EU and UN goals
European Union Goals
WA4STEAM mission is aligned with several EU goals, in particular the association focuses on:
- Providing access to capital to entrepreneurs
- Generating knowledge on women angels investing activity
You can find more information about these goals on the articles and links below.
“Unlocking female angel investment and access to risk capital for women entrepreneurs: With this European Union funded project running 2017-2018, BAE and its partners set out to increase the number of Women Business Angels by 10% and to generate 2.5 million € fresh investment in startups across Europe”
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you and us.
At WA4STEAM we believe in solving the challenges of gender equality, diversity and financial independence as well as building in the promising fields of technological innovation. Through our angel investing activity supporting women-led startups we will contribute to several of these objectives.
WA4STEAM aims to contribute to the UN and EU sustainable development goals.
We, at WA4STEAM, by providing seed capital to STEAM women-led projects, are encouraging them to follow STEAM related careers contributing to a more inclusive education and to consider entrepreneurship in technical aspects that will lead to lifelong learning through the creation of startups
Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning
We, at WA4STEAM, as an all women-led business angels platform provide an environment for accessing capital that avoids discriminatory practices and unconscious gender biases usually found in male business angel ecosystem. We aspire to set an example and rise the number of women angels and women led startups contributing to close the gender gap.
Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
We, at WA4STEAM, by funding and supporting women-lead innovative tech startups, aim to create decent job opportunities and an inclusive environment, that will lead to future sustainable economic growth.
Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
We, at WA4STEAM, believe that by supporting entrepreneurships in breakthrough STEAM fields such as those in our priority selection among others, will foster innovation and promote a sustainable and resilient new industrial age.
“Technological progress is the foundation of efforts to achieve environmental objectives, such as increased resource and energy-efficiency. Without technology and innovation, industrialization will not happen, and without industrialization, development will not happen.” UN.
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
We, at WA4STEAM, have the long term goal to contribute to reduce inequality by providing opportunities to women globally, by expanding our reach outside developed countries in the future and by supporting projects that may have a global impact.