with hundreds of small businesses in multiple types of industries over the course of 10 years. She holds a BS in accounting, and a graduate certificate in criminal justice. She has worked in both corporate and public accounting and has a well-rounded skill set for all types of accounting and finance needs in business. Through her firm, she helps business owners not only with their finances and bookkeeping, but also to help prepare them for investors.