On April 7th-8th Project Entrepreneur hosted a jam-packed weekend in New York City to give a selected group of 200 female entrepreneurs the tools, training, and networking to run a successful and sustainable business. Rent the Runway partnered with UBS, to sponsors Project Entrepreneur in hopes of empowering future female entrepreneurs.
Our CEO, Samantha, was one of the 12 women selected to compete in the live pitch competition, the final event of the intensive weekend.
The exciting weekend started off with several inspirational and successful female entrepreneur speakers, including Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx! Poppy Harlow, from CNN and Carley Roney, Co-Founder of The Knot were also attendees of the weekend!
One of Samantha’s biggest takeaways from the event was during a seminar with Jenny Fleiss, co-founder of Rent the Runway. Jenny was asked about being a mom and balancing personal life with business, and one of her main pieces of advice was not to put things on hold to start your company. “Just live your life and you’ll make it work.”
Curative Orthopaedics is humbled to have been part of such an inspirational weekend. Being surrounded by so many intelligent and strong women is extremely motivating!