Enterprising Women - Take your business to the next stage

Enterprising Women 2.0 is a high-impact, low engagement pre-incubation programme, fully funded by NatWest, to help early-stage women-led businesses get to the next stage.

You’ll benefit from our world-class business support and a valuable network to connect with.  All costs for the programme are covered, apart from your own expenses.

What you get:

A dedicated business mentor 

Workshops delivered by our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence 

Expert-in-Residence clinics with professional services, including lawyers and accountants 

Progress and accountability reviews with our Community Manager

Access to our networking events 

PR through NatWest and SETsquared Bristol

Who can enter?

If you have an innovative business idea or side hustle, you are eligible to enter.  The business/idea can be tech, tech enabled or non-tech.

You must identify as a woman, or non-binary assigned female at birth, and live and work in the UK.  Applicants must have big ambitions for business growth or impact and be ready and open to receive support and advice.

We particularly encourage applications from women with diverse backgrounds, including BAME, LGBTQ+ and differently abled women.

What's involved to enter?

Those interested are encouraged to attend the online launch event on Thursday 22 April from 5.30-7pm, where you can find out about the programme and hear from an inspirational panel of women business founders.

Applications close on 8 May 2021 at midnight.

18 women-led businesses will be selected to join Enterprising Women 2.0 by the end of May 2021.

The programme will commence in July 2021.

The successful applicants will need to commit to 3 full day workshops between September 2021 and January 2022, along with additional time engaging with mentors, advisers and the SETsquared Community Manager. They will deliver a final pitch at a showcase event in February 2022.

Please take a moment to read our privacy policy and website T&C's before applying.

If you meet the criteria, get ready to apply

You will need to have information about your business available in order to complete the application.

Dr. Chen Mao Davies, Founder & CEO of LatchAid

"The Enterprising Women programme helped me to connect with inspiring female entrepreneurs, learn from well-designed training programmes, and benefit from invaluable mentorship. I would wholeheartedly recommend all female entrepreneurs to join this amazing programme and community!"

 

 

Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi, Founder of BCohco

“The Enterprising Women Programme kept me plugged in at a very uncertain time. I am still reaping the benefits of the networking opportunities that were provided. Our purpose driven business continues to grow from strength to strength.”

 

 

Enterprising Women 2020 cohort:

For information on Enterprising Women Cohort 2.0 businesses, watch the recording of the showcase and pitching event.

A&K's Playground logo

A&K’s Playground delivers live experiences and events to connect people with intergenerational play.

aksplayground@gmail.com

BCohCoh logo

BCohCo is building cohesive communities using a grassroots, systems thinking approach, to promote the cross-pollination of ideas on DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion, Equality) matters.

katie@bcohco.com

Bonnie Binary logo

Bonnie Binary exists to help people with physical and cognitive challenges to interact in new ways with domestic technology through beautifully-designed functional controls.

annie@bonniebinary.co.uk

Buttercup Learning logo

Buttercup Learning is a content and design studio that produces family friendly content across augmented reality books, apps and online courses.

buttercup.hello@gmail.com

E2E logo

Engineer2Engineer (E2E) is an engineering skills platform aimed to build an active and co-operative learning environment for engineers across multiple disciplines.

ilhamasaid97@gmail.com

Eco Innovative Systems

Eco Innovative System (EIS) designs hydroponic systems for customers who are interested in indoor gardening to grow fresh, organic and high quality vegetables and herbs.

ecoinnovativesystems@outlook.com

Ferry X logo

Ferryx is developing safe and effective live bacterial therapeutics for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

jenny@ferryx.com

Gritty Talent logo

Gritty Talent connects emerging creative talent from under-represented backgrounds in film, TV and digital platforms with decision makers responsible for commissioning and producing content.

mel@grittypearlproductions.co.uk

Hedira logo

Hedira allows people to care for their indoor plants via smart notifications.

jess@hedira.io

Invented Futures logo

Invented Futures is a growth programme that enables and stimulates smaller niches and gaps in design thinking and strategy, prototyping and product iteration.

maria0leonard@gmail.com

Kaedim logo

Kaedim enables 3D creators to spend more time doing what they love by automating repetitive tasks using AI, turning sketches into digital 3D models in seconds.

konstantina@kaedim.com

KOKU Health logo

KOKU Health is a disruptive technology designed to increase access, uptake and engagement to evidence based falls prevention exercises and increase awareness of healthy ageing practises.

emma.stanmore@manchester.ac.uk

Latch Aid logo

LatchAid is an innovative breastfeeding/early-parenthood support app utilising 3D interactive technology, AI powered virtual breastfeeding support groups, and a personalised virtual supporter to help women learn breastfeeding skills and access 24/7 support, expertise, and companionship. 

team@latchaid.com

The Mindstyling Podcast

Mindstyling is a down-to-earth podcast that showcases leaders who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries and gives you the tools to start “MindStyling” for yourself.

amy@the-executive-alchemist.co.uk   hello@beckysage.com

Satis logo

Satis is a female-first innovative model for female urination. The model will enable women to not only be safe but also be efficient without having to waste time queueing.

HazelandAmber@gmail.com

Yello Butterfly logo

Yello Butterfly aims to create a new approach to the way in which we communicate with those in society who cannot or can no longer use the pen and paper method of communication and for those who have barriers.

adrienela@yahoo.com