At this SheWorx Breakfast, we sit down with Bedy Yang, Managing Partner at 500 Startups. Bedy joined 500 Startups in 2011 to pilot international investments before expanding her role to Managing Partner and ecosystem development. Over her career she has worked with thousands of founders in the U.S. and Latin America to help them get the resources they need to scale.
We will discuss:
- When to join an accelerator
- How to standout in your application
- How to build strong relationships with investors before you start fundraising
About The Mentor:
Bedy Yang is a Managing Partner at 500 Startups. She oversees 500’s ecosystem development programs including investor education courses (in partnership with top institutions such as Stanford, Berkeley and INSEAD), has helped launch strategic partnerships and accelerator programs across the globe, and leads 500’s corporate-startup innovation and consultancy.
Bedy joined 500 Startups in 2011 to pilot international investments before expanding her role to Managing Partner and ecosystem development.
Previously, she founded +INNOVATORS, an organization that has become the epicenter and resource for Brazilian tech founders with a network of over 10,000 people. Prior to starting her career in tech, she worked with income generation for women in tribes in Brazil and Southwest China and consulted for global companies on go-to-market strategies for Brazil.
Bedy obtained her BA at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and holds an MLA from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of Class 17 of the Kauffman Fellowship Program and fluent in four languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
About AWS LOFT San Francisco
The AWS Lofts are a place where startups and developers can meet, work, attend educational sessions, and get in-person answers to AWS technical questions – all at no cost. Gain hands-on experience through free technical workshops on serverless, containers, AI, machine learning and more. Or, sharpen your startup business acumen by attending best practice sessions that include fundraising and marketing. Plus, network and learn first-hand from other hot startups, VCs, and accelerators.
- 9-9:45 Guided Mentor Discussion
- 9:45-10:15 Open Q&A
- 10:15-10:30 Networking and Connecting
Registration info will be shared with our partner AWS.