Applications open for Women’s Launch Lab incubator programme, to support early stage female-led British start-ups2 min read
Twelve UK female entrepreneurs can win a place to be part of an all-expenses paid bootcamp in London as part of the UK’s first National Women’s Enterprise Week, supported by high-profile industry mentors such as Dragon’s Den’s Sara Davies MBE
The deadline for applications is Monday 15th May
sees the launch of , the first ever UK wide celebration of female led businesses.
The brainchild of entrepreneur Alison Cork MBE (also founder of not for profit Make It Your Business), National Women’s Enterprise Week (NWEW) which will run from June 19-23, aims to support and encourage female enterprise with a whole week of activities for both the general public and female entrepreneurial community.
As part of this initiative, NWEW will also see the launch of our first Enterprise Incubator, Women’s Launch Lab, offering 12 all expenses paid places on a London bootcamp for female led early-stage start-ups.
During the programme, start-ups will hear and learn from innovative female entrepreneurs, growth and marketing strategists and financial experts. They will be trained to deliver their best pitch to secure investment. In the evenings they will attend networking events and receptions at the British Library and House of Lords. The programme will culminate with them pitching their idea to a panel of seasoned VCs and investors.
Applications are currently open until May 15th for female entrepreneurs to win a place and applicants can apply here.
A powerhouse of female judges, speakers and mentors are involved in the initiative:
- Sara Davies MBE
- Winnie Chiu JP, President and Executive Director, Dorsett Hospitality International
- Isabel Oswell, Head of Business Audiences, British Library Business & IP Centre
- Alison Hall, CEO of fashion brand Sosandar
- Mariam Jimoh, Founder and CEO of Oja
The judging of the bootcamp’s final pitch showcase will be taking place at Dorsett Shepherds Bush.
The programme comes at an important time. While more female-led businesses…
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