SETsquared Bristol launch pre-incubation programme for new women-led businesses

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SETsquared Bristol has partnered with NatWest to manage the yearlong Back Her Business project

Launch event at Engine Shed on 26 November from 6-8pm


SETsquared Bristol are proud to have partnered with NatWest’s Back Her Business initiative, supported by Crowdfunder, to launch a free programme to help women formed businesses access world class business support, which includes workshops, coaching and mentoring from our expert advisors, as well as support to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

SETsquared Bristol was awarded the grant to run the programme due to its world class expertise in business support and its commitment to diversity.

Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director at SETsquared Bristol said:

“This partnership demonstrates the continuing importance of inspiring and encouraging women to start their own businesses, which aligns with SETsquared Bristol’s commitment to championing diversity and inclusion.”

The Back Her Business launch event is on Tuesday 26 November from 6-8pm at Engine Shed, Bristol. Alongside information sharing, it will feature a panel discussion of inspirational women businesses founders who either have experience of crowdfunding or have accessed alternative sources of funding. The panellists are Sarah Bolt, CEO and Co-founder of Forth Life and Forth Edge, Chloe Meineck, Designer of Music Memory Box and Charmaine Lawrence, Founder and CEO of Mogul Minded Group. The session will be chaired by Monika Radclyffe, Centre Director at SETsquared Bristol.

We are encouraging local women with any business ideas or side hustles to come along and learn about how we can help them to found a business and grow into commercial success. If you would like to find out more, sign up to the launch event. If you’re ready to take the next step to grow your business, apply online.

More information on Back Her Business

Back Her Business is open to UK residents with new UK projects.

Selection of 18 businesses and business founders will take place in February 2020.

The pre-incubation programme runs from March 2020 – August 2020 and includes full day workshops delivered by SETsquared Bristol Entrepreneurs in Residence and external experts, access to Advisors in Residence and mentor support.

The programme will culminate in the launch of crowdfunding campaigns for all the businesses in October 2020.

NatWest are offering grants to certain successful projects (each project may receive NatWest top-up funding up to 50% of the overall fundraising target up to a maximum of £5,000).

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