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Getting Pitch-Ready

Venprendedoras Foundation, Inc.
Miami, Florida

Empowering immigrant women entrepreneurs of all ages by offering opportunities for cross-generational learning and collaboration

Venprendedoras is a Miami-based nonprofit that empowers immigrant woman entrepreneurs of all ages by providing them with the visibility, connections and support they need to thrive. Getting Pitch-Ready will provide 12 female entrepreneurs with the training, networking and confidence they need to pitch and secure funding for their initiatives. This bilingual, cogenerational initiative will tap the skills, enthusiasm and self-esteem of younger entrepreneurs, and the guidance, resilience and experience of older ones. Cross-generational learning will be pivotal as, in some cases, it’s the younger, bold individuals who teach the older ones to be daring.

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Led by Mariela Briceño, Founder and Executive Director

Mariela Briceño has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, communications strategist and analyst. She has worked in both the public and private sectors, and has developed communications campaigns for companies, NGOs and the public sector. Throughout her career, she held high-responsibility positions in major newspapers, internet-based companies, and mass media.

For more than 10 years Mariela has been the director of her Digital Marketing and Communications Agency, Viva+, based in Miami. She deeply believes in the power of giving and in the power of women coming together to support each other and grow together.  

Mariela is deeply committed to gender equality and supporting women entrepreneurs. In 2020, she co-founded Venprendedoras with her sister, Claudia Briceño, creating a global network dedicated to the growth of Venezuelan and Hispanic women entrepreneurs. This foundation has evolved into a platform for women to connect, learn and develop their businesses.