7th Annual Female Entrepreneur Summit Drew Nearly 300 Women

Renée DeLuca Dolan, Founder, FES & Eleanor Beaton, Keynote Speaker

Anne Richie, Venture Partner at JumpStart Inc.

Monica Robins, Berlin Crystal Kelly, Marisa Sergi & Destiny Burns

Most popular session of the day – Intentional Networking

I wanted to start a fund to support female entrepreneurs –one which allows us to assist other women with a scalable business model.”

— Renée DeLuca Dolan

CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES, November 1, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 2018 Female Entrepreneur Summit brought together nearly 300 Northeast Ohio women entrepreneurs and business leaders for a day of learning, inspiration and networking. Now in it’s 7th year, the summit allowed attendees to engage with successful entrepreneurs, business leaders, dynamic speakers and experts who shared resources, opportunities and personal testimonials. Additionally, the new FES Investment Fund to benefit Northeast Ohio female entrepreneurs was announced to the group.

Held at the 700 Beta Drive Conference Center in Mayfield Village, the Female Entrepreneur Summit kicked off with keynote speaker, Eleanor Beaton, an acclaimed women’s leadership development expert and host of the podcast “Fierce Feminine Leadership,” who not only inspired, but equipped the audience with tips and tactics about how to think like the top 2% of female entrepreneurs.

Throughout the day, attendees listened to more than 20 successful entrepreneurs offer practical insights, honest advice and proven tactics designed to help their companies grow and thrive. Highlights included breakout sessions, a lunchtime panel discussion and wine tasting with three female winemakers/entrepreneurs, various networking opportunities, a Sponsor Showcase and a drawing for valuable door prizes.

FES Investment Fund Launched: Another highlight of the day included a major announcement from Renée DeLuca Dolan, whose company, Contempo Design + Communications founded and hosts the annual summit. DeLuca Dolan officially launched the newly created FES Investment Fund, specifically created by women to support female entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio, which she described as an underserved population without easy access to funding.

“Women are at a disadvantage for getting credit and funds from traditional forms,” said DeLuca Dolan. “I wanted to start a fund to support female entrepreneurs – one which allows us to assist other women with a scalable business model.”

“Data shows that women entrepreneurs get more funding when the investors are also women. That’s why it is so exciting to see these investors stepping up,” said Anne Richie, Venture Partner at JumpStart Inc., a Cleveland-based non-profit venture development organization advising DeLuca Dolan on the creation of the fund.

“It is also important to note that this fund will provide flexible debt capital with an ability to convert to equity. This type of flexibility is essential for business owners with ambitious growth plans but limited access to capital,” said Richie.

The current investment team is comprised of DeLuca Dolan, graduate of Cohort 13, Cleveland, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program; Amy Jenyk, Cohort 17, Cleveland; Donna Heffernan, Cohort 13, Cleveland; and Dr. Venessa Walker, DC, Cohort 8, Miami, Fla. The fund requires a minimum $5,000 investment from each investor.

DeLuca Dolan noted that the fund will be awarded to one or more companies selected by the investors through a Shark Tank-style pitch event, the date of which will be announced soon. To learn more about the FES Investment Fund, please visit www.contempocleveland.com/fes.

About Contempo Design + Communications: Since its inception in 1996, DeLuca Dolan’s Contempo Design + Communications has helped Northeast Ohio businesses and organizations reach their marketing and branding objectives through the creation of memorable logos and identification materials, dynamic websites, interior spaces and experiences. The company serves as the official design partner of the Cleveland Indians.

About the Female Entrepreneurs Summit: Now in its seventh year, Contempo’s FES is regarded as Cleveland’s signature event for female business leaders to connect, learn and grow. This year’s event took place on October 24 at Beta Conference Center and was emceed by WKYC reporter Monica Robins. The summit featured more than 20 successful industry professionals, including keynote speaker Eleanor Beaton. Beaton is a women’s leadership expert and host of the podcast, “Fierce Feminine Leadership.” The summit also included breakout sessions, a lunchtime panel discussion and wine tasting with three female winemakers/entrepreneurs, networking opportunities at a Sponsor Showcase and a drawing for valuable door prizes.

For High-Res Images from FES 2018, please visit https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gx7py8mqk98ls1b/AAC4QvfSErcuNqlaUWuZNlC_a?dl=0
or contact Stacey Vaselaney at 216-905-0908 or slvaselaney@slvpr.com.
Photo Credit: Every Angle Photography

Jenn Uren
Contempo Design + Communications
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Newly Revised Online Skin Cancer Video Available for Grade 6-12 Teachers in North American Schools

Student lives saved because of MEF lessons

Free award-winning melanoma videos have saved lives of teachers, students, and their family members

The American Cancer Society projects 178,560 new U.S. cases of melanoma in 2018, more than triple the number of new HIV/AIDS cases.”

— Dr. Stephen Fine

PEABODY, MA, UNITED STATES, November 1, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The non-profit Melanoma Education Foundation announced that their award-winning online skin cancer/melanoma lessons are now available at no cost for high school and middle school teachers of health, physical education and health-related topics.

The American Cancer Society projects 178,560 new U.S. cases of melanoma in 2018, more than triple the number of new HIV/AIDS cases. Most teens and health teachers are unaware of the seriousness of melanoma, which is often lethal if not detected early. Melanoma is the most prevalent cancer in the 25-to-29-year age group and second to breast cancer in the 20-to-39-year age group.

In a 2017 survey among 334 teachers, 49 students reported finding early melanomas because of the lessons.

The student high school and middle school lessons were developed from the input of high school and middle school focus groups The 30-minute teacher video enables teachers to answer student questions and includes life-saving information that teachers and students are unaware of. All three videos won Gold Triangle awards from the American Academy of Dermatology.

The videos correct some widely held misbeliefs about skin cancer and claim that:

ABCDE melanoma warning signs are insufficient,

SPF is NOT the most important measure of sunscreen effectiveness, and

Skin cancer lessons based on sun safety do not change teen behavior.

The teacher video may be watched directly at < https://bit.ly/2pRAQap > after entering the password "Teacher1" and the teacher's school email address.

The student lesson plan link is: < https://www.melanomaeducation.net/pdfs/Melanoma-Lesson-Plan.pdf >.

Teaches may access student videos by completing a one-tme 5-minute registration form at < https://www.melanomaeducation.net >.

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Phone: 978-535-3080
Email: steve_fine@comcast.net

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