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Fund Her North Launch Event - Shared screen with speaker view
Melissa Armstrong
28:27
Hey everyone
Karen Feinberg
28:29
hello from Karen in NJ via Boston via Mpls!
Jordan Dargue
28:41
Hi Everyone - great to have you here.
Jane Barrett
29:00
Hello everyone, Jane from The Career Farm Ltd
Karen Feinberg
29:06
how is the weather?
Jane Barrett
29:13
Sunny in Harrogate !
Fiona McKay
29:18
Great to join the community today
Jordan Dargue
29:22
Wet and miserable here
Melissa Armstrong
29:25
Not to bad in Teesside
Dr Vassiliki Somaraki
29:46
Hi everyone!
Jane Barrett
29:59
I have to leave a bit early - will the recording be circulated - thank you.
Eileen Donnelly
30:15
Ditto for me - thanks
Jess Jackson - GC Angels
31:05
can everyone ensure they have muted themselves - thank you!
Eileen Donnelly
31:37
Could the host mute everyone please.
Jess Jackson - GC Angels
53:58
Fund Her North is on twitter - lets get #FundHerNorth trending = https://twitter.com/FundHerNorth
Manoj Ranaweera
58:17
We are going to highlight the female led UK companies who have raised investment. https://www.uktechnews.info/category/female-led/ just to get started.
Mo Aldalou
01:01:02
It was superb, thank you!
Marie Ranson
01:01:17
Really inspirational, thank you!
Chi-chi Ekweozor
01:01:44
Amazing, thoroughly inspired!
Melissa Armstrong- Key Wellbeing
01:02:23
So inspirational!
Jo Gooding
01:02:35
That was great. Currently bootstrapping and networking here. That has given me drive to carry on with my passion, supporting Inclusive Design Innovation.
helenoldham
01:03:55
We will circulate a recording later if you missed the start of the video from Sara Davies
Victoria Clarke Brown
01:04:17
Thank you Helen
Martina Witter
01:04:49
great introduction and very inspiring
Jane Eckford Phone
01:10:29
Supporting an executive leadership coaching and business resilience business with colleagues. Called Swush Ltd and working across the North and into Scotland. Purpose and Passion resonating here as themes.
helenoldham
01:11:31
So important to have succesful women mentors and NEDs supporting female entrepreneurs.
helenoldham
01:12:54
Yay Zandra is back
Manoj Ranaweera
01:14:27
Sorry gotta go. Safiya from Techcelerate might join. Great event. All the best
Jo Gooding - Disability-led Design
01:16:37
I'd love to share my expertise in a NED role to support disability-led businesses and entrepreneurs. Currently mentoring 2 women, and doing it as a passion - interested how I could get paid for this? We are all bootstrapping. My network is in academia
Jo Gooding - Disability-led Design
01:17:16
I'm hoping this network can help me know my value.
Sam.Piddington
01:18:51
Wonderful advice Diane!
Jane Barrett
01:19:12
Great advice thank you.
HP-LAP
01:21:14
Inspiring event. Appreciating the great endeavors of each one of you all! We would love to promote female led investments via https://www.uktechnews.info/category/female-led/
Jane Barrett
01:23:50
Question to Zandra - each time you raised investment - what led you to decide the time was right (what were the signs?) thank you.
Jane Barrett
01:26:14
YES! does anyone know a quick basic course to different investment routes
Jess Jackson - GC Angels
01:26:40
one on my twitter @jessandthehive
Jess Jackson - GC Angels
01:26:50
will share on @fundhernorth
Jane Barrett
01:27:34
So true
Justin Souter
01:28:54
@Jane - not a course but an entry-level book by Carlos Espinal of Seedcamp = https://fundraisingfieldguide.com/
HP-LAP
01:30:01
Nice piece of advise!
Jess Jackson - GC Angels
01:30:46
fundraising/agel investment guide! https://twitter.com/AndysHVC/status/1306156165924040704
Victoria Clarke Brown
01:31:41
How do you get involved in investing?
Patricia Keating
01:32:24
We are just hosting our Meet the Mentor online today and tomorrow - register on www.techmanchester.co.uk/register and get the opportunity to meet 6 prospective mentors that will help your business for free for 12 months - mentors are business leader who have been there and done that
Kirsty Devlin
01:32:59
Ravneet and Zandra 🔥
Sam.Piddington
01:33:01
Great response Ravneet!
Martina Witter
01:33:04
great advice and insights
helenoldham
01:33:14
If you want to be an investor then contact GC Angels or NorthInvest we can talk you through what’s involved
Patricia Keating
01:33:29
Heres a video highlights on our previous in person mentor match ups xhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9E7QyTnP9o
Patricia Keating
01:33:34
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9E7QyTnP9o
Chi-chi Ekweozor
01:33:51
Amazing speakers so far… thanks! I also second the Meet the Mentor programme at Tech Manchester. Very valuable
HP-LAP
01:33:54
Here we go building network for British Tech companies via https://www.techcelerate.ventures/
Patricia Keating
01:34:16
Thanks ChiChi :)
Anna Tchaikaouskaite
01:34:44
are there any good angel groups who are currently investing in pre revenue (but MVP ready) startups?
Charlotte Scott
01:35:19
Thanks Anna, Laura will put it to the panel!
natalie Jameson
01:35:35
I third the Meet the Mentor programme at Tech Manchester. !
Marie Ranson
01:35:58
Great Q Anna
Chi-chi Ekweozor
01:36:47
A question for Ravneet: how did you find out about the grants you used to fund your startup? Did you dedicate resource to finding this info or did you do it yourself?
helenoldham
01:36:59
Northinvest have angels who are interested in pre revenue business
Jane Barrett
01:41:25
I have to go - thank you so much to Zandra, Diane and Ravneet. A brilliant session Helen, Jess and Laura - thank you for putting this on - very useful for me and for the MBAs I work with.
Jess Jackson - GC Angels
01:41:29
Interesting take I heard from a non-white angel once - he ONLY backs women and founders of different ethic backgrounds - he identified that they had a different zest and work ethic - a real fire in their bellies versus the standard makeup!
helenoldham
01:41:37
Thanks Jane
Jo Gooding - Disability-led Design
01:41:38
How can I connect with Angel investors to become an advisor for entrepreneurs working in inclusive design? Entrepreneurs who are disabled themselves have so may additional barriers. I meet so many graduates but they cannot pay for my time, would investors pay for my time?
Victoria Clarke Brown
01:44:45
The LEP growth hub advisors should be able to help with finding and applying for grants.
Susanna Boccaccio
01:44:55
Super event and lovely to meet you all - will connect on LinkedIn!
Rick Holland - INNOVATE UK
01:45:14
https://www.enterprise-europe.co.uk/
Chi-chi Ekweozor
01:45:46
Thanks, that was amazing!
Fiona McKay
01:46:01
Great event. Thanks for all the input. Super energy!
Justin Souter
01:46:28
fyi https://www.ycombinator.com/library/5D-fundraising-advice-for-female-founders & work of Kirsty Nathoo
Jane Barrett
01:47:02
https://www.nesta.org.uk/
Estelle Blanks
01:47:34
We can help with pitching and demystifying the investment process. https://supernetwork.org.uk/access-to-finance/
Rick Holland - INNOVATE UK
01:48:57
You can register your interest in up-coming pitchfests for innovators... https://www.enterprise-europe.co.uk/services/PitchfestPlus KTN has a lot of info on funding and other support for female (and male) innovators/entrepreneurs: https://ktn-uk.org/programme/women-in-innovation/
Chi-chi Ekweozor
01:49:38
The next event coming up from Fund Her North:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fund-her-north-pitch-event-with-northinvest-gc-angels-tickets-116090556981
Charlotte Scott
01:49:47
Thank you everyone for your advice and questions - all of this will help shape the resources and contacts we feature on our website, which we hope to become a directory of support
Jess Jackson - GC Angels
01:49:54
Flood VC pipelines - they can't ignore women then!! :-)
Chi-chi Ekweozor
01:50:15
That! Love it!! Yes, Jess!
Charlotte Scott
01:50:37
.com!
Chi-chi Ekweozor
01:50:52
https://fundhernorth.com/events
Zandra Lee Moore
01:51:02
Sorry I need to go thank you everyone
Zandra Lee Moore
01:51:07
Brilliant event
Chi-chi Ekweozor
01:51:16
Thank you Zandra!!
Laura Sisson
01:51:20
Thank you Zandra!
Sam.Piddington
01:51:21
Love the energy of today. Love being a part of this and looking forward to watching Fund Her grow
Patricia Keating
01:51:21
Can you share that URL in the chat
Charlotte Scott
01:51:43
http://fundhernorth.com/
Karen Feinberg
01:52:05
if we are on this event, will we get emails for next events?
Ravneet Kaur - Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult RTO
01:52:08
Plug in -Help Equiwatt with the trials, its a free app that helps you save energy and more importantly PAYS you to do so
Chi-chi Ekweozor
01:52:20
Here’s the LInkedIn group link: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12447221/
Melissa Armstrong- Key Wellbeing
01:52:21
It has been great thank you so much for this event got even more fire in my belly
Vicky
01:52:26
Thank you everyone
HP-LAP
01:52:33
You can explore about categories of investments flowing across British tech companies in https://www.uktechnews.info/
Ravneet Kaur - Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult RTO
01:52:33
https://www.equiwatt.com/
Sara Parker
01:52:37
Thanks everyone - fab event
Estelle Blanks
01:52:40
Thank you all. Great event. Feeling energised!
Charlotte Scott
01:52:41
Thank you everyone!
Cheryl Hill
01:52:42
This has been really interesting and insightful. I’m currently getting to grips with the world of investment and this is so welcoming and exciting! Thank you!