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Wed, 19 Oct



Fund Her North: Accelerating Funding for Women in Business in partnership with NatWest and Bruntwood SciTech

Fund Her North invites women entrepreneurs seeking investment to our access to finance masterclass to Manchester delivered in partnership with NatWest and Bruntwood!

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Fund Her North: Accelerating Funding for Women in Business in partnership with NatWest and Bruntwood SciTech
Fund Her North: Accelerating Funding for Women in Business in partnership with NatWest and Bruntwood SciTech

Time & Location

19 Oct 2022, 09:00 BST – 20 Oct 2022, 17:00 BST

Manchester, 3 Symphony Park, Manchester M1 7FS, UK

About the event

Did you know that up to £250bn could be added to the UK economy if women started and scaled their businesses at the same rate as men?

Yet access and awareness of funding remains one of the biggest barriers for women entrepreneurs.

We want to change this.

Fund Her North is delighted to be bringing an access to finance masterclass - ‘Accelerating Funding for Women in Business’ event to Manchester on Wednesday 19th October, delivered in partnership with NatWest and Bruntwood Manchester.

We'll be sharing our tips, advice and insights to Northern based female founded and co-founded businesses seeking investment. This event welcomes female founded and co-founded businesses who are looking to raise investment now or in the future to a FREE full day workshop and interactive event.

You will hear from industry experts in our keynote speakers sessions, along with learning about the different forms of finance, through to developing a business model canvas and pitch deck to help prepare you and your business to become investor ready.

You will have the opportunity to ask us any questions and find out from a panel of experienced investors what attracts them to invest and what to expect from the process in the live Q&A. You will also hear from industry experts what investors look for, along with hearing from some of the North’s most successful female entrepreneurs on their journey to raising investment and scaling successful businesses.

Not one to miss!

About Fund Her North:

Fund Her North is a Northern-based, volunteer collective of over 30 women (in VC’s, funding organisations and angel groups), with a combined investment power of over £1.2bn. Each of the members of the Fund Her North collective has already made a lasting effect on female entrepreneurs in the North, with a combined investment track record of over £200 million invested in female-led, start-up businesses.

Fund Her North exists to give northern, female entrepreneurs equal access to funding to help them successfully scale their businesses. This is through providing connections, education, and by holding their hands through the funding raising process. Fund Her North supports women founders through every stage of their growth journey, through start up, to scale up and exit. As a first of its kind in the region, Fund Her North has built a network of over 400 members and a 37-strong Women Angels of the North syndicate to support female founders operating across the innovation and creative sectors in the North with access to investment.

About NatWest:

NatWest is a relationship bank for a digital world. We champion potential; breaking down

barriers and building financial confidence so the people, families and businesses we serve

can thrive.

We support one in every four UK businesses, from start-ups and entrepreneurs all the way

through to large corporate organisations and multi-nationals, providing the product solutions

and expertise our customers need at the right time. In doing so, we help our customers

manage their day-to-day business activity, supporting them through good and challenging

times, and working with them to help them plan for the future.

We work hard to support women into enterprise with a focus on unlocking the untapped

potential of female entrepreneurs by removing the barriers women face to starting and

growing businesses.

NatWest Group

About Bruntwood SciTech:

Bruntwood SciTech is the UK’s leading developer of innovation districts, creating the specialist environments and innovation ecosystems for science and technology businesses to form, scale and grow.

A 50:50 joint venture between Bruntwood and Legal & General, Bruntwood SciTech provides high quality office and laboratory space and tailored business support, offering unrivalled access to finance, talent and markets, an extensive clinical, academic and public partner network and a sector-specialist community of over 500 companies.

Bruntwood SciTech has unique experience in creating and developing strategic partnerships with UK regional cities, universities and NHS Trusts to drive economic growth through investment in science and technology infrastructure.

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