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 £1of VC funding goes to female led businesses
* Networks cannot be under estimated
Join us on the 17th September at Ulster University, Magee, to discuss the findings, engage in a panel discussion exploring how the North West 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. 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 Northern Ireland Board can also award some projects with further top-up funding.
The programme is open to all women, including those who identify as female. More info and to get started can be found on theBack Her Business site. https://ulsterbankbackherbusiness.co.uk/
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