Ecosystem Giants - Amali De Alwis


#EcosystemGiants' are an opportunity to learn from and connect with the ecosystem members, redefining the tech investment landscape.




ParlayMe is proud to support '#EcosystemGiants' Talks, the series that democratizes access to the venture industry for early stage founders and junior VCs. @Amali De Alwis (Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups UK) will join @Tzvete Doncheva on Tuesday, 1 December at 5pm GMT in a conversation about increasing the number of women in tech and entrepreneurship and how startups can work together with large corporations.


About this Event

An 'Ecosystem' event by Tzvete Doncheva The 'Ecosystem Giants' Talks highlight the ecosystem members who redefine the tech investment and startup landscape. They are sessions of practical, actionable advice to entrepreneurs and operators. The ‘Ecosystem Giants' Talks speakers will share their ‘secrets’ to success, offer insights and commentary on the market. Join for an opportunity to meet and get to know (albeit virtually) some of the most seasoned VC investors and high-growth founders.

Timings 17:00 GMT Start; in conversation with Amali de Alwis MBE FRSA 17:20 Market commentary and Q&A 17:40 Pitching for feedback *An early stage founder will give a 3' pitch for the chance to get direct feedback from Amali 17:50 End

Amali de Alwis is Managing Director of Microsoft for Startups UK, a role which sees her responsible for the strategic and commercial direction across Microsoft’s startup and scale-up activities in the UK. Prior to this she was CEO of Code First: Girls - a multi award-winning training company focused on increasing diversity in tech. She was a founding member at Tech Talent Charter, was named the ‘Most Influential Women in UK Technology’ and was awarded an MBE in 2019 for services to diversity and training in the technology industry. She is a board Member at the Raspberry PI Foundation, Ada, National College for Digital Skills; and D&I Board at the Institute of Coding. Tzvete Doncheva is the founder of 'Ecosystem', a project aiming to democratise access to the VC industry for less networked founders and junior VCs. She also works in venture. Previously she led the platform efforts at the London-based VC spin out of multinational real estate investment manager Round Hill Capital. Tzvete is a mentor to female founders (a non-exec trustee at Girls in Charge) and part of Shaper Impact Capital, a community-led volunteer project connecting purpose-driven companies with impact investors. *Spaces are limited.

Find out more about the Ecosystem Project here: https://ecosystem.substack.com/


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