What is Summit?

Our WISE Summit is an annual women’s entrepreneurship conference open to all disciplines and backgrounds. For our 3rd Summit in 2023, we had over 240 student attendees including student participation from Université Paris-Saclay, Dartmouth College, Bridgewater State, Boston University, University of Massachusetts Boston and others.

The super Saturday conference included 3 powerful keynote speakers: Melinda Smith, CFO of ChaosSearch and ex-CFO of Venmo, Emily Herrera, Investor at Night Ventures and Syndicate Lead at The Wiress, and Jules Pieri, Investing Partner at XFactor Ventures. Additionally, we held 8 highly engaging workshops, 2 lighting talks featuring Collette Divitto (as seen on People and CNN) and Crissi Cole (Ex Goldman Sachs), and 1 panel discussion. There were 60+ marketplace vendors including local and student-led businesses. Our budget for the Summit was $50k and we were supported by corporate sponsors and speakers from institutions like VIAM, IBM, Google, Amazon, Hercules Capital, First Republic Bank, and more.

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In the news

Northeastern WISE Summit aims to bring women ‘one step closer’ to entrepreneurial goals

Northeastern Global News

Fourth-year Northeastern student Meghan D’Arcy was a freshman when she won a ticket to the WISE Summit and discovered the entrepreneurial spirit.D’Arcy was so moved and “really inspired” by the serendipitous event she joined the Women’s Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship...

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Second annual WISE summit to offer learning opportunities
for all

The Huntington News

The Women’s Interdisciplinary Society of Entrepreneurship, or WISE, will be holding its second annual Summit later this month. The event will feature a variety of speakers and workshop sessions centered around ingenuity and positive change within the field of entrepreneurship...

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WISE uses an inclusive definition of “women” and “female”, and we welcome transwomen, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who identify, have identified, or have been identified as female or women.