Women on the Mountain 2017

A 3 DAY WEEKEND CONFERENCE FOR Women interested in business and technology.

When

1st to 3rd September 2017
the whole weekend

Tickets are still available, but be quick before they are gone!

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A 3 DAY WEEKEND CONFERENCE FOR
Women interested in business and technology

Women On The Mountain 2017 is a weekend conference for women interested in business and technology. Featuring a mix between formal and informal sessions, the weekend will provide a platform for women to share their stories, struggles and successes with one another. In addition to meeting like-minded women from all over the world, this boutique event will focus on peer-to-peer learning, skill-sharing and the unique chance to soak up the natural beauty of Bansko’s infamous mountains. With early morning hikes, late BBQ and cocktail nights and the world famous Bohemian festival, the Women On The Mountain Conference is not one to be missed.

Skill Sharing

Do you have something to share? Particularly good on photoshop or have experience starting a business? We believe in collaborative working and we encourage all delegates to share their skills with us throughout the weekend.

Knowledge Sharing

We will send some sessions sharing our knowledge or topics ranging from gender equality in tech to the use of creativity in business. With the insight afforded by some speakers, we hope these sessions will stretch those brain muscles.

Networking

You will have the unique opportunity to interact, network and learn from different inspirational women from across the world. You may meet a future co-founder, client or investor.

Women in Business &
Tech

WELCOMING OUR PARTICIPANTS

An empowering welcome address given by a dynamic speaker on the challenges and opportunities open for women in business and tech.

Understanding your Values

VALUES & START-UP CULTURE

An interactive session consisting of a short talk on understanding your core values in business and how this reflects your start-up culture.

UXP, what is it?

UNDERSTANDING YOUR USERS

A short talk followed by a roundtable discussion on creating an effective user experience on your website or platform.

Breakout

SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE

An interactive session held by one of the participants. Participants are able to sign up to lead a session via the website or on the weekend itself.

Bridging the gender gap

GENDER EQUALITY

This short talk on gender inequality in tech and business and how we can collectively tackle such topics.

Reflection

THINKING ABOUT YOUR PROGRESSION

Spend this time reflecting over the workshops and sessions already delivered and fill in our bespoke workbook to aid your progression post weekend.

The role of innovation

INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY IN BUSINESS

A short talk followed by an interactive session on innovation and creativity and how these tools can keep your business afloat.

Investment/Pitching

PRACTISING YOUR COMMUNICATION

Learning to effectively communicate is one of the most important aspects in business. This interactive workshop will provide you with practical tips to improve your business pitch.

Event Schedule

PACKED WITH HIGH QUALITY AND LOTS OF FUN

16:00

Arrival & Registration Opens


Drop off your bags at the guesthouse and maybe have a quick shower after your travels.

Sign up for optional relaxing neck and shoulder massage - only 12 places available.

18:00

Harvesting


An interactive session to prepare you for the learning ahead.

19:00

Welcome & Introductions


Introduction to weekend and location.
Introduction to speakers & breakout sessions, schedule and aims of weekend

19:30

Welcome Address; Women in Business and Tech


An empowering welcome address given by a dynamic speaker on the challenges and opportunities open for women in business and tech.

20:15

Traditional Dinner & Night Out


Bansko Mehana

07:00

Early Morning Yoga (optional)

Begin the day right with a session of early morning yoga to relax your muscles and get you in the right frame of mind for the rest of the weekend.

09:00

Breakfast

A light breakfast consisting of a range of hot and cold drinks served alongside a few light refreshments.

10:00

Breakout Session

Four parallel workshop sessions led by participants.

11:15

Understandind the Core Values of your business

Understanding your personal purpose of your business and creating a business culture that replicates that business.

12:30

UXP, what is it? - Irina Palichorova, Toptal

A short talk followed by a roundtable discussion on creating an effective user experience on your website or platform.

13:30

Lunch

A healthy lunch on the patio

14:30

Bridging the gender gap - Anna Radulovski, Coding Girls

A short discussion about the gender gap in technology followed by a roundtable discussion about inspiring women to become top business and tech decission-makers across Europe

15:30

Tea & Coffee Break

15:45

Moving from idea to prouct: the role of creativity and innovation - Dina Pyramid, UK

A short discussion around the things to consider when moving from idea stage to fully-fledged business as well as the definition and applicabillity of creativity and innovative thinking in business practice.

17:00

Harvesting

An interactive session to reflect over learning completed and fill in our bespoke workbook to aid your progression post weekend.

