Official College of Telecommunications Engineers ,COIT) why WA4STEAM Signed a cooperation framework agreement for promoting entrepreneurship in telecommunications and investment in STEAM projects.
Both entities have a strong commitment and willingness to define mechanisms, functions and activities that favor equal opportunity and the advent of women in entrepreneurship and the world of STEAM investing (Science, Technology, Engineering, Architecture and Mathematics for its acronym in English).
in the words of Marta Balenciaga, Dean-President of COIT, “This collaboration will help women develop their potential in business and tech entrepreneurship environments”. In this sense, Esther Tapia, General Director of COIT, has stated that “it will be easier for telecommunications engineers to start a new financing window, as long as their projects have at least one woman in the founding team and a clear component of innovation”.
for his part, Marta Huidobro, President of the WA4STEAM Association He highlighted “We are very pleased to be able to collaborate with COIT and facilitate their access to funding and foster their development as ‘business angels’ by investing in Steem projects.”
María Ángeles Fernández, representing the WA4STEAM P&S Commission, also participated in the signing of the agreement.
COIT Horizon Steam Working Group
It is composed of professionals committed to the presence of women in the telecommunication engineering profession. It aims to promote technical professions across the board, especially among girls and adolescents, so that they are exposed to this profession and, above all, have a real impact on our society.
is a non-profit association formed by More than 100 women ‘Business Angels’ Which supports investments and startups in early stage of development (seed capital stage) in STEAM sectors led by women.
The main objective is to increase the number of women ‘Business Angels’ and women entrepreneurs in STEAM. Partners not only seek profitability, but also aspire to be strategic partners while fostering future leaders and role models.
WA4STEAM aspires to be a reference group within the startup ecosystem helping women-led STEAM projects become profitable. It aims to be a reference point for women ‘Business Angels’ and entrepreneurs and to create a relevant community of mentors and contacts.