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.”



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

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