19:00

BBQ

The Patio

Afterwards

Bohemi Fest - Balkan Music Festival 2017

Enjoy the music of the balkans on the town square: Colourful, peppery and very noisy is the typical Balkan music! Our blood boils in irregular rhythm at the unique folk music which has gathered all the love and sorrow of the Balkan's crossroad soul.

06:00

(optional) Early Morning Hike

Bansko is surrounded by three massive mountain ranges: Rila, Rhodope and Pirin. We will take you up one of these mountains for an easy hike and enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Please bring suitable hiking shoes.

08:30

Breakfast

A light breakfast consisting of a range of hot and cold drinks served alongside a few light refreshments.

09:30

Harvesting

An interactive session to prepare you for the learning ahead.

10:45

Investment/Pitching

Learning to effectively communicate is one of the most important aspects in business. This interactive workshop will provide you with practical tips to improve your business pitch.

12:00

Breakout Session

Four parallel workshops led by participants.

13:00

Closing Address: END THE WEEKEND ON A HIGH

An empowering closing address given by a dynamic speaker on the challenges and opportunities open for women in the tech and digital media sector.

14:00

Lunch

15:00

(optional) Self-defence Session

You have the option of spending the afternoon to learn about self-defense for women.

17:00

(optional) Hot Springs & Dinner (~ 25 lev)

After a long and engaging weekend: Relax in the natural hot springs of Banya and join us for dinner.

Program subject to change :-)

Why is this conference for you?

Networking Opportunities

This is perfect opportunity for you to meet and socialise with likeminded women working in the same field. Perhaps you can meet a potential business partner, future clients or investor.

Strengthen Your Skills and Knowledge

With a mixture of talks, roundtable discussion and reflective seminars, this conference will provide you with the perfect learning opportunity to sharpen your industry knowledge and skillset for your business.

Collective Problem Solving

Being a freelancer or entrepreneur can be extremely lonely at times, especially when facing challenges in business. This conference will provide you will a safe environment to share your concerns and collectively come up with solutions.

Be Inspired

Along with networking, learning and sharing we believe this conference will inspire you to reach beyond your expectations and set up an actionable plan to achieve them.

Pricing & Registration

Only 25 available seats Get your Conference Tickets early.

We <3 women in business and this weekend will present you with a unique opportunity to network with other female entrepreneurs in business and industries from around the world. We like to make meaningful connections during our events and this gets harder if there are too many people, so please register early to ensure that you have a ticket before all seats are taken.

Amazing experience guaranteed! If you feel for any reason that this event didn't live up to your expectations, we will refund your ticket - no questions asked.

Everyone is welcome - if money is tight please message us and we will find a way to make it easier for you to attend!

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If you will like to extend your stay in Bansko for a week, we are happy to provide a special coworking & accommodation package for €100 (guesthouse) or €250 (hotel). Or stay the whole month of September for €300 in a studio apartment. Please msg us after registration and we will set you up :-)

€125

Regular - women only

This is our best deal. It includes the conference, tasty food (3x morning snacks, 2xlunch, 2x dinner), and 2 nights shared accommodation in a local guesthouse. Single room upgrade €25.

€250

Executive Ticket - women only

This ticket is especially for women who are already established in their domain and would like to offset the cost for early stage participants. It includes the conference, tasty food (3x morning snacks, 2xlunch, 2x dinner), one workshop and a single room in a nearby hotel.

€50

Locals ticket (no hotel) - women only

If you live around Bansko or want to use a different accommodation, then this is the right choice: It includes the conference, tasty food (3x morning snacks, 2xlunch, 2x dinner) but no accommodation

Sponsors & Partners

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Get in touch

Location and Venue

area full of great hotels and restaurants.

Spend three inspiring days in the Bansko, the mountain capital of the Balkans. This cozy village is full of history, large mountains and a growing community of location independent freelancers and entrepreneurs.

Venue

Coworking Bansko

Toma Vishanov 2 & 6

Bansko, 2770 - Bulgaria

Accomodation

We will book a (shared) room for you in two nearby local guest houses or a hotel

Baba Reina or Tita's guesthouse

Riverside Hotel

Additional details

We will be in touch with you after registration to coordinate your arrival, deal with any room preferences or upgrades and answer any questions you might have. There is also a private Facebook group for everyone that you will get access to.

Also if you want to stay longer, either before or after the conference, we can recommend suitable accomodation.

To get to Bansko, please check Ryanair and Wizzair for cheap flight to Sofia. Hoppa offers shared airport transfers and there is also a public bus from Sofia