Liberty Interactive Seeks New Class for the Women's eCommerce Network
*Program Pairs Promising Digital Entrepreneurs with e-Business Veterans
*Call for Applicants Open Until July 31, 2013
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- July 9, 2013
Liberty Interactive (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB) today announced that it is
accepting proposals for participation in the 2014 Women's eCommerce Network
The W^eCN pairs ten established business leaders (the Council) with five early
stage eCommerce companies (the Class) for a unique, six-month mentorship
period. The program commences with an Opening Summit in Silicon Valley, where
entrepreneurs have the opportunity to introduce themselves and their companies
to the group and discuss important issues facing both young companies and
consumer internet companies in general. Post-Summit, each Class member will be
paired with two Council members who will counsel and mentor her through a
targeted, business-enhancing project. The six month mentorship later
culminates with a Closing Summit in April 2014.
The W^eCN is a candid and immersive forum for education around real world
experiences and pain points like scaling the business and refining the
business pitch. It also provides exposure to best practices and networking
opportunities with the broader Council through the Summits and an active
Alumni network. The program was established in 2011 to nurture and inspire
promising and still-young eCommerce businesses with women at the helm. This
program is in its third year and is sponsored by Liberty Interactive.
Women entrepreneurs with eCommerce businesses are encouraged to apply now for
selection to this year’s Class. The W^eCN is seeking founders and CEOs of
revenue generating companies that have been in business for at least one year.
Applications can be obtained by emailing: WeCN@LibertyInteractive.com.
Deadline to submit is July 31, 2013.
The WeCN’s second year paired Class members from dynamic early stage brands
with a distinguished Council that included leaders from Backcountry.com,
Drugstore.com, Forerunner Ventures, Gilt, One Kings Lane, Send the Trend,
ShopRunner, TripAdvisor and Yahoo!. The Class was comprised of Artsicle,
Lover.ly, Of a Kind, Quincy and Shoptiques.com. Executives from Liberty
Interactive and QVC, including Greg Maffei, Liberty President and CEO, Andrea
Wong, Liberty Board Member and President of International for Sony Pictures
Entertainment, and Claire Watts, CEO, QVC US also participated in last year’s
About Liberty Interactive Corporation
Liberty Interactive (Nasdaq: LINTA, LINTB) operates and owns interests in a
broad range of digital commerce businesses consisting of Liberty Interactive
Corporation’s subsidiaries QVC, Provide Commerce, Backcountry.com,
Bodybuilding.com, Celebrate Interactive, CommerceHub and interests in HSN and
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