Marian Spier is a TEDx speaker, curator, entrepreneur and communication consultant. She has been a manager and lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam for eight years. In 2012 she started consulting and has built a diverse portfolio of clients that range from industries, sectors, and size like the City of Amsterdam, United Nations, TEDx in Europe, the Caribbean and TED.com. Marian also mentored and trained many young female entrepreneurs from the Netherlands, Poland, Hong Kong, the US, Algeria, The Caribbean, and Moldova. She founded the first Female Startup Award in the Netherlands and serves as an advisor and board member of several non-profits like the Van Gogh Museum, Van den Ende Foundation, and Rutgers.
At this Mesa Naranja, Marian will talk about www.fem-start.com Not all incubator and accelerator programs are made equal. FEM-START is an intentionally inclusive program that seeks to empower women techpreneurs to change the world. FEM-START supports women-led startups, based in Europe, that focus on tech or social impact. FEM-START provides communication and confidence training as well as giving access to capital and important business tools.