Annual entrepreneurship conference connecting Boston students and innovators — with a focus on women and underrepresented genders.
The WISE Summit is our annual entrepreneurship conference open to all disciplines and backgrounds. It was created to foster community among women and those who are underrepresented in entrepreneurship beyond Northeastern University and across Boston who are interested in developing an innovative mindset. The WISE Summit strives to highlight unconventional paths to entrepreneurship and make entrepreneurship accessible.
This year, our Summit will focus on what it means to be Created by Courage. Created by Courage calls upon all of us to embrace our authenticity, dare to be different, and find comfort in the unfamiliar, highlighting diverse paths to entrepreneurship and empowering us to take the leap forward. Our most fulfilling experiences are defined by the moments when we act courageously, and together, we can be bold to create a better future.
The 2023 WISE Summit will include coffee chats, keynote speaking events, workshop sessions, and our WISE marketplace with products created by student founders and Boston-based businesses. All are encouraged to attend Summit regardless of gender identity, major, year, or experience level.
In Spring 2022, WISE invited student entrepreneurs from colleges all over Boston to attend an event to learn from each other and grow with one another. In addition to keynote speeches and lightning talks from female founders, attendees took part in workshop breakout sessions varying across interdisciplinary topics. We had over 250+ attendees and speakers from Amazon, Boston Red Sox, Alinea Invest, and more.