Back Her Business

Back Her Business – New Female-only Crowdfunding Programme Launched By NatWest

Back Her Business is a new female-only crowdfunding initiative launched by UK bank NatWest in an effort to boost funding support for female founders. The nationwide programme is in partnership with Crowdfunder and it’s part of the bank’s wider ambition to reduce the gender gap and support 400,000 female-led businesses by 2025. Named as the […]

Female Founders

The Female Founders Pitching At One Of The UK’s First BAME Incubator Programme

These Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) female founders have been chosen to pitch their business ideas at one of the UK’s first incubator programme targeting ethnic minority-led startups – Female Founders Accelerator. Launched recently by Hatch Enterprise – a London-based enterprise charity – together with support from NatWest and eBay, the Female Founders Accelerator […]

Shell Springboard finalists - funding pot

Shell Springboard Competition – £350k Funding Pot On Offer To Low-Carbon Businesses

The Royal Dutch Shell is looking to award a funding pot of £350k to the UK’s top leading low-carbon businesses. Applications are now open for the Shell Springboard 2019 national programme, which funds the most innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) tackling Britain’s energy issues. The yearly competition is one of Shell’s two social investment […]

family

How To: Balance Running A Business and Family Life

Raising a family in this day and age isn’t easy when one member of the partnership is working full time – Let’s face it, one salary is seldom enough to provide for everything these days. This also leaves a huge amount of pressure on the other parent to raise a family while generating some form […]

Tryatec - The online sharing economy platform - Sabine Opis and Elena Sokolova

Share Your Startup Story – The Founders Of The Online Marketplace For Renting The Latest Tech ‘Tryatec’ Are Tapping Into The Sharing Economy

Despite trust issues plaguing peer-to-peer (P2P) ‘sharing culture’, predictions show that the UK’s sharing economy transactions could reach £140bn by 2025, according to consultancy PwC. This figure, up from an estimated £7bn in 2015, is on track for continued rapid growth thanks to people becoming more aware of how these sharing economy platforms operate and […]

Gender Bias

Defying Gender Bias As A Young Female Founder

One thing I’ve realised is that too many investment decisions are made based on judgments influenced by widely held beliefs about someone’s age, gender, education, and race. Yang Liu, the founder of JustWears – a high performing men’s underwear company – and a former a VC, shares her experience of how she defies gender bias […]

Women in innovation

Women In Innovation: A Getty Images Photo Exhibition Inspiring Future Female Entrepreneurs

A Getty Images photo exhibition is looking to inspire the next generation of female entrepreneurs and innovators – Innovate UK’s infocus ‘Women In Innovation’ . Jointly created by Innovate UK – a government body promoting innovation – and Getty Images, the free exhibit aims to address issues faced by women in innovation and boost female entrepreneurship […]

Festival

AllBright: FoundHER – Festival Of Female Founders

AllBright presents FoundHER – a two city festival of events aimed at founders, investors and anyone interested in entrepreneurship. AllBright is the ‘first funding and support platform of its kind in the UK’ for female entrepreneurs. What Is FoundHER Designed to give a platform to people who don’t usually share their stories, the festival features […]

Female Entrepreneurs

Female Founders – New Accelerator Programme Helping Female Entrepreneurs To Grow & Scale Their Businesses

Newly launched Female Founders accelerator programme aims to help London-based female entrepreneurs boost the UK economy. The four months programme announced its first cohorts of 60 female business owners earlier this month, at a private event hosted by J.P. Morgan. Jointly created by Hatch Enterprise and Enterprise Enfield, the Female Founders initiative was developed as […]

female entrepreneurs

Launch of AllBright – 1st Funding Platform Aimed At Female Entrepreneurs

AllBright funding platform – ‘first of its kind’ – is aimed at female entrepreneurs to tackle the funding gap between female-led and male-led business in the UK. Founded by Debbie Wosskow, of Love Home Swap, and Anna Jones, CEO Hearst Magazines UK, AllBright will look to discover, fund and support Britain’s ‘best’ female entrepreneurs from start-ups to established […]