Back Her Business North Wales Launch
Join NatWest on the 11th November to discuss the findings on how North Wales can encourage and develop female entrepreneurship and to formally launch Back Her Business, the first female-only crowdfunding programme that supports would-be entrepreneurs across the UK.
This must-attend event is delivered by NatWest and is being hosted by Moneypenny.
Although most of the funding will come from “the crowd” – the bank will provide top-up funding of £1 million per year across the UK. We will offer eligible projects up to 50% of an entrepreneur's fundraising target, capped at £5,000 and our Board can also award some projects with further top-up funding.
The programme is open to all women, including those who identify as female.
On International Women’s Day, the UK Government published the Rose Review, a report on the barriers to women starting and growing their business.
Key themes include:
- Women make up 33% of entrepreneurs in the UK
- Achieving parity in start-up rates could generate an additional £250bn to the UK economy
- Currently, 1p in every £1 of VC funding goes to female-led businesses
- Networks cannot be underestimated
AGENDA to be confirmed:
10.00 Registration and Networking
10.30 Open NatWest
10:35 Overview of Back her Business
11:00 *Minutes silence for remembrance day*
11:10 speech from a female entrepreneur who has been successful with crowdfunding
11.25 opportunity to talk about We Mind the Gap. To be confirmed
11.40am Close and Networking with optional tours
- Event date:
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- Event location:
Moneypenny Western Gateway Wrexham LL13 7ZB