1. We bring a diverse group of women together over a weekend to create web-based solutions for problems that concerns them. These weekends gives you the ability to create a product YOU are passionate about to help the people YOU care about.
2. We have weekly/monthly Meetups where we work on "Next Steps" for any woman who wants to work on a project or business idea.
3. We subsidize the cost of online programs that will improve the technical skills of women.
We welcome women from all industries. This is why, ideas are not born only for one sector or in one place. We all have ideas on how to make things easier and more efficient. You might not be tech-savvy but are "creative-savvy". You might not know anything about the tech or the creative world, but you are the "business-minded" person. At our events, there is a role for everyone to fill.
These weekends are 36 hours because many women have fulltime jobs and don't have the time to go to seminars and workshops during the week to build out their ideas. We didn't want to hold evening entrepreneurship courses because by the time the day is over, you are tired and exhausted and just want to relax. So we decided to have a creative weekend where a team of women helps you develop your web application and business plan to show in our Hidden Gems' Showcase on Sunday evening.
Code School is fun, engaging, and systematic in its approach to teaching participants to code. We decided to use Code School because many women we knew tried to get the Google special and they couldn't, they didn't make the cut. We do not have a cut, if you are willing to pay the discounted price you can sign up.
General Assembly, is about creating a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offer various courses on the most relevant skills of the 21st century – from web development and user experience design, to business fundamentals, to data science, to product management and digital marketing.
People say a lot can happen in 36 hours. We agree! Our Business Creation Weekends are meant to inspire and encourage women from all areas of expertise to share ideas, form creative teams, and build businesses in a noncompetitive environment.
We are not going to abandon you after the Business Creation Weekend is over. We will provide monthly "catch up" days for creators. This will give creators and friends ongoing support to increase the chances of their idea being funded and shared with the greater community.
We are connected to many groups in the NYC region that want to support and encourage women to take any necessary risk on their ideas and to actualize it. There are tons of free and paid resources in NYC. We will help you to capitalize on them.
Date: August 23, 2014 in NYC @ General Assembly from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Dates: Sundays in August @ St. Francis College in Brooklyn from 12:00 am to 3:00 pm
October 16 -19, 2014 in the Bronx @ Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator