April 29
10:00 am - 17:30 pm





About Investors Pitch Finale 

The Investors Pitch Finale is organized by UN Women and KAGIDER as part of the Women’s Entrepreneurship Accelerator initiative supported by Mary Kay. At the “Investors Pitch Finale 2022”, 25 Entrepreneurs from 8 different countries will catch the chance to pitch their early-stage startups, minimum viable products or business blueprints to investors.

In 2021, UN Women’s first regional ‘Women’s Entrepreneurship Expo’ brought together hundreds of women entrepreneurs, global companies and investors from across Europe and Central Asia to connect, create and accelerate their businesses. The Expo served as an online platform to ensure women’s economic security, empowerment, entrepreneurship, capacity development and business inclusion in COVID-19 response and recovery. This year, the entrepreneurs will get a chance to share their products and/or services, business blueprints and plans with investors and businesspeople to scale up their businesses.


Friday 29 April 2022

10:00 am – 10:05 am

10:05 am - 10:10 am

10:10 am - 10:15 am

10:15 am - 10:20 am

10:20 am - 10:30 am

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

13:00 pm - 14:30 pm

15:00 pm - 16:30 pm

16:45 pm - 17:00 pm

Welcome and Agenda Introduction

Introductory Remarks

Alia El-Yassir

Regional Director

Europe & Central Asia Regional Office 

UN Women

Introductory Remarks

Emine Perviz Erdem



Introductory Remarks

Deborah Gibbins 

Chief Operating Officer (Video recording*)

Mary Kay Global

Inspirational Talk

Merve Nazlıoglu

Chief Marketing Officer  


Session 1: Investing in Early-Stage Startups (**Physical)

Session 2: Investing in Startups with an MVP (**Online)

Session 3: Investing in Idea-stage Startups (**Online)

Closing Remarks

Berrin Kuleli

Vice President


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